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# What is an Olympic Gold Medal actually made of?

Updated: 4/28/2022

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The Olympic gold medal is plated with six grams of pure gold. The medal is mostly silver (92.5%).

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### What must the composition of the gold medal be?

The Olympic Gold medal is actually made of silver, but must be gilded with at least 6 grams (0.21 ounces) of pure gold

### What percentage of an Olympic gold medal is made of gold?

The gold medal is 1.34% gold and 92.5% silver.

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### What is the weight of a 2012 Olympic gold medal?

The London 2012 Olympic medals weigh 375-400g, are 85mm in diameter and 7mm thick. The gold medal is made up of 92.5% silver and 1.34% gold, with the remainder copper (a minimum of 6g of gold). The silver medal is made up of 92.5% silver, with the remainder copper. The bronze medal is made up of 97.0% copper, 2.5% zinc and 0.5% tin.

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### Is the London 2012 olympic gold medal reall gold?

Each gold medal is made up of 92.5 percent silver and 1.34 percent gold, with the remainder copper. The value of the materials in the gold medal is about \$644

### What was the cost of olympic gold silver and bronze medals at the 2008 Olympic Games?

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.

### How many kilos is the gold medal in Olympic games?

The Medals: 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.

### What are the medals for the olympic Games made of?

bronze is made of cooper and silver is made of half cooper half medal and same with gold, but gold has a thin layer of gold is melted on

### What are olympic metals made of?

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. (sjt)

### How much metal is in an actual gold medal?

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.there is 5.56g of gold in the gold medal.

### How many ounces in an Olympic silver medal?

The gold and silver medals are both made out of solid silver. The gold medal is then plated with gold. The gold plate is thin and if it is handled too often it will eventualy come away.