Konami Cross Media NY, Inc. Signs Yu-Gi-Oh! Coin Collection Licensing Deal With APMEX, The Leading E-retailer For Precious Metals and Rare Coins
APMEX, the nation’s largest online precious metals retailers, and Konami Cross Media NY, Inc. announced today the launch of Yu-Gi-Oh! Coin Collection, a new collection series of gold and silver coins based on the Yu-Gi-Oh! Anime series that has spawned one of the most bankable entertainment franchises of all time. The announcement was made by Jennifer Coleman, Vice President of Licensing and Marketing at Konami Cross Media NY.
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.
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: 1oz silver “flip coins” as well as silver antiqued and gold versions. Additionally, 1 oz. silver character and monster colorized coins will also be offered.
“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.”
Michael Steinhardt, Division Merchandise Manager at APMEX added: “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.”
The Yu-Gi-Oh! Coin Collection gold and silver coins will be available for purchase by fans and collectors in the United States (including its territories, possessions and commonwealths), 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.