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Monday, November 15, 2010

Wall Street Museum Displays Gold Monopoly Set

Gold houses, hotels, diamonds, and rubies adorn a Monopoly set now on display in New York at the Museum of American Finance on Wall Street. Let's take a look.

The game of Monopoly has reached a new gold standard.

A one-of-a-kind 23-carat gold-plated version of the real estate board game has been brought to Wall Street and is on display inside the Museum of American Finance.

Each of the game's tokens, hotels, and houses are solid gold.

Master jeweler and artist Sidney Mobell, who created the set, says many of the pieces are encrusted with fine jewels.

[Sidney Mobell, Gold Monopoly Set Creator]:
"All the little houses and hotels are 18 carat solid gold. On the chimneys of houses are genuine rubies, on the chimneys of the hotels are genuine sapphires."

The gold-bathed game is on loan from the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC.

[Sidney Mobell, Gold Monopoly Set Creator]:
"It took a year to make from start to finish. Actually, it isn't just a set, it's a piece of art."

Mobell said he created the gold Monopoly set in 1988 for London's World Monopoly Tournament.

Mobell said the game has an estimated value of $2 million, but added, the precious game is priceless.

[Sidney Mobell, Gold Monopoly Set Creator]:
"I would say right now, if I still owned the set, and I didn't donate it to the Smithsonian, I would turn down 100 million dollars. If someone offered, I'd say forget it."

The gold and gemstone monopoly set will be on display at the Museum of American Finance through October 2012.

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