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A Perfect Circle Mer de Noms RIAA Platinum Award

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RIAA Platinum Award for A Perfect Circle album Mer de Noms (French for "Sea of Names"). Released on May 23, 2000, the album went Platinum for one million copies sold on Oct. 31, 2000, which this award celebrates.

Formed by Tool leader Maynard James Keenan after he heard former guitar tech and guitarist Billy Howerdel's songs, the pair gathered a group of veteran musicians to create the lineup. The buzz around the group's debut was such that the album debuted at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. the highest debut by a rock band ever at the time. Tracks "Judith", "3 Libras", and "The Hollow" all reached the top 20 of the Billboard US Modern Rock and Mainstream Rock charts. See image above for the RIAA sales certifications of this album*.

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Item Highlights:

  • RIAA Platinum Album award 
  • In VG condition 
  • Made in 2000
  • Presented to record label executive
  • Letter of provenance included
  • Original manufacturer sticker on backing paper
  • Known as a "RIAA bar hologram" award with a serial number, they were made from 1998 to present
  • Award measures 18" x 22"
  • Beautiful collectors item for any fan of A Perfect Circle
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • International shipping available

Detailed Item Description: This RIAA Platinum award is a first presentation award that would have been manufactured sometime in 2000 making this award approximately 24 years old. It is presented to a former marketing and promotion executive who worked at EMI Capitol Records. Their name has been obscured in the photos only for privacy. A letter of provenance from the recipient will be provided with purchase. Provenance letter can be seen in images with executive's name obscured for privacy. Item buyer will receive a non-obscured copy of the letter.

This award is in VG condition, with only minor mars on the frame and plexiglass. It is all original with Jewel Box Platinum manufacturer's sticker on its back. 

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    Notes on the condition of all vintage RIAA awards like this one: Please do not buy this item if you want a brand new piece of memorabilia. These are historical artifacts from the year they were produced. As a result they may show signs of wear. Frankly, if you see a 20 to 50-year-old award purported to be in 100% perfect condition, it might be too good to be true. After all, an antique should have "good' wear. If not, you might want to question the piece.

    As to where they came from, they could have been displayed in record label offices, recording studios, artist manager's offices, radio stations, private collector's homes and yes, of course, possibly the artist's or songwriter's home. Typically, we don't know all the places they may have been over the years other than what we've stated in the description.

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    *RIAA sales data source:

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