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The Olympic gold medal is actually made mostly of silver which is then coated in gold.

Gold medals only contain 1.34% gold (around 6 grams). 92.5% of a gold medal is actually silver while the rest is copper. The silver medal itself is also 92.5% silver, but it has no gold (obviously). Bronze medals are 97% copper, 2.5% zinc and 0.5% tin.

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How many ounces of gold are in an olympic gold medal?

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Value of an olympic gold medal?

Probably not that much, because the medal is made out to the swimmer.


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Olympic gold metals are no longer made of solid gold. They do still contain gold, but are made of mostly silver.


How much is a gold Olympic medal worth?

An Olympic gold medal is worth about $500-$600 dollars each and depends on the price of gold at the time. Each gold medal has 525 grams of silver and about 6 grams of gold. The gold medals for Sochi 2014 Olympics are worth approximately $566.-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Gold Olympic medals are not made of solid gold, they are plated. Their value would be as medals from a particular games/athlete, ie a collectors value. This would therefore vary for each particular medal depending on its provenance.

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