Tiffany Runs With April Fool’s Joke, Again
The jeweler turned its TiffCoin cryptocurrency joke into a real 18-karat gold coin.
This year on April 1, the LVMH-owned company tweeted about the launch of TiffCoin, its own cryptocurrency, complete with exclusive product launches, NFT releases, and invite-only events for coin holders.
We’re launching our own cryptocurrency called TiffCoin—with exclusive product launches, NFT releases and invite-only events for top TiffCoin holders! Get some gold in your wallet with #TiffCoin: https://t.co/TlSZiB2xVM #TiffanyAndCo pic.twitter.com/9CsxqyizQc— Tiffany & Co. (@TiffanyAndCo) April 1, 2022
The next day, Tiffany admitted TiffCoin was only a joke. Well, sort of.
The TiffCoin is real, but it’s not cryptocurrency. The company released 499 physical 18-karat gold coins, individually numbered and engraved with a Tiffany “T.”
The coins were made available for purchase online for 24 hours only, from April 2 to 3, to customers in the United States, Canada, the U.K. and Australia.
The limited-edition coins are a callback to “Tiffany Money,” silver and gold coins that could be exchanged for Tiffany jewelry once upon a time.
Retailing for $9,999, the coins can’t be spent, but will give holders access to exclusive Tiffany events.
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