Can gold coins be melted down?

Answer US Treasury rules that went into effect in 1996 banned the melting of pennies and nickels for their zinc and nickel content. This ban doesn't cover older gold coins issued by the United States or o... Read More »

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Can gold leaf be melted down?

Gold leaf can be melted down if a temperature of more than 1,948 degrees F is obtained during the melting process. This also assumes that the gold leaf is not mixed with any other metals that migh... Read More »

Should I Trade My Gold Bullion Coins for Platinum Bullion Coins?

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Are gold coins in use?

Some gold coins, like the Sacajawea dollar, are usable as legal tender. They must be legally made in a United States mint. The gold coins usually have a gold coating.References:Montana Rarities: Go... Read More »

Can you fly with gold coins?

There are no prohibitions from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Transportation Security Administration (TSA) against flying with gold coins in your possession. However, depending on the n... Read More »