Oct 1, 2007

Solid Gold Playing Cards

Want to spend some money? Go for these Playing Cards, made of Solid Gold. For these you need to spend 567,000 yen ($4,900)! Each of the 54 cards (2 jokers included) measures 58 x 89 mm and is made from 0.73 gram of 99.99% pure gold. Pressed to a thickness of 7 microns with precision rolling technology.

The cards are sealed in a protective laminate printed with colorful designs that depict Hello Kitty in royal dress. The reverse side of the cards show Hello Kitty against a background featuring the Union Jack and apples. On September 27, Sanrio announced plans to begin selling solid gold Hello Kitty playing cards, which the company will make available through its online shop. Link

Hello Kitty is the most well-known of many fictional characters produced by the Japanese company Sanrio. Hello Kitty was created in 1974 by the Sanrio Company of Japan in Tokyo, Japan. Registered in 1976, Hello Kitty is now a globally known trademark.


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