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The Origin and Anatomy of the Stanley Cup

AN EXCLUSIVE INFOGRAPHIC VISUALCAPITALIST The Origin and Anatomy of THE STANLEY CUP 1892 Hockey's popularity grows There does not appear to be any outward sign of a championship at present, and considering the interest that hockey matches now elicit, I am willing to give a cup which shall be held annually by the winning club. This quote appeared in the Montreal Gazette on March SIR FREDERICK ARTHUR STANLEY 19th, 1892 CANADA'S 6TH GOVERNOR GENERAL 1st Baron Stanley of Preston 16th Earl of Derby Hockey Enthusiast The cup is born It is widely believed that the original Stanley Cup was crafted from a silver punch bowl purchased in London for 10 GUINEAS (about $48 at the time) ি FROM STANLEY of PRESTON Lord Stanley commissioned G. R. Collis and Company of Sheffield, England to engrave the following phrases onto the cup: "FROM STANLEY OF PRESTON" "DOMINION HOCKEY CHALLENGE CUP" 1926 The Stanley Cup becomes the official championship trophy of the NHL. FROM STANL PRESTO 1946 The "Stovepipe" Cup After two decades of NHL action, the Stanley Cup had commissioned Carl Poul Petersen, a world- famous silversmith, to re-design the cup to the version we're more familiar with today. grown absurdly tallI. The NHL FACT: The Montreal Canadiens won in 1946 while the NHL was deciding how best to re-design the cup, and as a result, there was no engraving for that year. 1963 the original Cup was retired to the Hockey Hall of Fame because it was wearing thin and deemed too fragile. The Presentation Cup Silversmith Carl Poul Petersen was commissioned to create a new 'presentation' version of the Cup. FACT: No other trophy in professional sports has the names of the winning players, coaches, management, and club staff engraved. FACT: The same tools have been used since 1947 to stamp the names of players into the cup every year. FACT: Due to a labour dispute, the space for the 2004/05 season simply reads: 2004-05 Season Not Played An additional replica of the cup was made by Montreal silversmith Louise St. Jacques to sit in the Hockey Hall of Fame when the Presentation Cup was unavailable. 1993 This means there are actually 3 Stanley Cups The anatomy of the mòdern STANLEY CUP 11 4 inches Weight 35 LBS 7 2 inches FRON STANLE PRESTO The Bowl The bowl on the Stanley Cup was created in 1968, and is marginally larger than the original. It takes 13 years for a ring to fill with names. When all The Rings spaces on the rings are full, the top ring is retired to the Hockey Hall of Fame and a new ring is 'rotated in' to the bottom spot. This means a player's name will remain on the Cup for between 50 and 63 years. 18 4 inches Every year the rings are removed and meticulously cleaned prior to engraving. The Neck Brace Added for support in 1994 The Neck and Shoulders Created during the 1957 redesign of the Cup The Base Added for support in 1984 SILVER It's what all three cups are made of. The orginal cup is made of Sterling Silver 92.5% Silver 7.5% Copper The Presentation and Replica Cups are made of: 97% Silver 3% Nickel Silver Price Per Oz (USD - Inflation adjusted) 60 50 40 30 20 10 To hockey fans, the Stanley Cup is priceless, but how much is it actually worth? The Cup (which has since had several rings added to it) now contains about 459.74 troy ounces of silver. Silver can be a particularly volatile commodity. Between 2009 and 2011, the value of the silver in the Stanley Cup increased dramatically: 2009 2010 2011 B. Cup Value $8,193 Cup Value $14,133 Cup Value $20,885 Hypothetical Stanley Cups GOLD PLATINUM $750,000 $750,000 PALLADIUM COPPER $300,000 $133 (Almost enough for a jersey) With a storied history, the Stanley Cup is Canadas national treasure. Resources are another one of Canada's treasures. To learn more about resources and investing, check out Visual Capitalist. Enjoy the playoffs! VISUAL CAPITALIST Educating a new generation of investors on resource investing and managment VISUALCAPITALIST 068 1895 1905 1910 1915 1920 1925 1930 1935 066L 1945 1950 1955 096 1965 1975 086L 1985 066L 1995 0007 2005 2010

The Origin and Anatomy of the Stanley Cup

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