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Commodore
C64 Golden Jubilee

Between 1984 (in the U.S.) and 1986 (in Germany), Commodore International celebrated the 1,000,000 machines sold mark in these respective countries by issuing special "Gold" editions of the Commodore C64.

These machines were regular C64 models, except they were Golden-colored and fixed on a commemorative plate.

The following information comes from Death Adder :
Until December 1986, 1,000,000 Commodore 64s were sold in Germany. On this occasion, Commodore Buromaschinen GmbH (Commodore's German subsidiary) released a limited edition of a golden C64, with serial numbers numbering 1,000,000 to 1,000,199; they were presented to the public in the BMW museum in Germany that Commodore had rented for this event. One of these machines was donated to the German magazine "64'er" (serial number 1,000,058).

In the middle of the acrylic plate on which it was mounted, you could read:

GOLDENE EDITION
aus Anlass des 1.000.000sten
C64 in Deutschland
5. Dezember 1986



Which translates into:

GOLDEN EDITION
on the occasion of the 1,000,000th
C64 in Germany
5th of December, 1986

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NAME  C64 Golden Jubilee
MANUFACTURER  Commodore
TYPE  Home Computer
ORIGIN  U.S.A.
YEAR  1984
END OF PRODUCTION  1986
BUILT IN LANGUAGE  Basic
KEYBOARD  Full-stroke 66 keys with 4 function keys
CPU  6510
SPEED  0.985 MHz (PAL) / 1.023 MHz (NTSC)
CO-PROCESSOR  VIC II (Video), SID (Sound)
RAM  64 KB
ROM  20 KB
TEXT MODES  40 columns x 25 lines
GRAPHIC MODES  several, most used : 320 x 200
COLORS  16 + 16 border colours
SOUND  3 voices / 9 octaves, 4 waveforms (sound output through TV)
SIZE / WEIGHT  40.4 (W) x 21.6 (D) x 7.5 (H) cm / 1820 g
I/O PORTS  RGB (composite, chroma/luma and sound in/out), 2 x Joystick plugs, Cardridge slot, Tape interfarce (300 bps), Serial, User Port, TV RF output
BUILT IN MEDIA  Cassette unit. Provision for 170 KB 5.25'' floppy disc unit (1541)
POWER SUPPLY  External power supply unit


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