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Konami Pacts with APMEX for Yu-Gi-Oh! Coins


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Konami Cross Media NY has secured a licensing deal with APMEX for the launch of a new collection series of gold and silver coins based on the Yu-Gi-Oh! anime series.

Per the agreement, Konami Cross Media NY will team with APMEX to design coins inspired by the original Yu-Gi-Oh! series. The collection 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 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 be offered.

The Yu-Gi-Oh! gold and silver coins will be available for purchase by fans and collectors in the U.S., Canada, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Cayman Islands, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates and the U.K.

Jennifer Coleman, VP of licensing and marketing at Konami Cross Media NY, said: “This is a great way to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Yu-Gi-Oh! 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.”






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Chelsea Regan is the managing editor of World Screen. She can be reached at cregan@worldscreen.com.

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