I askeda similar questionsome time ago re mounting deformation and how much you would have to spend to get a ball of gold one meter in diameter. I’m watching ESPN’s “Broke” By Billy Corben re how athletes blow all their money. In that context I was wondering how big a ball of copper silver, gold and platinum one million dollars would buy you?
For the purposes of the question ignore the casting, tooling and mounting required I just want to know how big a ball of this metal (as a solid sphere) I can buy for one million dollars.
1 Troy oz prices as of 2.19.16. A troy oz Is 31.1035 grams.
Gold - 1,233.50
Platinum - 949.00 Copper - .14337
Assume I am a newly rich athlete and I want this as a mounted conversation piece in my living room. How big will my balls be?