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Megadeth Rust In Peace RIAA Gold LP Award

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RIAA Gold album for Megadeth album Rust In Peace, which was released on Sept. 24, 1990. The album was certified Gold by the RIAA for 500,000 copies sold on July 23, 1991.

The first album to feature drummer Nick Menza and guitarist Marty Friedman, singles included "Hangar 18" and "Holy Wars... The Punishment Due".   The album went to #23 on the Top 200 Albums chart, #8 on the UK chart, and it also did well in many other countries. It was also nominated for a Grammy award for Best Heavy Metal Performance. By 1994 it was certified Platinum by the RIAA for one million sold. See the image above for all the RIAA certifications of this album.* 

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Item Highlights:

  • RIAA Gold album award 
  • In VG to Excellent condition
  • Presentation to recording/mastering engineer
  • Original backing paper with manufacturer sticker
  • Known as a “R hologram” RIAA award, they were made from 1990-97
  • Award measures approx. 17" x 21”
  • Great collector's item for any Megadeth fan
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • International shipping available

Detailed Item Description: This is a RIAA Gold album award that would have been manufactured in 1991, making it approx. 31 years old. It is presented to Greg Fulganiti, a well known recording and mastering engineer. 

The award is in VG to Excellent condition with only minor mars on the frame and plexiglass. The award has its original backing paper with sticker from Fitzgerald Hartley. 

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Notes on the condition of all vintage record awards: 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.

Finally, a word on photos: Our photos are zoomable so you can get a very good look. Do let us know if you want photos of any other details on our pieces and we'll be happy to provide. 

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