The Auction at Graceland•Elvis Week•August 12, 2018
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This Platinum Record Sales Award was posthumously “Presented to Elvis Presley to commemorate the sale of more than 1,000,000 copies of the RCA Records Album, Cassette & C.D. ‘Elvis In Concert.’” The album Elvis In Concert was released in October 1977, two months after Elvis’ death and in conjunction with the television special of the same name. The recordings were made during two concerts in Omaha, Nebraska and Rapid City, South Dakota, on June 19 and 21, with the intent to produce a TV special, but that project was put on hold. After Elvis’ passing it was decided to air these recordings on CBS as a tribute special. The album made it to number 5 on the Billboard charts and was certified both Gold and Platinum on October 14, 1977, and three times Platinum in August 2002 by RIAA. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) was created in 1958 to honor artists and certify record sales. This framed award contains a platinum-colored album, plaque, cassette, CD, and a RIAA-certified sales award hologram, was posthumously presented to Elvis Presley to commemorate the sale of more than 1,000,000 copies of the LP Elvis in Concert, and was manufactured by California Gold Record Co under license from RIAA. The framed award measures approximately 21 by 17 by 1 inches (53.34 x 43.18 x 2.54 cm) and is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.

The award, framed with Plexiglas front, is in excellent condition overall.
RIAA Platinum Sales Award for Elvis Presleys 1977 Album <em>Elvis in Concert</em> - Awarded in the 1980s
Current Bidding (Reserve Has Been Met)
Minimum Bid: $500.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $2,500.00
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Number Bids: 13
Auction closed on Sunday, August 12, 2018.
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