Solid Gold Monopoly Game at Museum of American Finance
As if Wall Street needs another excuse to play with money earlier this month the Museum of American Finance unveiled a special solid gold edition of the famous finance and real estate game Monopoly. The game is made of 18 karat gold and numerous gemstones, with 165 gems decorating the property squares, photo-etching on the "Chance" and "Community Chest" cards, and 42 full-cut diamonds marking the number dots on the die. The game has an estimated overall value of $2 million, with the set of dice alone worth $10,000.
The gold and jewel-encrusted Monopoly board was created by artist Sydney Mobell and is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the world's most expensive. It's not for sale but is on loan from the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History for two years, and will be on display through October 2012.