No they are silver with gold plating
Yes real gold, silver and bronze. If you sell them you'll get alot.
no, they are silver with a gold coating. :)
No. The last olympic medal that was real gold was awarded in 1912. Now, silver medals are silver and gold medals are made of just about 93% silver. However, the gold medal needs to be plated or coated with at least 6 grams of real gold based on Standards.
It is acctully gold silver and bronze. They just flatten it down and some how they make it hard so you can't bend it.
Gold Olympic medals are real gold, but they are not all gold. They are usually just coated with gold. The rest of the medal is usually silver. There are standards as to how much gold is actually on the gold medals.
Some reports indicate that each gold medal is costing around AU $4,500 as each gold medal has around 6oz of real gold in it. The Silver medal is made of stirling silver and costs around $3,000.
You mostly see them bite the gold medals because real gold is very soft and malleable. If you bite it, it will leave teeth marks on the medal. It apparently just took with the silver and bronze, too.
Each Olympic medal must be at least 70mm across and 6mm thick. The gold and silver medals must contain at least 92.5% silver, and at least 6 grams of 24-carat gold must coat each gold medal. Bronze medals contain copper, zinc, tin and a very small amount of silver.
92.6 % is silver plate and then the rest is covered in gold
yes Depends a little on what you mean by "real" silver. It's a lot of silver in them, but there is some percentage of other metals to make the silver more malleable and more suited for making medals of.
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.
real gold medals
The last real Olympic gold medal was awarded in 1912. Today gold medals are silver plated with gold.
The Olympic medals to be made of solid gold were awarded at the 1912 Olympic Games in Stockholm, Sweden. The onset of WWI and WWII sharply decreased the amount of gold used. At present, Olympic gold medals must be at least 92.5% silver and contain a minimum of 6 grams of gold.
The Olympic medals are designed especially for each individual Olympic Games by the host city's organizing committee. Each medal must be at least three millimeters thick and 60 millimeters in diameter. Also, the gold and silver Olympic medals must be made out of 92.5 percent silver, with the gold medal covered in six grams of gold. http://history1900s.about.com/od/greateventsofthecentury/a/olympicfacts.htm
Neither the International nor the U.S. Olympic Committees pay the athletes for competing. Only gold, silver, and bronze medal winners get paid by the USOC (US Olympic Committee). Gold gets $25,000; Silver, $15,000; and Bronze, $10,000. But the real money that athletes make comes from lucrative marketing deals. U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps, for instance, received an estimated $5 million for plugging companies like Omega, PowerBar, Visa and Speedo.
Yes they were. The last Olympic gold medals that were made entirely out of gold were awarded in 1912 in Stockholm. They are currently plated 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.
If you've got a bronze trade dollar coin, it is a fake. Real trade dollars were made out of silver, not bronze.
The 2012 London Olympics will have the largest medals in summer Olympic history. Weighing in at roughly 400g, medals will be seven millimeters thick and approximately 85mm in diameter. Unfortunately, the 400g London gold medals are not entirely made of gold. The composition of the London gold medal is made up of approximately 92.5% silver, 1.34% gold and 6.16% copper. With gold prices fluctuating around $1,590 per ounce (28.35g), the cost of the required six grams of gold alone equals almost $337. The estimated cost of the 2012 London gold Olympic medal is around $700, making the medal one of the most expensive in Olympic history.
The International Olympic Committee does not award cash prizes to the winners. Many countries, however, do offer cash prizes and other incentives to medalists. In 2012, American competitors who won Olympic medals were rewarded in cash by the US Olympic Committee. Gold medal winners received $25,000, Silver medal winners received $15,000, and Bronze medal winners received $10,000. However, the real money is earned through commercial endorsements. Some Olympians get paid a performance bonus from sponsors for winning a medal and may sign commercial endorsements that could wind up paying them millions.
Sterling silver doesn't and real silver does
No, because gold is soft and malleable to be moulded into the shape of a medal anyway. Therefore many other elements are added to the mixture. Also it would be too expensive for them to be made of real gold. . Gold medal is made from: 92.5% silver 6.16% copper 1.34% gold Silver medal is made from: 92.5% silver 7.5% copper Bronze medal: 97% copper 2.5% zinc 0.5% tin