How the Golden Super Bowl 50 Trophy Came Together!

January 28, 2016
A newly minted Vince Lombardi Trophy is the glitziest change. “The amount of man hours that went into this is fairly significant,” said Victoria Wirth Reynolds, group director of business sales at Tiffany & Co., which has handmade the NFL’s trophies since the Super Bowl began. Five sets of the “5″ and “0″ were cast in bronze, gold-plated, hand-polished and then hand-finished for a radiant golden shine. “The bronze has a warmer color, but it was important to us to have that very clean, very yellow gold color….They are viewed more as sculptures than trophies.”
The weight of the golden redesign will be felt more significantly when winning players attempt to hoist the Super Bowl 50 trophy: each number is 14.5 inches tall and weighs 33 pounds, making the total weight of the trophy 73 pounds.

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