Originally Posted by TomCollins
Are you sure it would be street value? Then again, it's gotta be nearly impossible since every gold medal could have vastly different values depending on event and who won it.
yeah, obviously collectors would pay more for a phelps medal than for some random malaysian badminton medal.
On the other hand, is there any way to authenticate a medal? Do the recipients get some sort of papers? IIRC the medals themselves are all identical, they don't have "100m hurdles" or whatever engraved on them anywhere.