How many coins do I need to get all the characters in Crossy Road?

To be 95% certain of getting the last character you need from the Crossy Road vending machine, you’ll need 26,800 coins.  (Jump to the full table.)
Let me explain.
Crossy Road is a game for iOS and Android. It’s been described as ‘endless frogger‘. You begin playing as a chicken, and you have to cross a road and other obstacles.
For extra fun, the game offers additional characters to replace the chicken. At the time of writing there are 72 104 characters: farm-yard animals, jungle frogs, ghosts, zombies, robots, aliens and fauna from the Australian outback. You can even play as humans in the form of the game’s three creators. Continue reading “How many coins do I need to get all the characters in Crossy Road?”