The Jubilee Commodore 64

In the U.S. in 1984, and later in Germany in 1986, Commodore celebrated the one millionth Commodore 64 sold in those countries by presenting the C64 with its traditional breadbox case "dipped" in a sparkling golden color.

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As you can see, even the inside of the casing is golden colored.


Aside from the cosmetic beauty, the computer is otherwise a completely ordinary later model breadbox C64. The Commodore 64 sports 64K of memory, a leading edge video chip capable of producing images at 320 X 200 from a pallette of 16 colors, a text mode that displays 40 characters and 25 rows in upper/lowercase as well as Commodore's PETSCII graphics set, a fully programmable parallel IO port, and a high quality 3-voice, 8-octive additive synthesizer sound chip also capable of 8-bit PCM audio samples.

As you can see here, the computer came mounted on a decorative plaque.

One of the only true curiosities in the design is the lack of the normal black protective plate on the side of the machine, as shown here. Reports are that none of the Golden C64s have the missing plate. The reason is a mystery.

Statistics and features:

CPU: CSG 6510 RAM: 64 kilobytes

cbm/64n128s/c64Inside.gif ROM: 20 kilobytes

Video: MOS 6569 "VIC-II" Sound: MOS 6581 "SID"
Ports: MOS 6526 CIA x2 Keyboard: Full-sized 62 key QWERTY

Personal Note: This model was obtained from Dimitri Kokken, whose friendship to this collection can hardly be understated.

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