Coinbase Account Limits

Dec 11, 2017
For security, regulatory compliance, and fraud prevention, there are limits to how much digital currency can be bought and sold with your Coinbase account. These limits vary based on the payment method used, your account age, purchase history, and other factors.

Note: Coinbase account limits are calculated automatically. Coinbase Support is unable to increase account limits at this time.
 

How can I see my limits?

You can view your limits and actions you can take to increase them on this page: https://www.coinbase.com/verifications
 

How can I increase my account limits?

To increase your weekly limits, you may need to complete several of the following steps which will be described on this page: https://www.coinbase.com/verifications
  1. Add a phone number: https://www.coinbase.com/settings/security_settings
  2. Provide your personal details: https://www.coinbase.com/settings/
  3. Provide a photo ID: https://www.coinbase.com/verify-id/
  4. Establish a purchase history by buying and selling with Coinbase: https://www.coinbase.com/trade/

Limits are also dependent upon the age of completed purchases on your Coinbase account. We are unable to bypass this requirement.
 

I really need higher limits. What can I do?

For US customers, we suggest using a wire transfer to fund your Coinbase account. This is the best way to create a large order.
 

Are there different limits for each linked account?

Yes. Each external account linked to your Coinbase account has a different limit. For example, the limits on a linked credit card are separate from a linked bank account. Limits for each linked account are calculated separately. To increase the limit for a specific linked account, be sure to use that account to buy and sell.

There is also an overall limit for your Coinbase account regardless of which payment method is used.
 

Are there limits when trading using my local currency wallet (USD Wallet, EUR Wallet, etc.?)

Yes. Your overall limit will be applied to trades using your local currency wallet. 
 

How do I know when my limits have changed?

Coinbase will automatically send you an email you when there is a change made to your limits.
 

Why did my limits decrease?

When a payment method is brand new or if it hasn't yet accumulated much trading volume, our system may adjust your limits to reflect this. Typically limits will increase automatically over time as you accumulate successful trade volume. 
 

When do my limits replenish?

Limits are refilled gradually over the course of one week from the time your order is confirmed. For example if you placed a buy order for the maximum amount, your limits would be 1/7th replenished each day and fully replenished after 1 week.

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