U.S. Circulated Gold Coins Gold Melt ValueGold coin values are based on the closing, end of day price at the NYMEX. These coins were in standard circulation until gold was removed from all U.S. circulating coinage in 1933. Please keep in mind that the values below reflect only the gold value, not the numismatic value or rarity (many times, the numismatic value of a coin can be 10,000 times greater than the actual gold coin melt value). This table should only be used as a guide for buying and selling gold coins.