One of the most expensive trophies in the world is the FIFA world cup trophy, which is perhaps the most sought athletic honour.
The FIFA world cup trophy is worth an estimated $20 million, or around Rs 165 crore.
The award weighs roughly 6 kilos and is constructed of 18 carat gold. Interior to outside, it is hollow.
Two layers of the green gemstone malachite make up the trophy's circular base.
The banded pattern and green colour of malachite do not deteriorate with time or when exposed to light.
Because gold is a noble metal that does not corrode or oxidise, the FIFA trophy is not only priceless but also long-lasting.
Silvio Gazzaniga, a late Italian artist, created the fabled trophy. Two people are shown carrying a planet or globe in the trophy.
The names of the winning nations are etched on a plate that was added to the base of the trophy following the 1994 FIFA World Cup.
The world cup trophy has been kept in safekeeping since 1974, and winning teams now get a gold-plated duplicate of the original trophy.
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