Have you ever wondered that?? They LOOK big and shiny and all kinds of valuable (and not to mention extremely sentimental to all those who pick ’em up ;)), but how much GOLD is actually in them? Or is there none at all anymore?
I was wondering all about it last night while Olympic watching, and I literally wake up to an infographic in my email this morning telling me the whole story ;) Now, I’m normally not a fan of posting up such trendy graphics these days (they kinda annoy me for some reason?), but this one just had my name all over it. Look at how it’s all changed over time!! And look at all that SILVER in them! Haha… I wonder how much silver is in the silver coins then? ;)
This also makes me wonder if you could ever find any of these up for sale or at auction anywhere in the world ;) Actually, let me check eBay real quick… oh jeez, there are a TON of gold medals on there but they’re all replicas!! And WOW do people put things up there fast – there’s photos and all kinds of stuff on there from events that literally just happened last night! Crazy…
(Update: OMG I’m an idiot – I just looked at the bottom of that graphic and saw that they literally included auction prices in the past!! Ahahahaha… Guess I was on to something ;))
Anyways, now you know the answer to the “how much gold” question shall you ever be at a cocktail party and wanna impress someone good looking ;) It sucks the amounts have dwindled over the years, but I reckon that’s the least of the concerns to anyone who’ve achieved one of them before (or 19, for that matter). If they ever have one for beer drinking I’ll let you know what they feel like! :)
GO TEAM USA!!!
(Going for Gold Olympic Poster by Lear Capital Gold)