Chiefs and 49ers Play Super Bowl Game for…. SILVER!

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by Michael Maharrey, Activist Post:

On Sunday, the San Francisco 49ers will take on the Kansas City Chiefs. The winner will take home the silver!

No… I’m not inferring that the winner will get a second-place prize. I’m referring to the Lombardi Trophy. It’s made of silver.

So, what is that thing worth anyway?

Not as much as you might think despite being formed out of a precious metal.

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Each Lombardi Trophy (There are many out there) is valued at about $10,000, according to The Sporting News, although it costs around $50,000 to produce.

As I mentioned, the trophy is formed out of silver, but it isn’t pure silver like an American Silver Eagle coin. The Lombardi is fabricated out of sterling silver.

Sterling is an alloy of silver containing 92.5 percent by weight of silver and 7.5 percent by weight of other metals (alloy), usually copper.

The Lombardi Trophy measures 20.75 inches high and weighs seven pounds. That means given the current price of silver at $22.58 per ounce (73 cents per gram) the metal melt value of the trophy would be around $2,318.

Interestingly, the football on top of the Lombardi trophy is the same size as a regulation NFL football.

As I already mentioned, there are quite a few Lombardies out there. Tiffany & Co. produces a new Super Bowl trophy each year. Also, players and coaches can order their own replicas.

According to The Sporting News, Tiffany & Co. VP Oscar Riedener sketched out the design for the trophy on a napkin for NFL commissioner Pete Rozelle back in 1966.

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