So with the Olympics approaching, I starting wondering what the medals were made of and found this on the web:


Gold and silver medals are 92.5% silverGold medals must be plated with at least 6 grams of gold. All Olympic medals must be at least 3 mm thick and at least 60 mm in diameter. Bronze medals are bronze, an alloy of copper and usually tin.

This got me thinking about other famous iconic awards and what they’re made of.  Found this on the web:Oscar

When they pick up their trophies, the winning celebs are toting around 8.5 pounds of metal. Oscar is 13.5 inches (34 centimeters) tall.  The Oscar statuettes, officially dubbed the Academy Award of Merit, have a 24-karat gold plating on their surface.  Beneath the gold, the statuette’s interior is a metal mixture called Britannium, also called Britannia metal. It is an alloy of tin (93 percent), antimony (5 percent), and copper (2 percent).

Emmy Award

How about this one:

Each Primetime Emmy statuette weighs six pounds, twelve-and-a-half ounces (3.08 kg), and is made of copper, nickel, silver and gold.

And, of course, that got me thinking about what my stuff is made of.  It doesn’t really matter, I’m just curious.  This is all I could find:

Silver Winners are awarded a Silver Telly statuette, the highest honor. Bronze Winners are awarded a Bronze Telly statuette. Designed by the same firm that makes the Oscar® and Emmy®, the Telly statuette is nearly 12 inches tall and weighs more than 4 1/2 pounds.

A couple finisher medals and a Silver Telly Award I've earned over the past year

A couple finisher medals and a Silver Telly Award I’ve earned over the past year


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