A Jeweler's Monopoly on Game Bling

December 1, 2010

A Jeweler's Monopoly on Game Bling

By Frank McCoy, AARP Bulletin

Sidney Mobell calls himself a showman. And that's right on the mark, considering that the 84-year-old jeweler is the creator of a $2 million, gold-plated Monopoly game, on display at New York's Museum of American Finance through October 2012.

The game, on loan from the Smithsonian's Museum of Natural History, weighs 32 pounds and is covered with 165 gemstones. The cards are 23-karat gold-plated, and the tokens and dice are solid 18-karat gold.


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