Sunday September 23, 2018

How Much Gold is in an Olympic Gold Medal?

The amount of gold in Olympic gold medals is a lot less than there used to be. For this year’s London Olympic Games, the gold medals are 93% silver, 6% copper and 1% gold ($300 worth of gold). The silver medals are 92% silver/8% copper. The bronze medals are 97% copper, 2.5% zinc and 0.5% tin. The value of a gold medal is in the winner’s sponsorships – not its precious metal content.  More…

Posted by at August 4, 2012
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