Participate in 2012 London Olympics Guessathon at Gainesville Coin

Posted On: Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Go for the gold in the Gainesville Coins Olympic Medal Guessathon. The Gainesville Coins Olympic Medal Guessathon may not be as physically taxing as the Olympic Marathon, but participants can still get on the podium by using their mental acumen to correctly guess the number of gold, silver, and bronze medals the U.S. wins in the 2012 summer London Olympics.

The winner of the contest will be the first three individuals to correctly enter, or most closely match, the number of gold, silver and bronze medals the U.S. achieves in the 2012 Summer Olympics.

To give participants a starting point for their entry, the following presents medal totals for the U.S. in the last 4 Summer Olympic Games.

2008 Beijing Gold: 44 Silver: 32 Bronze: 25 Total: 101
2004 Athens Gold: 37 Silver: 24 Bronze: 33 Total: 94
2000 Sydney Gold: 36 Silver: 39 Bronze: 27 Total:102
1996 Atlanta  Gold: 36 Silver: 38 Bronze: 36 Total: 110

Gold Medal or First Prize is a 2000 Perth Mint Sydney Olympic 3 Coin Gold and Silver Proof Set.

Silver Medal or Second Prize is a 2012 1 oz Proof Silver Britannia.

Bronze Medal or Third Place is a box of 20 1 AV oz Lakota Copper Rounds.

It is worth pointing out that the actual medal value of the 2012 London Summer Olympic Gold Medal is just $650.00 as of 7/31/2012. The 2000 Perth Mint Sydney Olympic 3 Coin Gold and Silver Proof Set that the gold medal winner receives in the Gainesville Coins Olympic Medal Guessathon sells for $750.00 as of 7/31/2012.

The Summer London Olympics are now in their third day, and the U.S. has 5 gold medals, 7 silver medals, and 5 bronze medals. 38 of 302 events have been decided.

Fun Fact

2012 London gold medals contain 92.5% silver, 6.16% copper, and just 1.34% gold.

Go to the Gainesville Coins Olympic Guessathon

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