The medals for the 2015 Pan Am games were revealed Tuesday morning at the Royal Ontario Museum following a teaser by the Royal Canadian Mint’s twitter account on Monday.
— Royal Canadian Mint (@CanadianMint) March 2, 2015
The medals were produced in collaboration with the Mint and Toronto based Gold mining company Barrick Gold Corporation, which sourced metals from Canada, Chile, and the Dominican Republic.
— Barrick Gold Corp. (@BarrickGold) March 3, 2015
An innovative metal mixing technique called Mokume-gane was used to add individuality to each medal, such that no two medals are the same.
The medals go through 25 production steps and took about two years to completely design, according to the Mint.
More than 4,000 medals will make their way to Toronto this summer for the Pan Am games, which run July 1 –26.