Question by  fawn (21)

Do they use 24K gold to make the gold medals for the Olympics?

I would like to know what is used to make the medals for the Olympics.


Answer by  FinanceGuy98 (57)

Until 1912, Olympic medals were solid gold. Now, they are at least 92.5 percent silver, yet they are plated with at least 6 grams of gold. These regulations are the minimum, and the medals actually are a little different from Olympics to Olympics. It is up to the host country to create the medals, within the regulations.


Answer by  jimcro55 (813)

The medals are plated with 24K gold. They are not PURE gold the entire way through, underneath the plated gold, there is a much cheaper alloy. This is the main way they are able to cut cosst in the production of these medals. They used to be pure 24K gold.


Answer by  stevenk (19)

The gold medals are gold plated with 6 grams of 24 carat gold and the rest of the medal is made of 92. 5 percent silver. The medals are to be at least 60 mm in diameter and 3 mm thick. The medals were made of pure gold up until the 1960 olympic games.


Answer by  Robs4thecubs (422)

No, they do not use 24 carat gold to make the Olympic Gold medals. While the Olympic Gold medals do contain 24 carat gold, they are simply only gold plated, rather than completely made out of gold.


Answer by  John42 (194)

most metals are strong gold is not so 24K gold is not used would bend to easy silver and bronze are probaly pure

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