The glamorous, shiny and most sought after trophy in professional sports was captured Wednesday night when the Boston Bruins hockey team vanquished the Vancouver Canucks in British Columbia.
"It was actually pretty heavy," defenseman Dennis Seidenberg of the Bruins told the Boston Globe of the prestigious trophy. "You get weak during the playoffs. It was pretty heavy."
At 35-plus inches tall and weighing nearly 547 ounces, the Stanley Cup used today is an exact replica of an original trophy. That original trophy consisted of pure silver.
With silver prices at $35.455 per troy ounce at 3:10 p.m. on Thursday, the present-day Stanley Cup also holds some monetary value – on top of the sentimental value as the ultimate prize of professional hockey. If the Cup were of 100 percent silver rather than also holding an alloy, it would be even more valuable.
Lord Stanley's Cup would be worth about $19,385.
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