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For the revised edition of this book, see The Melted Coins (revised text).

The Melted Coins
The Mystery of the Melted Coins Armada 1984 cover

The cover of a 1984 Armada edition of The Mystery of the Melted Coins from the UK.

House name Franklin W. Dixon
Ghostwriter Leslie McFarlane[1]
Outline Harriet S. Adams[1]
Illustrator Paul Laune
Publication information
Publisher Grosset & Dunlap
Producer Stratemeyer Syndicate
Publication date 1944
Media type Print (hardcover)
Pages 215
Series Original
Preceded by The Flickering Torch Mystery
Followed by The Short-Wave Mystery


The Melted Coins is the 23rd book in the original Hardy Boys series. It was first published in 1944 by Grosset & Dunlap.

Publication history

to be added.

Plot summary

When Chief Collig informs the boys that a man is at the Bayport Hospital and all that he has said has been "Hardy" and "Elm" and a strange warning "Beware the curse of Caribees", the boys embark on a strange journey to find out who their unknown visitor is. But the boys also discover a coin theft and counterfeiting ring in the Bayport area where large coin collections are being stolen and melted down into counterfeit coinage. How the Hardy Boys solve both cases is quite an adventure.


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Businesses and organizations


  • Queen Anne Shilling (coin)
  • Chico (dog) (mentioned only)

Foreign Editions

  • In 1972 Collins printed the original version of The Melted Coins (written by Leslie McFarlane in 1944) in the UK as #7 in The Hardy Boys series. In 1974 Armada (Collin's Children's Paperback Imprint) reissued the book under the title The Mystery of the Melted Coins. Armada's version remained in print until 1995. Collins never printed the revised text.


to be added.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Who Wrote the Hardy Boys? at

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