Are gold medals really gold?

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2012-08-06 19:15:55

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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