Are the 2014 Sochi Olympic Gold Medals made of pure gold?

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Did you know that the Gold Sochi Olympic medal is not made of pure gold? If it was, it would be worth over $24,000. The Olympic Gold medals haven’t been pure gold since 1912.

1300 medals will be produced and they are 10mm, and diameter = 100 mm. The production of each medal is a tedious process of casting, cutting, turning, electromachining and precision cutting and etching the design on each medal. It takes approximately 18 hours for each medal to be complete.

The designs on the medals have been engraved with a patchwork quilt of the games, a mosaic of the various cultures and ethnicities of the Russian Federation. They combination glass with the metal to give the medals their lightness and unique look. They aren’t just medals, they are a real work of art!

  • The 2014 gold medals contain 525 grams of silver with a 960 hallmark and 6 grams of gold with a 999 hallmark
  • The silver medals contain 525 grams of silver with a 960 hallmark
  • The bronze medals are made of copper and zinc with a 460 hallmark

[Story Source: 2014 Olympic Website, RIA.ru]

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