What are Olympic Medals Made of You Ask?
Did you know Olympic Gold medals are not really made of gold?
You’re absolutely hearing me correctly! Actually, they’re not even composed of all silver! Just a hint of gold is mixed in and a thin layer covers the surface of the iconic medallion that is valued at a mere $640.
With today’s price of the precious metal, a gold medal crafted entirely of gold would run the Olympic Committee a hefty price tag of about $20,000 a pop!
In fact, the gold medal is comprised of 92.5% silver, just 1.34% (or six grams of gold) and the rest is made of copper.
Funny Fact # 2: 97% of the bronze medal is also made of copper!
Just incase you didn’t catch all of that: the gold medal is silver, the silver medal is silver and the bronze medal is copper.
Post extracted, the silver, copper and tiny smidges gold are shipped off to be pressed into their familiar circular shape to the standards of the committee.
Ironic how Olympians train their entire lives to obtain a piece of oh so precious [semi-precious] metal that was once mined from such humble beginnings. However, ask an Olympian and they’ll tell you it is priceless!
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