Knight of Coins

Knight of Coins from Anecdotes Tarot walks along in a fancy dress with a bulldog

Them city girls,
with their ribbon bows,
and their fancy sash…

Joanna Newsom, “Ribbon Bows” (Have One On Me, 2010)

Image Description

A woman walking with a bulldog, looking up toward a golden coin in the sky on the right-hand side of the card. She wears a fancy burgundy dress with puffed sleeves, pink and blue ribbon bows, ad mint green stripes on the sleeves and bottom of the skirt. She also wears a matching bonnet, and her dog has matching bow around her neck. The woman carries a Y-shaped stick wrapped in red ribbon in her right hand, resting against her shoulder. The ground is golden with small tufts of grass, and the sky is light warm gray.


The Knight of Coins is a pleasure-seeker, in an impeccable outfit that matches her bulldog’s. She does not hold a coin, but is guided by a coin in the sky. On her shoulder she carries a bedecked dowsing rod, to seek out springs, veins of gold, and ley lines. She enjoys finery, but she has an eye to the future and is not opposed to philosophical discussion.

This Knight can be charming, self-confident, and thoughtful. She can also be vain and inclined to stay within her comfort zone.