On Monday, Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina upset five-time defending U.S. Open champion Roger Federer in an entertaining five-set match. Playing in his first career Grand Slam final, Del Potro raised the U.S. Open trophy in triumph before a packed Arthur Ashe Stadium crowd in Flushing, New York.
The U.S. Open men’s singles championship trophy is made of sterling silver and weighs 7 pounds. Based on the weight and precious metals content of the trophy, certified appraisers at Cash4Gold have estimated the melt value of the trophy to be $1,563. Melt value refers only to the precious metals content of an item and does not account for decorative or historical value.
Interestingly, Argentina is one of the top silver mining countries in the world. With Del Potro’s U.S. Open title, seven pounds of silver will be returning to the South American country.
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