The last series of Olympic medals to be made of solid gold were awarded at the
1912 Olympic Games in Stockholm, Sweden.
Do you ever wonder if the Olympic gold medals really gold? Here's the metal
composition of Olympic medals and how it's changed over time.
Olympic gold medals are required to be made of sterling silver covered with at
least 6 grams of pure gold, according to About.com. Each gold medal must have
Aug 19, 2016 ... Gold medals haven't been made of gold since the 1912 Olympics in Stockholm.
The gold medal's current value is $565, but if it was made ...
Aug 15, 2016 ... Giving out pure gold medals would be financially crippling for the ... Since then,
they've actually been mainly made of silver, with a gold plating ...
Aug 16, 2016 ... An Olympic medal is worth glory and fame — just not very much cash.The 500-
gram gold medals earned by Usain Bolt, Michael Phelps and ...
Aug 15, 2016 ... WINNING gold at the Olympics may seem like the ultimate prize – but the medal
itself is actually worth significantly less than you might think.
Aug 16, 2016 ... The last time Olympic medals were made of pure gold was at the 1912 ... The
silver used in the Rio gold medals has been recycled from mirrors ...
Jul 29, 2012 ... Even though Olympic gold medals are no longer made of 100 percent gold, a
medal can still fetch hundreds of thousands of pounds at auction.
Aug 15, 2016 ... Turns out Olympic gold medals AREN'T actually made of gold. Amy Willis for ...
Were gold medals ever made of pure gold? Yes, solid gold was ...