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Vince Lombardi Trophy

The Vince Lombardi Trophy is the trophy awarded each year to the winning team of the National Football League's annual championship game, the Super Bowl. It is customarily presented to the owner of the winning team in mid-field on Super Bowl Sunday. It is considered to be the NFL's most prestigious award. The trophy was originally called the "World Championship Game Trophy" and was awarded to the winner of the AFL-NFL World Championship Game. It was renamed in 1971 in honor of legendary Green Bay Packers head coach Vince Lombardi.

The trophy is handcrafted by Tiffany & Co. at their workshop in Parsippany, New Jersey and is valued at $12,500. It depicts a regulation-size football in kicking position that is made entirely of sterling silver. It stands 22 inches tall, weighs seven pounds and takes approximately four months and 72 man-hours to create. The master artisans who create the trophy employ age-old techniques such as spinning, silversmithing, chasing, hand engraving, and polishing. The words "Vince Lombardi Trophy" and the NFL emblem are engraved on the base of the trophy. After the trophy is awarded, it is sent back to Tiffany & Co. for the engraving of the winning team's name on the trophy. The winning team maintains permanent possession of the trophy.

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