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SCMP’s first NFT drop (Part 2 of 2)
1997 Series

July 1st - December 31st, 1997

1997 is one of the most consequential years in Hong Kong’s recent history. Our very first NFT drop commemorates this year filled with impactful stories from Hong Kong and beyond, including the Handover of Hong Kong, the Asian Financial Crisis, the passing of Deng Xiaoping and Princess Diana, the Avian flu outbreak, and many more.
Own a piece of history from this momentous year.
Presale starts: April 20, 2022, 9AM GMT+8*
Public Sale starts: April 21, 2022, 9PM GMT+8

*For whitelisted wallets only - please join our Discord to learn how to become whitelisted.

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Artifact Uncommon Card
Artifact Super Rara Card
Artifact Legendary Card
Artifact Rare Card
Artifact Common Card

Own a piece of history


ARTIFACTs by SCMP are collectible NFTs from the South China Morning Post 's 118 years of archives. Discover and own moments in history with this unique NFT collection, and join a community that is preserving history on the blockchain.

Roadmap and utilities

2022 Q1

Launch ARTIFACTs by SCMP Discord

Launch SCMP’s Sandbox experience

Launch ARTIFACTs by SCMP - Part 1 1997 Premium Series - SOLD OUT

Establish Artifact Foundation

Integrate secondary trading for ARTIFACTs by SCMP

2022 Q2

Launch 1997 Premium Series (Part 2)

Utilities for Part 1 Collectors

Presale access to 1997 Premium Series (Part 2)

Free mystery box raffle for 1997 Premium Series (Part 2)

A surprise gift from the ARTIFACTs team

Utilities for all 1997 Premium Series Collectors (Part 1 or Part 2)

CommunityOur very first Community Collection Challenge with unlockable prizes

MerchOpportunity for A1 front cover reprints and other physical merchandise

AccessAttend invite-only/ticketed SCMP events, such as the 2022 Flagship China Conferences, Climate Change Hong Kong Summit 2022, and more

OtherReceive whitelist giveaways from other exciting NFT projects by our partners

2022 Q3 - Q4

Launch ARTIFACT Marketplace

Launch SCMP’s first thematic drop

Launch new ARTIFACT drops from global institutions and brands

Additional utilities for Collectors

Priority access to future drops

Genesis status with Artifact

Access to Collector Community meetups and expert AMAs

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