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Economy => Collectibles => Topic started by: Eodguy149 on April 19, 2016, 02:36:59 AM



Title: [WTS] MS66 Casascius Void Coin
Post by: Eodguy149 on April 19, 2016, 02:36:59 AM
Hello everyone,

I am looking to sell one of my Casascius Void Coins. I have two that have graded MS66, these are the only two Void Coins in existence that have graded that high. Several others have graded MS65 but I have the only two MS66. I will be keeping one for my personal collection and selling this one to a lucky buyer. In total, there are only six Void coins known to exist. They are extremely rare, especially in good condition because they were handed out to members of the press and likely lost or abused. Needless to say, this is an extremely rare coin that is for sale.  

All of the provenance shown in the picture below will be included. This includes the Void Coin, a signed statement from Ben Bledsoe (producer of The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin) stating that this coin was featured in the documentary, a picture of him with Mike Caldwell, and the foam hand that he was wearing in the picture.

This is a must have for any collector. I doubt you will see any more pop up for sale in the near future especially at this grade and with provenance like this. Don't miss out! 

Feel free to post or PM any questions or offers. I am looking for ~7BTC. The coin will be shipped from the US and shipping cost will be negotiated.


https://i.imgur.com/M5L8RdZ.jpg (https://i.imgur.com/M5L8RdZ.jpg)
https://i.imgur.com/SNlDvGz.jpg (https://i.imgur.com/SNlDvGz.jpg)

edit: not sure why Bitcointalk is refusing to embed the second picture...? Figured it out, the image was over the size limit so I embeded a lower quality picture. The higher quality can be viewed here: https://i.imgur.com/ZEbjm7V.jpg (https://i.imgur.com/ZEbjm7V.jpg)


Title: Re: [WTS] MS66 Casascius Void Coin
Post by: Blazed on April 19, 2016, 03:37:25 AM
These coins are very rare indeed. I have one graded MS-65 and only know of 1 other person besides Eodguy419 and myself who owns one.


Title: Re: [WTS] MS66 Casascius Void Coin
Post by: Zeroxal on April 19, 2016, 06:01:22 AM
Damn, I wish I could've afforded it...
A rather off topic question: Who is the man on the left of Mike Caldwell? Is he a big personality in the bitcoin world?


Title: Re: [WTS] MS66 Casascius Void Coin
Post by: Fortify on April 19, 2016, 06:32:40 AM
So very tempting, I'd take this over any of the silvers because it's so rare. $3,000 for any coin is a lot though, I'm sure there are people out there with deep pockets who wouldn't think twice.


Title: Re: [WTS] MS66 Casascius Void Coin
Post by: Eodguy149 on April 19, 2016, 08:04:03 AM
Damn, I wish I could've afforded it...
A rather off topic question: Who is the man on the left of Mike Caldwell? Is he a big personality in the bitcoin world?

That is Erik Voorhees, you might know him as the previous owner of Satoshi Dice, now the current owner of Coinapult.  :)

So very tempting, I'd take this over any of the silvers because it's so rare. $3,000 for any coin is a lot though, I'm sure there are people out there with deep pockets who wouldn't think twice.

I have spent a lot of time trying to come up with a reasonable price and I think mine is very fair. It is less of a premium than the 10BTC or 0.5BTC S2 silver coins and there are far fewer Void coins. With only six known to exist it will be one of the hardest coins to get if an individual is looking for a complete Casascius set which is why I worked so hard to find one for my own collection.


Title: Re: [WTS] MS66 Casascius Void Coin
Post by: Eodguy149 on April 20, 2016, 09:53:32 AM
I have replied to all PM's. Definitely some tempting offers, mostly trades for other coins, but at the moment I would prefer a fully BTC deal. I am slightly flexible on price but not in a huge rush to let this beautiful coin go so I won't accept offers that are too lowball.  :)


Title: Re: [WTS] MS66 Casascius Void Coin
Post by: boomroom on April 20, 2016, 01:45:02 PM
Can you please further explain what a void coin is?


Title: Re: [WTS] MS66 Casascius Void Coin
Post by: minerjones on April 20, 2016, 02:17:49 PM
Hope this helps a little!! :D

Can you please further explain what a void coin is?

Void coins different and rarer than the demo coins

These were coins made for interviews Mike did. These surface very very rarely.... Mintage I really dont know. But its low. I dont know whether that means 1's or 10's. But I have never seen anything stated. I have only ever seen 2 for sale. Missed the first, and traded for the second one

Mike mentioned them on his Wordpress

https://casascius.wordpress.com/2013/05/19/casascius-coin-production-featured-in-the-rise-and-rise-of-bitcoin/ (https://casascius.wordpress.com/2013/05/19/casascius-coin-production-featured-in-the-rise-and-rise-of-bitcoin/)
No one has asked this yet, but I am also seen “making” some coins. As my security policy totally prohibits creating real coins on camera, these coins do not contain real private keys – instead the paper shows the word “VOID” in bold, very clearly, through the window. I call them “voidcoins” or “presscoins”, as I allow the photographer to keep one or two of the completed ones if they wish. All such coins are 0.5 BTC denomination.


Title: Re: [WTS] MS66 Casascius Void Coin
Post by: Eodguy149 on April 21, 2016, 01:48:35 AM
Sale pending, just waiting to finalize payment  :)


Title: Re: [WTS] MS66 Casascius Void Coin
Post by: Eodguy149 on April 21, 2016, 04:41:59 AM
Payment has been received and the sale is finalized!  ;D

Sorry to all that missed out on this piece of crypto history.


Title: Re: [WTS] MS66 Casascius Void Coin
Post by: boomroom on April 21, 2016, 11:43:03 AM
Hope this helps a little!! :D

Can you please further explain what a void coin is?

Void coins different and rarer than the demo coins

These were coins made for interviews Mike did. These surface very very rarely.... Mintage I really dont know. But its low. I dont know whether that means 1's or 10's. But I have never seen anything stated. I have only ever seen 2 for sale. Missed the first, and traded for the second one

Mike mentioned them on his Wordpress

https://casascius.wordpress.com/2013/05/19/casascius-coin-production-featured-in-the-rise-and-rise-of-bitcoin/ (https://casascius.wordpress.com/2013/05/19/casascius-coin-production-featured-in-the-rise-and-rise-of-bitcoin/)
No one has asked this yet, but I am also seen “making” some coins. As my security policy totally prohibits creating real coins on camera, these coins do not contain real private keys – instead the paper shows the word “VOID” in bold, very clearly, through the window. I call them “voidcoins” or “presscoins”, as I allow the photographer to keep one or two of the completed ones if they wish. All such coins are 0.5 BTC denomination.

Thanks for the info! Well done on the sale OP.


Title: Re: [WTS] MS66 Casascius Void Coin
Post by: Blazed on April 21, 2016, 05:38:34 PM
Since this deal is all set...if anyone is still interested in one of these, feel free to msg me. My VOID coin is graded MS-65 and would possibly be for sale given the right offer.