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Are gold medals awarded made of pure gold?

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Are the olympic gold medals real gold or not?

The last pure gold medals were awarded in 1912. Now they are made of 92.5% Silver and coated with at least 6 grams of gold.


What are specification of commonwealth games medals?

The medals are all made of pure 100% gold. The silver medals are plated with 5mm on top of the gold. The same happens with the gold medals.


Are the gold medals in the Olympics real gold?

Nope. They are Silver (.925 and higher) Gilded with 6 grams pure Gold. "Gold Medals" are only about 1% Gold. Real (solid) gold medals were only awarded 3 times; the Olympics of the years 1904, 1908, 1912.


Is an Olympic gold medal made of pure gold?

According to the Olympic Charter, the gold and silver medals must each be made of at least 92.5 percent pure silver and the gold medal must be gilded with at least six grams of gold.The gold medals are sterling (.925 grade) silver covered with 6 grammes of gold.


Why is gold mixed with other metals for the olympic medals?

Pure gold is too soft, even to be used for medals.


Which metals is used to make summer olympic medals?

Olympic gold medals are not pure gold. Instead, they are made up of 92 percent silver, then plated with six grams of gold. Olympic silver medals are also not made out of pure silver. This is because pure silver is too soft for production. Instead, sterling silver, which is a mixture of 92.5 percent silver and 7.5 percent copper, is used. Pure bronze isn't used in the olympic bronze medals as its color is too similar to gold and could lead to confusion over which medal to present to the athlete. Copper is used in its place.


Do pure gold shine'?

Of course it dose.All sort of medals do shine.


Dollar Value of the 2008 olympic medals?

The pride represented by Olympic medals is priceless, but the medals themselves do have some monetary value. The Olympic Charter's guidelines state that the gold and silver medals must be made of at least 92.5 percent pure silver, and the gold medal must contain at least six grams of gold. Therefore the gold medal is worth about $220.00* http://www.savvysugar.com/1870783


Why is gold jewelry usually made out of gold alloys and not pure gold?

Pure gold is too soft.


Why is gold made out of gold alloys not pure gold?

pure gold is way to soft for wearing, you could stretch pure gold just like that.


Why isn't jewelry made out of pure gold?

pure gold is a soft metal


Why isn't jewelry made of pure gold?

pure gold is a soft metal

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