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U.S. Gold Coin Melt Value

Current Intrinsic Metal Value of U.S. Gold Coins

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The chart on this page shows the current intrinsic or melt value of common U.S. gold coins.  This is not a listing of how much it costs the U.S. Mint to make these coins, but rather a measurement of value based solely upon the metal content of the coin.  This page is not a legal endorsement of melting or defacing coins, but serves to provide you with information on a coins intrinsic metal value.

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Melt Values of U.S. Gold Coins

Current Price of gold:  $1,268.2 USD per Troy Ounce (t oz.)
Down   $26.30  or   -2.03%   from last week
Updated:  September 3, 2014

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Coin Image Coin Description Weight AGW Melt Value
Kennedy Half-Dollar Gold Proof Coin (2014), United States Coin 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half-Dollar Gold Proof Coin
(2014)
99.99% Gold
23.33 g. 0.7500 t oz. $951.15
Liberty Head (Type One) Gold Dollar (1849-1854), United States Coin Liberty Head - Type One
Gold Dollar
(1849-1854)
90% Gold
1.67 g. 0.0484 t oz. $61.34
Indian Head (Type Two) Gold Dollar (1854-1856), United States Coin Indian Head - Type Two
Gold Dollar
(1854-1856)
90% Gold
1.67 g. 0.0484 t oz. $61.34
Indian Head (Type Three) Gold Dollar (1856-1889), United States Coin Indian Head - Type Three
Gold Dollar
(1856-1889)
90% Gold
1.67 g. 0.0484 t oz. $61.34
Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907), United States Coin Liberty Head $2.50
(1840-1907)
90% Gold
4.18 g. 0.1209 t oz. $153.38
Indian Head $2.50 (1908-1929), United States Coin Indian Head $2.50
(1908-1929)
90% Gold
4.18 g. 0.1209 t oz. $153.38
Indian Head $3 (1854-1889), United States Coin Indian Head $3
(1854-1889)
90% Gold
5.01 g. 0.1451 t oz. $184.04
Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908), United States Coin Liberty Head $5
(1839-1908)
90% Gold
8.36 g. 0.2419 t oz. $306.74
Indian Head $5 (1908-1929), United States Coin Indian Head $5
(1908-1929)
90% Gold
8.36 g. 0.2419 t oz. $306.74
Liberty Head $10 (1838-1907), United States Coin Liberty Head $10
(1838-1907)
90% Gold
16.72 g. 0.4838 t oz. $613.49
Indian Head $10 (1907-1933), United States Coin Indian Head $10
(1907-1933)
90% Gold
16.72 g. 0.4838 t oz. $613.49
Liberty Head $20 (1849-1907), United States Coin Liberty Head $20
(1849-1907)
90% Gold
33.44 g. 0.9675 t oz. $1,226.98
Saint-Gaudens $20 (1907-1933), United States Coin Saint-Gaudens $20
(1907-1933)
90% Gold
33.44 g. 0.9675 t oz. $1,226.98
Gold Eagle $5 - 1/10 Ounce (1986-Date), United States Coin Gold Eagle $5 - 1/10 Ounce
(1986-Date)
91.67% Gold
3.39 g. 0.1000 t oz. $126.82
Gold Eagle $10 - 1/4 Ounce (1986-Date), United States Coin Gold Eagle $10 - 1/4 Ounce
(1986-Date)
91.67% Gold
8.48 g. 0.2500 t oz. $317.05
Gold Eagle $25 - 1/2 Ounce (1986-Date), United States Coin Gold Eagle $25 - 1/2 Ounce
(1986-Date)
91.67% Gold
16.97 g. 0.5000 t oz. $634.10
Gold Eagle $50 - One Ounce (1986-Date), United States Coin Gold Eagle $50 - One Ounce
(1986-Date)
91.67% Gold
33.93 g. 1.0000 t oz. $1,268.20
Buffalo $50 - One Ounce (2006-Date), United States Coin Buffalo $50 - One Ounce
(2006-Date)
99.99% Gold
31.11 g. 1.0000 t oz. $1,268.20
First Spouse $10 - 1/2 Ounce (2007-Date), United States Coin First Spouse $10 - 1/2 Ounce
(2007-Date)
99.99% Gold
15.55 g. 0.5000 t oz. $634.10

t oz. = Troy Ounce.  There are 31.1034768 grams (g.) in one Troy Ounce.
Coin Images Courtesy of: Heritage Auction Galleries, Ha.com
Bullion Coin Images Courtesy of: The United States Mint, www.usmint.gov

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