This copper round commemorates the ‘Dogecar’ which
is among the more momentous achievements of the
Dogecoin community to date. In March 2014, dogecoin
users on the website Reddit.com raised 67 million
DOGE (55,000 USD) to sponsor NASCAR driver Josh
Wise for the 2014 ‘Aaron’s 499’ race. The race was held
on May 4th, 2014 at the Talladega Superspeedway in
Alabama, where Wise finished 20th in car #98 which
was wrapped in a massive advertisement for Dogecoin.
The car was nicknamed the ‘Moon Rocket’ as a nod to
Dogecoin users’ common saying that Dogecoin would
soon go “to the moon” (massively increase in value),
and perhaps even as a tongue-in-cheek expectation
that the publicity garnered by the sponsorship would
indeed ‘rocket’ the value of Dogecoin ‘to the moon’.
Josh Wise himself developed a liking for the Dogecoin
community, and continued his partnership with them
by rallying users to vote for him in fan-favorite contests
and even released a Dogecoin t-shirt to finance further
races. In reference to the car number, this round is
denominated as ‘98 Dogecoins’ and was even listed as
having an original price of 98 USD, though it was on
perpetual ‘sale’ for 10 USD.