Skyrim's main form of currency is gold. Surprisingly, gold (the currency) can't be made from any form of golden ingot - you can only obtain gold as loot, via trading, from natural spawn locations and from rewards from quests.. oh, and through console commands - that's what this guide is for, to show you how to use the gold cheat.
We'll be using console commands to do this - to open up the console press ` or ~. The console is only available on PC and Mac (Steam) - it isn't available for XBOX or Playstaion unfortunately. If you need more help, check out this guide.
As gold is an actual item in the game, you can cheat it in using the AddItem command. The syntax for the AddItem command is as follows:
player.AddItem [Item ID] [Amount]
All we need to do with the above command is add in gold's item ID and the amount of gold you wish to spawn. Gold's item ID is 0000000F (yes - 7 zeroes!), say you wanted to spawn 100 gold, you'd use the following cheat:
player.AddItem 0000000F 100
If 100 gold isn't enough for you, the following console command would add 99,999, which is near-infinite:
player.AddItem 0000000F 99999
To spawn more or less gold, just change the number at the end of the command. If you're looking to spawn items other than gold, you can find all Skyrim item IDs on our item code list.