Olympic silver and gold medals are at least 92.5% silver, with the gold medals plated with at least 6 grams of pure gold. Bronze medals are made from copper-tin alloys. Recent medals have weighed 200 to nearly 600 grams.
Gold and silver medals are worth approximately $800 and $500, respectively. Bronze medals are worth around $3. Other than the medals, the IOC does not distribute prize money.
An Olympic medal is awarded to successful competitors at one of the Olympic
Games. There are three classes of medal: gold, awarded to the winner; silver, ...
Feb 13, 2014 ... Of those 531 grams, only six are actual gold. The rest is made of silver. Using the
current rates of both precious metals, the street value of a gold ...
Jul 18, 2012 ... But as it turns out, the Olympic gold medal is mostly made of silver. ... Melted
down and sold at today's market value, those raw materials would ...
The Olympic gold medal is extremely valuable, both in terms of its precious metal
value and its historic value. Here's a look at how much the Olympic gold medal ...
Feb 11, 2014 ... Let's get an estimate of the cost of a fully gold Olympic gold medal. ... This is
much lower than the density of gold with a value of 19.3 g/cm.
Aug 1, 2012 ... U.S. women win 1st Olympic gold since '96. The gold medal consists of just over
1 percent actual gold. The rest is made up of 92.5 percent ...
Feb 5, 2014 ... It'll be one of the biggest but not the most expensive. The 2014 Sochi Winter
Olympics gold medal's “podium value” clocks in at approximately ...
Did you know that an Olympic gold medal is mostly silver and only gold plated? ...
medal's actual value is roughly £145 (GBP), a far cry less than what it's value ...
Aug 2, 2012 ... For the current 2012 Olympics in London, the medals are the largest of ... The
1900 Paris gold medals at today's value of gold are worth about $2685. .... Has
There Ever Been an Actual Case of Someone Being Pelted With ...