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The last series of Olympic medals to be made of solid gold were awarded at the 1912 Olympic Games in Stockholm, Sweden.

What Are Olympic Medals Made Of? - Chemistry - About.com


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.

What are Olympic gold medals made of? | Reference.com


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 a ...

Mystery solved: What are the Olympic medals made of?


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 ...

Compound Interest - The Composition of the Rio Olympics Medals


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 ...

Medals are worth $587 and haven't been made of pure gold since ...


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 ...

What the Olympic medals are actually made of - The Sun


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.

Rio Olympics gold medals are made from SILVER and recycled from ...


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 ...

London 2012 Olympics: Medals that are worth just £3 | Daily Mail ...


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.

Rio Olympics 2016: Turns out Olympic gold medals AREN'T made of ...


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 ...

2016 Rio Olympics
The 2016 Summer Olympic Games, officially known as the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 5 to 21 August 2016.
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Are the Olympic Gold Medals Real Gold? - Chemistry - About.com


You can tell the Olympic gold medals are colored like gold, but are they solid gold or ... Each gold medal is covered with at least 6 grams of pure genuine gold. ... The award for winning at the ancient Olympic Games was an olive wreath made ...

What are Olympic medals made of? | HowStuffWorks


At the first Olympic Games in Athens in 1896, top placers received silver medals since, at the time, silver was coveted more than gold. Second place competitors ...

What An Olympic Gold Medal Is Really Worth | Bellevue Rare Coins


Feb 18, 2014 ... The custom of awarding gold, silver and bronze medals to the top three ... If it were made of pure gold, it would be worth nearly $24,000 at ...