11. Gold From the Ground Up at The Museum of American Finance

The exhibit “Worth Its Weight: Gold From The Ground Up” at The Museum of American Finance, explores the ways gold has influenced our everyday lives from the American Gold Rush days to the present, along with its more unexpected uses (like the 18 karat gold Monopoly set, above). Worth Its Weight showcases hundreds of objects from over forty public and private collections. The exhibit is divided into three sections: history, everyday usage, and gold as objects of beauty, with treasured objects from the Tiffany & Co. archives, along with a display by jewelry designer Marla Aaron. In a connecting room you will find The Midas Touch of Sydney Mobell, well-known for his unusual and quirky gold and jeweled luxury items.

The exhibit will be on view through December 2016, located at 48 Wall Street.