? Do you know what’s REALLY in those coveted Olympic medallions?
By Jack Barnes
Did you know that Olympic gold medals aren’t in fact 100% gold?
With hundreds of gold medals to be presented in Rio this year, think of how much gold that would require!
Instead, the gold medals being awarded in Rio contain elements from recycled electronic equipment, following the footsteps of the Vancouver games in 2010, and highlighting Rio’s commitment to sustainability.
See the breakdown of what’s in some gold medals for the Olympics dating back to 1912 in American Bullion’s infographic!
In addition, the graphic uncovers how much each medal is actually worth in terms of gold, and how much a few specific medals were sold for (it’s a shocking, but obvious gap).
You can take a look at the infographic in it’s entirety here: Olympic Medal Value: What is a Gold Medal Worth?
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