Melanin is a chemical. Chemicals have a dollar value. What is the dollar value of melanin? Melanin is a chemical. Chemicals have a dollar value. Does melanin have a dollar value? After asking those questions while preparing for the first Sacired Libation Ceremony honoring the 155 African American women and girls lynched in America during March 2014 the answer came. Melanin has a dollar value, but what does it mean? The suggestion came from Baba Tariq A Oduno to compare the dollar value of melanin to the chemical coltan. That put melanin’s dollar value in a context. It gave melanin’s dollar value meaning. Melanin is presently worth over $395 a gram more than gold. Imagine the world where everyone knows melanin is worth more than gold. We decided to put it on a t-shirt reading “Melanin Is Worth Over $395 A Gram More Than Gold.” That is a means of spreading the word that the chemical melanin found in the skin of humans, the feathers of birds, the fur of animals, the hair of humans, the ink of cephalopods, and the scales of reptiles is worth more than gold.