The amount of time you now have to use your Gold coins on the My Nintendo service have seen a hefty increase. Announced through the My Nintendo website, the Gold coin longevity has extended from 6 months to 12, double the amount of time. For more information, check out the text below straight from the website.
Gold Points are now valid for 12 months after you collect them.Up until now, both Gold Points and Platinum Points have been set to expire 6 months after you earn them. However, moving forward, your points will be valid for different lengths of time depending on what type of points they are.Gold Points: Valid for 12 months after you collect them.Platinum Points (all types): Valid for 6 months after you collect them.Remember that when you redeem points for rewards, the points closest to expiring will automatically be used first. If you need to check the points you’ve collected, the points you’ve earned, or any points that have expired, be sure to take a look at “Points history” in the My Nintendo menu