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Part 1 of 2


1997 Premium Series

Mystery Box - 1997 Premium Series of ARTIFACTs by SCMP (Part 1)
1997 is one of the most consequential years in Asia's history, especially so for Hong Kong. SCMP's first ever NFT drop commemorates that year's many impactful events through this newspaper's contemporaneous reporting, including the Handover of Hong Kong from British to Chinese rule, the Asian Financial Crisis, the deaths of Deng Xiaoping and Princess Diana, the Avian flu outbreak, and much more. 
We are launching Part 1 of the 1997 Premium Series, which features all of SCMP’s iconic front pages from January 1 to July 1, 1997. Collectors now have the chance to own a day from the first half of 1997 by purchasing a mystery box, which contains five randomised ARTIFACTs. Part 2, the second half of 1997 including July 1, will be released in April. 
We invite you to own a piece of history from this momentous year.


per mystery box containing 5 ARTIFACTs
(see below for more details)

1997 Series Part 2 will be coming in April 2022
Please join our Discord to learn how to become whitelisted.

How it works?

Part 1 of the 1997 Series will feature the front pages from the first half of the year. There will be 180 A1 covers from January 1 to July 1, 1997. Depending on the historic significance of the date, each A1 cover will have an associated rarity level. For this premium series, there are four rarity levels - Legendary, Super Rare, Rare, Uncommon - each one corresponding to a set quantity, or what we call the number of editions.

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Each mystery box contains one randomised bundle of 5 ARTIFACTs.

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Each mystery box contains at least one “Uncommon” or above ARTIFACT
(i.e., “Uncommon”, “Rare”, “Super Rare”, or “Legendary”)

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There will be no duplicate ARTIFACTs within each mystery box.

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Pack reveals will be locked until 24 hours after the pre-sale period.

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