The Money Museum is currently exhibiting “Olympic Games—History &Numismatic," honoring the history, ideals and pageantry of the world’s finest athletic event.
#1. Olympic gold medals aren’t really gold
The last series of medals made of solid gold were awarded at the 1912 Summer Olympic Games in Stockholm. Traditionally, Olympic gold medals are required to be made from at least 92.5% silver, and must contain a minimum of 6 grams of gold.
#2. “Citius, Altius, Fortius”
The Olympic Motto, “Citius, Altius, Fortius” (“Faster, Higher, Stronger”), has been the official motto of the Games since 1924. The motto has been featured on four Winter Games medals, but does not appear on any medals from the Summer Games.