The venerable Anime series Y-Gi-Oh! has partnered with APMEX on the release of a line of collectible gold and silver coins.
Bucking the cryptocurrency and NFT trend, the coins are physical objects that you can actually pick up and put in your real life pocket!
The deal was struck between license holder Konami Cross Media of New York, and APMEX, the nation’s largest precious metal retailer, said VP of Licensing and Marketing Jennifer Coleman. Since opening its doors in 2000, APMEX has become one of the largest sources in the precious metals industry. Over the last two decades, the company has sold more than $15 billion in gold, silver, and other precious metals in more than 60 countries around the world.
She says the Konami Cross Media, NY will team with APMEX to design coins based on the original Yu-Gi-Oh! series and will feature one of the main characters Yami Yugi as well as other popular characters and monsters from the show.
“This is a great way to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Yu-Gi-Oh!,” said Coleman. “APMEX currently has partnerships with several high-profile entertainment brands and we are pleased to be a cornerstone of their Anime offerings.”
The Yu-Gi-Oh! coin collection adds a new layer of collectability for the franchise. Launching in the first quarter of 2022, the collection will consist of: 1 oz. silver “flip coins” as well as silver antiqued and gold versions. Additionally, 1 oz. silver character and monster colorized coins will also be offered.
“Fresh from bringing the precious metals industry its first shoppable mobile app, we are pleased to extend our expertise with Konami Cross Media NY and Yu-Gi-Oh!, the premier property in the world of Anime,” said Michael Steinhardt, Division Merchandise Manager at APMEX.
The Yu-Gi-Oh! gold and silver coins will be available for purchase by fans and collectors in the United States, Canada, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Cayman Islands, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom.