Put multiple object in one mouse move

Hey, I have started developing 2d games on GameMaker and then moved to Unity. Unity is a lot better, but I have a problem. I want to place a lot of coins, and if I will duplicate each one it will take tons of time. In GameMaker, I could select an object and hold shift with the left mouse button and place objects easily.

Is there a way to do the same in Unity?

The only ways I know is to right click the item in the hierarchy and select duplicate or if you have it selected and are moving it around pressing CTRL D will duplicate the selection and then select the new duplicate.