After publishing melt values for U.S. silver coins, several readers asked about the metal value of U.S. gold coins and if it is legal to melt U.S. coins. After doing some research I have published a chart detailing the value of the gold in popular U.S. gold coins. Additionally, the only official government information that I can find on melting U.S. coins pertains to only pennies and nickels. You can read the articles yourself by clicking on the links below.
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