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US Gold Coin Melt Values

Current Intrinsic Metal Value of US Gold Coins

The chart below shows every legal tender gold coin ever made in US history along with it's metal content, weight/mass, denomination and how much the "melt value" of the coin is worth. By "melt value", this is basically the intrinsic value of the metal used to make this coin, mostly gold in this case. With the prices of gold rising by such as large amount, this information is valuable for investors and coin collectors who own gold coins or are planning to buy and sell them.

Current Precious and Base Metal Bullion Spot Prices:

Updated Live! Gold, Silver, Platinum and Copper.   Updated Daily: Nickel, Zinc and Manganese.
As of September 18 2014 12:40 PM CDT:

Gold: $1225.50 per Ounce    Silver: $18.48 per Ounce    Platinum: $1349.60 per Ounce
Copper: $3.09 per Pound    Nickel: $8.14 per Pound    Zinc: $1.01 per Pound    Manganese: $2250.00 per Ton   

ImageType DescriptionMetal ContentWeightDenominationMelt Value
Gold Dollars
Liberty Head Gold Dollars    Liberty Head Gold Dollars (1849-1854)
90% Gold - 10% Copper
1.672 grams
$1.00
$59.2914
Small Indian Head Gold Dollars    Small Indian Head Gold Dollars (1854-1856)
90% Gold - 10% Copper
1.672 grams
$1.00
$59.2914
Large Indian Head Gold Dollars    Large Indian Head Gold Dollars (1856-1889)
90% Gold - 10% Copper
1.672 grams
$1.00
$59.2914
Gold $2.50 Quarter Eagle
Turban Head Gold $2.50 Quarter Eagle    Turban Head Gold $2.50 Quarter Eagle (1796-1807)
92% Gold - 8% Silver and Copper
4.37 grams
$2.50
$154.9661
Capped Bust Gold $2.50 Quarter Eagle    Capped Bust Gold $2.50 Quarter Eagle (1808)
92% Gold - 8% Silver and Copper
4.37 grams
$2.50
$154.9661
Classic Head Gold $2.50 Quarter Eagle    Classic Head Gold $2.50 Quarter Eagle (1834-1839)
90% Gold - 10% Silver and Copper
4.18 grams
$2.50
$148.2284
Coronet Head Gold $2.50 Quarter Eagle    Coronet Head Gold $2.50 Quarter Eagle (1840-1907)
90% Gold - 10% Copper
4.18 grams
$2.50
$148.2284
Indian Head Gold $2.50 Quarter Eagle    Indian Head Gold $2.50 Quarter Eagle (1908-1929)
90% Gold - 10% Copper
4.18 grams
$2.50
$148.2284
Gold $3
Indian Princess Head Gold $3    Indian Princess Head Gold $3 (1854-1889)
90% Gold - 10% Copper
5.015 grams
$3.00
$177.8387
Gold $4
Stella Gold $4    Stella Gold $4 (1879-1880)
85% Gold - 15% Silver and Copper
7 grams
$4.00
$234.7499
Gold $5 Half Eagle
Turban Head Gold $5 Half Eagle    Turban Head Gold $5 Half Eagle (1795-1798)
92% Gold - 8% Silver and Copper
8.75 grams
$5.00
$310.2868
Capped Bust Gold $5 Half Eagle    Capped Bust Gold $5 Half Eagle (1807-1812)
92% Gold - 8% Silver and Copper
8.75 grams
$5.00
$310.2868
Classic Head Gold $5 Half Eagle    Classic Head Gold $5 Half Eagle (1834-1838)
90% Gold - 10% Silver and Copper
8.36 grams
$5.00
$296.4569
Coronet Head Gold $5 Half Eagle    Coronet Head Gold $5 Half Eagle (1839-1866)
90% Gold - 10% Copper
8.36 grams
$5.00
$296.4569
Indian Head Gold $5 Half Eagle    Indian Head Gold $5 Half Eagle (1908-1929)
90% Gold - 10% Copper
8.36 grams
$5.00
$296.4569
Gold $10 Eagle
Turban Head Gold $10 Eagle    Turban Head Gold $10 Eagle (1795-1797)
92% Gold - 8% Silver and Copper
17.5 grams
$10.00
$620.5736
Coronet Head Gold $10 Eagle    Coronet Head Gold $10 Eagle (1838-1839)
90% Gold - 10% Copper
16.72 grams
$10.00
$592.9137
Indian Head Gold $10 Eagle    Indian Head Gold $10 Eagle (1907-1908)
90% Gold - 10% Copper
16.72 grams
$10.00
$592.9137
Gold $20 Double Eagle
Coronet Head Gold $20 Double Eagle    Coronet Head Gold $20 Double Eagle (1849-1866)
90% Gold - 10% Copper
33.44 grams
$20.00
$1185.8274
Saint Gaudens Gold $20 Double Eagle    Saint Gaudens Gold $20 Double Eagle (1907-1908)
90% Gold - 10% Copper
33.44 grams
$20.00
$1185.8274
Bullion Coins
$5 Gold American Eagle Tenth Ounce    Tenth Ounce $5 Gold American Eagle (1986-Present)
91.67% Gold - 3% Silver - 5.33% Copper
3.393 grams
$5.00
$122.6123
$10 Gold American Eagle Quarter Ounce    Quarter Ounce $10 Gold American Eagle (1986-Present)
91.67% Gold - 3% Silver - 5.33% Copper
8.483 grams
$10.00
$306.5489
$25 Gold American Eagle Half Ounce    Half Ounce $25 Gold American Eagle (1986-Present)
91.67% Gold - 3% Silver - 5.33% Copper
16.966 grams
$25.00
$613.0977
$50 Gold American Eagle One Ounce    One Ounce $50 Gold American Eagle (1986-Present)
91.67% Gold - 3% Silver - 5.33% Copper
33.931 grams
$50.00
$1226.1593
$5 Gold American Buffalo Tenth Ounce    Tenth Ounce $5 Gold American Buffalo (2008)
99.99% Fine Gold
3.1104 grams
$5.00
$122.5398
$10 Gold American Buffalo Quarter Ounce    Quarter Ounce $10 Gold American Buffalo (2008)
99.99% Fine Gold
7.7759 grams
$10.00
$306.3456
$25 Gold American Buffalo Half Ounce    Half Ounce $25 Gold American Buffalo (2008)
99.99% Fine Gold
15.5518 grams
$25.00
$612.6912
$50 Gold American Buffalo One Ounce    One Ounce $50 Gold American Buffalo (2008)
99.99% Fine Gold
31.1035 grams
$50.00
$1225.3784
First Spouse Bullion Coins    First Spouse Bullion Coins (2007-2016)
99.99% Fine Gold
15.554 grams
$10.00
$612.7778

Gold Coin Melt Value Calculator

Use this calculator to find the value of your gold coins. Choose from any gold coin ever made in US history and enter the quantity of coins you own. The current precious metal gold spot price is automatically inputted into the calculator but you can also change this to different prices as well.

View the following link: Gold Coin Melt Value Calculator.



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Gold Bar and Ingot Melt Values

This section shows how much typical gold bar and ingot values are. These are purely bullion investments which consists of grain bars, gram bars, kilo bars and ounce bars. I listed some of the most common types of bars or ingots that are used in bullion investments. Also, I added the worlds largest gold bar and worlds largest gold coin along with their respective intrinisic metal and melt values. You can enlarge the images by clicking on them as well.

ImageDescriptionWeight in Troy Ounces
Weight in Grams
Melt Value
Gold Grain Bars
1 grain gold bar size 1 Grain Gold Bar 0.002083 Troy Ounces
0.064799 Grams
$2.55
1 grain gold bar size 2.5 Grain Gold Bar 0.005208 Troy Ounces
0.161997 Grams
$6.38
1 grain gold bar size 5 Grain Gold Bar 0.010417 Troy Ounces
0.323995 Grams
$12.77
Gold Gram Bars
1 gram gold bar size 1 Gram Gold Bar 0.032151 Troy Ounces
1.00 Grams
$39.40
1 gram gold bar size 2.5 Gram Gold Bar 0.080377 Troy Ounces
2.50 Grams
$98.50
1 gram gold bar size 5 Gram Gold Bar 0.160754 Troy Ounces
5.00 Grams
$197.00
1 gram gold bar size 10 Gram Gold Bar 0.321507 Troy Ounces
10.00 Grams
$394.01
1 gram gold bar size 20 Gram Gold Bar 0.643015 Troy Ounces
20.00 Grams
$788.01
1 gram gold bar size 50 Gram Gold Bar 1.61 Troy Ounces
50.00 Grams
$1,970.04
1 gram gold bar size 100 Gram Gold Bar 3.22 Troy Ounces
100.00 Grams
$3,940.07
1 kilogram gold bar 1000 Gram Gold Bar (Kilo Bar) 32.15 Troy Ounces
1,000.00 Grams
$39,400.74
Ounce Gold Bars - Common Bullion Investment Sizes
1 ounce gold bar size
1 Ounce Gold Bar 1.00 Troy Ounces
31.10 Grams
$1,225.50
1 ounce gold bar size
10 Ounce Gold Bar 10.00 Troy Ounces
311.03 Grams
$12,255.00
400 ounce gold bar
400 Ounce Gold Bar 400.00 Troy Ounces
12,441.39 Grams
$490,200.00
World's Largest Gold Bar
worlds largest gold bar
250 Kilogram Gold Bar 8,037.69 Troy Ounces
250,000.00 Grams
$9,850,184.98
World's Second Largest Gold Coin - 2007
worlds second largest gold coin
$1 Million Maple Leaf Coin - Royal Canadian Mint 3,215.07 Troy Ounces
100,000.00 Grams
$3,940,073.99
World's Largest Gold Coin - 2012
worlds largest gold coin
$1 Million Queen Elizabeth II and Leaping Kangaroo Coin - Australian Perth Mint 32,536.56 Troy Ounces
1,012,000.00 Grams
$39,873,548.80