November 15, 2019
Last month, a solid 18-karat gold toilet, titled “America” by its creator Maurizio Cattelan, was stolen from an exhibit at Blenheim Palace, the Oxfordshire birthplace and family home of Winston Churchill.
Pure gold is currently valued at nearly $15,00 per troy ounce, and 18-karat gold is 75 percent pure. Mr. Cattelan said the piece was made out of 103 kilograms of gold, which would make the toilet worth more than $4 million if it were melted down.
SOURCE: New York Times, 9/15/19