I selected the gold Kraken as my town center monument and saved it. On my profile page, it shows that I have the golden Kraken, but when I play a game my monument is a gold boat instead.
Hey @Leviathan_sWrath! What game mode were you playing when you saw this? Did you have any mods or cheats active?
I was playing ranked 1v1. After restarting the game though, I had my monument in the next ranked match.