As the whole world and the United Kingdom, in particular, celebrates the coronation of King Charles III, the Evening Standard has teamed up with renowned artist Trevor Jones to mark the occasion. To commemorate the iconic event in a unique digital manner, the newspaper and the artist released a free open edition NFT dubbed 'The Oath’ on Nifty Gateway.
Created in collaboration with Apollo Entertainment, The Oath started as a physical painting by Jones in his Edinburgh studio. It depicts Saint Edward's Crown, worn by Queen Elizabeth II during her 1953 coronation.
As stated in a blog post, the majestic attribute of coronation has been the centerpiece of the event since 1661 and was used once more for this year’s ceremony.
The Oath NFT piece with incredible animation and sound was available as an open edition on the Nifty Gateway NFT marketplace from May 4th until May 7th. Whopping 20,202 editions of the piece were minted by unique wallets. All willing were able to claim this NFT directly on the marketplace, scanning a QR code printed in the Evening Standard, or featured on billboards along Oxford Street.
On May 14th, a week following the King's coronation, collectors who still hold their open edition of The Oath will have a chance to get one of 444 NFT pieces of The Crown during a drawing. Besides, all collectors will be eligible for winning one of ten physical prints of The Oath signed by Trevor Jones.
This truly royal NFT mint was a special way to commemorate the coronation of King Charles III and let more people interconnect to this significant event. ‘The Oath’ NFT mint demonstrated there is no limit to creative expression in the NFT realm and such iconic events as the coronation just couldn’t but be immortalized on the blockchain.