Thanks again, KevinM
For anyone who wants to decrease the coin amount: Use a patch
to make the coins save after death/midway. The game only deletes the coins after all 5 have been collected, but since only 4 or lower amount of coins have been collected, you can collect all of them, get a 1-UP and still have the coins show up in the level which means infinite lives. So use this patch
to make the coins save after death/clear or midway.