June 2021: Experts at Scrap Car Comparison have revealed how much the “priceless” rewards are worth based on the metals used to make them.
As awards and sports seasons slowly return to normal after a year of pandemic disruption, the Scrap Car Comparison team undertook a study that reveals the real value of scrap metal from the world’s most prestigious awards, from Oscars to Nobel Prize and football trophies. .
While the total value of a prize is totally subjective based on its sentimental and historical significance, demolition experts have discovered the material makeup of 40 famous prizes and ranked them based on their value objectively based on the exchange rate. for the metal used to make them.
So while Leonardo DiCaprio’s hard-earned Oscar might be worth more to him than his yachts, mansions, and designer clothing, the gross value of the 3.8kg piece of bronze is actually only worth a little more. fifteen dollars!
The most expensive trophies in the world
|Trophy name||Type of event||Is. Scrap Value Cost ($)|
|1. FIFA World Cup||Soccer||$ 280,198.49|
|2. Diamond Games *||Tennis||$ 255,915|
|3. WBC “The Silver Belt” Diamond Championship *||Boxing||$ 85,305|
|4. UFC Championship||Mma||$ 51,581.09|
|5. Indianapolis 500||Races||$ 37,350|
|6. World Cup||Locust||$ 30,334|
|7. Stanley Cup||Ice Hockey||$ 12,865|
|8. America’s Cup||Yachting||$ 11,620|
|9. World Series||Baseball||$ 11,294.64|
|10. Insecurity issues||Horse riding||$ 11,288|
|11. Nobel (Sciences)||Science||$ 10,520.95|
|12. PGA Championship||Golf||$ 10,165.01|
|13. Nobel (General)||General||$ 9,952.25|
|14. Premier League||Soccer||$ 7,885|
|15. Euros Henri Delaunay Trophy||Soccer||$ 6,640|
|16. UEFA Champions League||Soccer||$ 6,225|
|17. Copa America||Soccer||$ 5,893|
|18. Larry O’Brien Championship||Basketball||$ 5,835.73|
|19. Six Nations||Rugby||$ 5,810|
|20. The FA Cup||Soccer||$ 5,229|
|21. DFB-Pokal||Soccer||$ 5,187.50|
|22. World Cup||Rugby||$ 3,735|
|23. NFL Superbowl||Football||$ 2,656|
|24. NFL Championship||Soccer||$ 2,635.25|
|25. The Open||Golf||$ 2,075|
New research reveals that athletic champions are expected to get the most money for their hard-earned medals, cups and shields. The ten most valuable trophies in the world to be scrapped all come from the realm of sport, including football, boxing, tennis, cricket and racing.
The most valuable trophy is the FIFA World Cup, which is made up of just under 5kg of 18k gold, giving it a scrap value of just under $ 280,000.
As the Euro Football Championship approaches this summer, Scrap Car Comparison has also discovered the scrap value of the Henri Delaunay Trophy. Weighing 8kg of solid silver, Euro winners would receive around $ 6,640 for silverware, placing it at 15e globally.
Another upcoming sporting event is the rescheduled 2020 Olympics, but despite their worldwide recognition, Olympic medals would actually yield relatively little compared to other sporting trophies. The gold medal is actually silver and then plated in gold, which is worth around $ 822. The bronze scrap prices are so low that you would have the chance to get $ 2 in exchange for the bronze used to make an Olympic bronze medal!
Apart from the world of sports, there are a few other industries with some valuable prizes awarded. The most famous perhaps, the Nobel Prizes. While all Nobel medals are made from 175g of 18k gold, the economy medal is 185g, making it slightly more valuable when scrapped – around $ 10,500.
The other best-known accolades are those won in entertainment industries such as the Oscars, Grammy Awards, and Emmys, but surprisingly, they’re actually worth the least scrap! This is because most of them are made from bronze or brass, metals that are not in high demand by scrap. Some junkyards won’t even accept bronze or brass items at all.
Dan Gick, Managing Director of Scrap Car Comparison, said: “As scrap metal experts and auto fans, we were delighted to see the Indy 500’s Borg-Warner Trophy in the top five – weighing 45kg of massive silver we think it could fetch. up to $ 37,350 at the scrapyard! This was a fun study to undertake, revealing some interesting quiz anecdotes in time for the summer sports season.
To view the original study and full methodology with more trophies and their true values, visit: www.scrapcarcomparison.co.uk/blog/famous-awards-scrap-value/