Gold medal from 2010 Olympics sells for almost $90K at auction
A gold medal from the 2010 Winter Olympic Games has been put up for auction. (RR Auction)
CTV News Vancouver
Published Friday, July 19, 2019 11:35AM PDT
A gold medal from 2010 Winter Olympics has been sold at a U.S. auction for the equivalent of about $90,000 in Canadian dollars.
The medal was originally listed for US$5,000 at Boston-based RR Auction, but the bids climbed quickly until the one-of-a-kind item was eventually sold for a whopping $68,750.
The original owner is a mystery, but the medal indicates it was handed out for a freestyle men's skiing event.
All the medals from the 2010 Games are unique, notable for their undulating form and Aboriginal art designs. RR Auction described them as "among the most beautiful and innovative of all Olympic medals."
The auction winner also received the medal's original embroidered ribbon and wool felt medal pouch.