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1  Economy / Collectibles / [INFO] The Canary Thread on: November 16, 2020, 03:16:10 PM
The Introduction:
As collectors of all things bitcoin/cryptocurrency related we put the faith and hope of incredible sums of value in that of a coin creator's hands. The handling of the creation of public/private keypairs and hopefully the destruction thereafter, along with the quality of paper and ink used to create the QR code/Private Key underneath the tamper proof holograms should be something we talk about and even monitor. The chemical composition of the coin/card itself.. will it react adversely after a certain amount of time and shorten the life span of the ink? How long exactly does ink last? I've started to ask people around me and I've never gotten a firm answer.. usually it's the same answer of "I don't know". What if in ten to twenty years we start peeling our Casascius/BTCC Mint/Crypto Imperator coins and we find that underneath the hologram is an illegible blob of ink due to bleeding or fading.
If every coin remained unpeeled we would never know.

Recently I began collecting coins and cards that I, along with others have peeled to serve as a resource for the community aswell as to act as an early warning sign.. the canary singing in the coal mine.. to help aide with the risk of the many with great sums lying in wait underneath a hologram. With the recent NFT(non fungible token) boom we have seen blockchain/cryptocurrency enter more of a mainstream approach with this recent Christie's auction. It won't be too long until we see some of the coins we trade here in Collectibles being introduced to various auction houses around the world. The question will always remain.. "Are the bitcoin still underneath the hologram?". With this thread we eliminate that question aswell as provide an accurate experiment that will run until the day I exit bitcoin for good (read: never).

In this thread you will find some of the more popular coins, rare coins, not so rare coins, and cards/notes made by many different creators. Some of these coins hold billions of satoshis and some only a few thousand. Remember, one bitcoin is equal to one hundred million satoshis.
With the ever changing fiat value of these coins and the length that I plan to run this thread I won't even begin to talk about the dollar value of one bitcoin or even one satoshi.


The Goal:
To monitor the paper and ink used underneath the various tamper proof holograms, scratch off portions, or any other form used to conceal the private key or mnemonic seed. Any sort of degradation will be noted either by the naked eye or underneath a digital microscope. High resolution pictures will be provided with each coin listed. The thread will be updated with new pictures/videos(maybe when I learn this microscope) biannually. See something I don't? Let me know in a PM and we can look further.


The Controls:
The peel date will be considered the date in which the bitcoin(or other crypto) has been swept from the coin. For unfunded coins I have sent a minute amount of bitcoin to the public address and swept it to show the peel date. These will range in years from 2011 up to 2020 and beyond. The earlier peel dates give us a much greater indication of the quality of the ink underneath the hologram and its ability to withstand being exposed to the air/atmosphere.

As mentioned above, your coin that remains unpeeled will have fared better than a coin that has been exposed to the atmosphere, humidity, heat, cold, and human touch. This is only an early warning sign and if any fading/deterioration happens to the set of coins in this thread I will reach out to other collectors privately to either check their peeled coins or possibly do the deed and peel one of their own. An alarm will never be raised until it is verified by a second and third set of eyes.

Coins will be stored in various airtites and placed inside the collectors box to keep them out of direct light and have less exposure to the elements. For transparency sake this experiment takes place in Canada with a wide range of extreme hots, colds, some inbetweens, and a fair amount of humidity. Our goal here is to not do anything a regular collector wouldn't do. There will not be silica gel packets or any sort of moisture/oxygen removers placed in the box.

New Coins/Cards/Notes will be purchased from the secondary market to make sure the integrity of this experiment can not be gamed.
Nothing in this thread is for sale. Don't even ask. This is a multiyear project/experiment, if you think I would sell anything posted here then you do not understand the importance of this thread.
All pictures should redirect to a higher resolution version when clicked.

The Equipment:
National Optical DC5-420TH Digital Stereo Zoom Microscope

The Flashery Large Lightbox

Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G

Volterra Vario3 Collectors Box

Surgical Scalpel







The Coins
2011 Casascius 25BTC Coin
Creator: Mike Caldwell (Casascius)   |   Release Thread   |   Statement of Controls by Casascius




Peel Date: December 8, 2011
Public Address: 1PzEGi7a6UEGCAXtGjZj8kBX2VEHcLMrqd
Metal Composition: Gold plated alloy
Ink/Paper/Printer: "Inkjet, off-black color to ensure that C+M+Y+K ink all contribute to the color, so they would all have to fade to blank for this to be an issue."
Tamper Proof Covering: "Honeycomb" style tamper proof hologram
What Is Underneath: Mini Private Key  |  SkK5VPtmTm3mQKYaJQFRZP



2013 Casascius 1BTC Silver/Gilt Coin
Creator: Mike Caldwell (Casascius)   |   Release Thread




Peel Date: October 24, 2020
Public Address: 1Ag5UfMTgpzp4teQgKhvk4j7qJ7rwTgUfR
Metal Composition: .999 Fine Silver with Gilt
Ink/Paper/Printer: "Inkjet, off-black color to ensure that C+M+Y+K ink all contribute to the color, so they would all have to fade to blank for this to be an issue."
Tamper Proof Covering: "Honeycomb" style tamper proof hologram
What Is Underneath: Mini Private Key  |  SDm6rDSNyBQSDTqzupPBPZjPZ4G5Gk



2013 Casascius 0.5BTC Brass Coin
Creator: Mike Caldwell (Casascius)   |   Release Thread




Peel Date: August 6, 2014
Public Address: 12CcJ6zyScNfz6bSfJk8Ko5EeA3jpnU6gZ
Metal Composition: Solid Brass
Ink/Paper/Printer: "Inkjet, off-black color to ensure that C+M+Y+K ink all contribute to the color, so they would all have to fade to blank for this to be an issue."
Tamper Proof Covering: "Honeycomb" style tamper proof hologram
What Is Underneath: Mini Private Key  |  S6UCU23LJS9iQS4yQ235wQhQ3UmkJK



2014 Kialara Original
Creator: Max Mellenbruch (Kialara)   |   Release Thread




Peel Date: November 15, 2020
Public Address: 12Jx9tnqRQFtqbso7FP8xAt3hw4eZBq37o
Metal Composition: Stainless Steel / Aluminium
Ink/Paper/Printer: "All private keys were generated securely, offline, and transferred via SD card to an offline printer with Dye-sublimation technology. Heat is used to transfer ink to the paper, then a clear protective coating is added which helps prevent against damage from light, water and gases - so your key will be safe for generations."
Tamper Proof Covering: "I wanted a security hologram, but I wanted to avoid the sticker look if possible. My solution was a clear hologram placed perfectly on top of an engraved disc bearing identical artwork."
Important to note that with Kialara Bars the art is the security. The art has to be destroyed in some sort of way to get to the private keys underneath.
What Is Underneath: The serial number of the bar along with a standard private key  |  5KNSpcPBof2Xx42CkFLBWW8BFThXXDDbmDANVy5uets2FoBNNwk



BTCC Mint 2018 V-Series One Tenth Bitcoin
Creator: BTCC Mint   |   Release Thread




Peel Date: October 24, 2020
Public Address: 1HyYpBU97Ti1dejeKfhUrri3g7vRY1CsFT
Metal Composition: Titanium
Ink/Paper/Printer: The private key is printed on waterproof polyester paper
Tamper Proof Covering: Custom BTCC Mint Hologram(does not follow the industry standard Honeycomb style). Leaves more of a crinkle/fold when reapplied.
What Is Underneath: Mini Private Key  |  SAf6MD7KLYkFS4pDas2V1gSkm4TqH8 aswell as QR Code which converts to the minikey



BTCC Mint Black 100k Bits Poker Chip
Creator: BTCC Mint   |   Release Thread




Peel Date: November 12, 2017
Public Address: 17RSmPsHLEw3mHLmfEUpsuVJGHREd7HVHe
Metal Composition: Premium Clay Composite
Ink/Paper/Printer: The private key is printed on waterproof polyester paper. There is adhesive underneath the private key insert holding down the paper
Tamper Proof Covering: "Honeycomb" style tamper proof hologram
What Is Underneath: Mini Private Key  |  SdNpaFYxNfTPS5tmMXcYdRjtgQ9oyT aswell as QR Code which converts to the minikey



2017 Denarium Gold Half Ounce Half BTC Coin
Creator: Denarium / Technomage   |   Release Thread




Peel Date: October 25, 2020
Public Address: 1LAZ9y3y67iLsFbX37tnqsn7JP1hSmXNhU
Metal Composition: .999 Pure Gold
Ink/Paper/Printer: Awaiting more info
Tamper Proof Covering: "Honeycomb" style tamper proof hologram
What Is Underneath: Mini Private Key  |  SLSbFcpHLG1fLQGRqLNRexK3M2MyEa aswell as QR Code which converts to the minikey



2017 Denarium Custom Silver Coin (Empty)
Creator: Denarium / Technomage   |   Release Thread




Peel Date: October 25, 2020
Public Address: 1LDbT62sGXWyYU7mhZBN1LMcRhNWwqPNeV
Metal Composition: .999 Fine Silver
Ink/Paper/Printer: Awaiting more info
Tamper Proof Covering: "Honeycomb" style tamper proof hologram
What Is Underneath: Mini Private Key  |  SR3MJubBvHszK1GVaEwu8izkWyeKCE aswell as QR Code which converts to the minikey



2016 Denarium 1BTC Silver Coin (Empty)
Creator: Denarium / Technomage   |   Release Thread




Peel Date: October 25, 2020
Public Address: 1NtVC7hJV9pFtnbZQY73enPoPAcJndnNqM
Metal Composition: .999 Fine Silver
Ink/Paper/Printer: Awaiting more info
Tamper Proof Covering: "Honeycomb" style tamper proof hologram
What Is Underneath: Mini Private Key  |  S4fUCAB2HsYBTPYNmf36SUjiH1Zjqp aswell as QR Code which converts to the minikey



Crypto Imperator Super BTC Coin
Creator: CryptoImperator   |   Release Thread




Peel Date: October 23, 2020
Public Address: 18591H9fWVskhKRe2WtkMkRofVPdDFQkYG
Metal Composition: .999 Fine Silver
Ink/Paper/Printer: Laser printer with high quality 100gm2 paper printed on highest quality and definition setting
Tamper Proof Covering: "VOID" style tamper proof hologram
What Is Underneath: Mini Private Key  |  SXGEQBX9Z6fU8TpNMKaKdDknvpiXHT



Crypto Imperator Magic Internet Money Coin
Creator: CryptoImperator   |   Release Thread




Peel Date: October 24, 2020
Public Address: 1K5jt7mCG6AHHahgsAd4u88MCHdAZHSrEv
Metal Composition: .999 Fine Silver
Ink/Paper/Printer: Laser printer with high quality 100gm2 paper printed on highest quality and definition setting
Tamper Proof Covering: "VOID" style tamper proof hologram
What Is Underneath: Mini Private Key  |  SjsjXuVWH6n73JLPsLz7JrM5x4H2dt



Lealana Brass 0.1BTC (Buyer Funded)
Creator: smoothie (Lealana)   |   Release Thread




Peel Date: October 24, 2020
Public Address: 18kWfkz1dD5fGF7xEb4DR5GikA9hXVW3TK
Metal Composition: Solid Brass
Ink/Paper/Printer: Laser Printer  /  Standard printer paper
Tamper Proof Covering: "Honeycomb" style tamper proof hologram
What Is Underneath: Mini Private Key  |  SEZTf9VJ8otEeds58xvbKmkdJ7G6H6



Lealana 1LTC Brass Litecoin
Creator: smoothie (Lealana)   |   Release Thread
Donated by: Agrawas




Peel Date: September 7, 2019
Public Address: Lbfpw7WiUgCmW3hXTnLGgWnso3AJkHtARy
Metal Composition: Nickle Plated Brass
Ink/Paper/Printer: Laser Printer  /  Standard printer paper
Tamper Proof Covering: "Honeycomb" style tamper proof hologram
What Is Underneath: Mini Private Key  |  SGdZSunp838iBy2U83Zwf8gkdBb36n



Ravenbit Node Brass A (Green)
Creator: mrbrt (Ravenbit)   |   Release Thread




Peel Date: July 15, 2020
Public Address: 165ahq6FowBZ2Pty18A3hUDxaab8b7u9Bq
Metal Composition: Solid Brass
Ink/Paper/Printer: Awaiting more info
Tamper Proof Covering: "Honeycomb" style tamper proof hologram
What Is Underneath: Standard Private Key with blank rarity colored insert  |  5KTbqMLhgxtiLimiQnaBYeWqhQDZBofpVbXN1w5kr5o4sMXt57c



NastyFans Silver One Seat
Creator: OgNasty   |   Release Thread




Peel Date: September 7, 2019
Public Address: 1Nasty4QaGHffp2kuKSQL8xwdrRJeYm1JE
Metal Composition: .999 Fine Silver
Ink/Paper/Printer: Irrelevant, this coin has an engraved public and private key
Tamper Proof Covering: "Honeycomb" style tamper proof hologram. Hologram residue makes private key hard to read. Rubbing alcohol may be required.
What Is Underneath: Engraved standard private key  |  5J81AWTECctKvQj7ThT7nr49PybTWRxrN3MHxNr3o6eVY9SusFH



NaTTyMiNd's 5oz Silver Goddess by Eleutheria
Creator: NattyLiteCoin   |   Release Thread




Peel Date: October 23, 2020
Public Address: BTC: 1NaTTy3oXxKVEVnXJ3UBsPfd76X7oNxcyF   |   LTC: LMiNd3oXHxErDe3AXVHjmcuqoCEtoGK9uW
Metal Composition: .999 Fine Silver
Ink/Paper/Printer: Irrelevant, this coin has an engraved public and private key
Tamper Proof Covering: Clear plastic sticker the size of the holo, when peeled back the private keys are under a scratch off film
What Is Underneath: Engraved standard private keys. BTC: 5KHLjDUHWFoyTnX83kjZd2QtZWTxfviK7W1ndPB56cS6X3BXtej   |   LTC: 6vb4b8GrhgSyyPqmudo7xq7VEHHsXgnWKLzkgwdHoVpjSbFYBWR



Sol Noctis Bull Coin
Creator: Mint21 commissioned by TopWorldCoins  |   Read about bad private key creation




Peel Date: October 10, 2020
Public Address: 17tFfGghSJtt5uMgC3bYvnvxn7GUPsrWNv
Metal Composition: .999 Fine Silver
Ink/Paper/Printer: Private key is printed straight onto the metal with what appears to be black ink or could be lasered on.
Tamper Proof Covering: "Honeycomb" style tamper proof hologram
What Is Underneath: 4dG8mtGXciH1EBDcQ4JSJpksQR6mBYXZK6NEvs6Y5nzT  |  This key is not recognizable to sweep the wallet. cwil has worked out how to turn that string into the actual private key
What Should Be Underneath: Ky2R1FXAa8j4tdaPPZ53BwU8HGiRHPuaxSqxYh3Y5WuxCfR1TQXB



Satori 0.001BTC Poker Chip
Creator: Raimu Inc.   |   Release Thread




Peel Date: October 24, 2020
Public Address: 1DSryWwEjnTF85eJw9B4f5z2HGG6K4omqv
Metal Composition: Plastic
Ink/Paper/Printer: Information not available
Tamper Proof Covering: Hologram that partially detaches with the paper insert. No visible honeycomb or void but when laid back down definitely looks peeled unless perfectly placed.
What Is Underneath: QR Code and Serial Number  |  QR leads to L2whq8awaXojFRW2c6EKHmVmLAFWrHuJ9v596BN222GwBWpLwSQD



BitPiece 0.25BTC Coin
Creator: miffman / bigtimespaghetti   |   Release Thread




Peel Date: October 24, 2020
Public Address: 1KRPCA4SUV3dZzRBvrR89Yxnaw99hHgp6B
Metal Composition: Solid Brass
Ink/Paper/Printer: Awaiting more info
Tamper Proof Covering: "VOID" style tamper proof hologram
What Is Underneath: QR code  |  QR leads to 5JRTtUEc6HYZFrJfgR9MTcrhqFAzDDTSY9p4Bw6V8mw7togVhw1



Alpen Coin 2020, brillant
Creator: Alpen Coin   |   Release Thread




Peel Date: November 7, 2020
Public Address: 1gVYEx63sYFbrPpndNnJfMaRJHyM2h9vz
Metal Composition: Zinc Alloy
Ink/Paper/Printer: Awaiting more info
Tamper Proof Covering: Hologram that partially detaches with the paper insert. No visible honeycomb or void but when laid back down definitely looks peeled unless perfectly placed.
What Is Underneath: QR code  |  QR leads to KwpnYYdGZxULk7AL5ML5jJntsWviRbXby849LVYkoGUrsQQsWvM1







The Cards
Coldkey Genesis Edition
Creator: yogg (Coldkey)   |   Release Thread




Peel Date: October 24, 2020
Public Address: bc1qckqgzsvk4dyuwr3zpha87jd9g0pefxcjftpe7l
Card Composition: PVC (polyvinyl chloride)
Ink/Printer: The "ink" is a proprietary secret
Tamper Proof Covering: "Honeycomb" style tamper proof hologram with an additional layer overtop that needs to be cut into with a sharp knife
What Is Underneath: QR code  |  QR leads to L4gasuxYuFPbVvniJC2kvpiBg2HitorQ8MfVKGrnBxumNQYo6dY2



Bitcoin Loaded Coldkey 1mBTC
Creator: yogg (Coldkey)   |   Release Thread




Peel Date: October 24, 2020
Public Address: bc1qckqpfw38hv0d9rkvpxnpzuev5rsaftrs7tyhta
Card Composition: PVC (polyvinyl chloride)
Ink/Printer: The "ink" is a proprietary secret
Tamper Proof Covering: "Honeycomb" style tamper proof hologram with an additional layer overtop that needs to be cut into with a sharp knife
What Is Underneath: QR code  |  QR leads to L5a5h5T7jfLemAXQMHD2UmhxT5RHTN2KjYAnHAocJJxfeE7G9WLF



Ballet "Real Bitcoin" Card
Creator: Ballet (Bobby Lee)   |   Release Thread   |   Ballet Private Key Security




Peel Date: October 24, 2020
Public Address: 1LqfVF99srocFTwyKrgyY9JwiN3QwFC7wZ
Card Composition: 304 stainless steel
Ink/Printer: Laser etching with tamper-evident scratch-off material  |  Awaiting more info
Tamper Proof Covering: "Honeycomb" style tamper proof hologram aswell as a "scratch off" portion for the BIP38 decode key
What Is Underneath: QR code and BIP38 Encrypted Private Key - 6PnTJetRSB1FrPKAfSEQJFA46yowxQ7UU6HLzGZvyavLMhuhUWNf7a8HKA  |  Scratch off portion reveals code to decrypt wallet 792W-ER97-42AR-4ZH5-AZFT  |  Decrypted Private Key - Kywvhr7DcATkjNKL2QkW6kQMV3PaTrKc66sHVY8n9dpdTzP8Wvmj







The Notes
Bitcoin Suisse 100mBTC Loaded Note Series I
Creator: Bitcoin Suisse   |   Release Thread   |   Bitcoin Suisse Info and Security




Peel Date: November 13, 2020
Public Address: 1MXgK7JtswjLFydh9LL2NivJi7kbRnkrp1
Note Composition: Printed on synthetic polymer paper, resistant to water, wear and tear.
Ink/Printer: Usage of metallic silver ink on the bill, which cannot easily be replicated.
Tamper Proof Covering: Private key underneath a perforated pullback strip which then reveals a scratch off area as a second security layer.
What Is Underneath: Serial Number, QR Code, and Printed Private Key. QR leads to 5KKvHzmCbgwYBHBg5KLpZZpkTw7dDgGDMXnxfAEk8o3Hm1hTHdB



Bitcoin Suisse Generic BTC Note Series II
Creator: Bitcoin Suisse   |   Release Thread




Peel Date: October 24, 2020
Public Address: 1bSGgxAy26u5jBgPy1vFNdQvhkSj3tiXw
Note Composition: The premium bank bill paper consists of 100% cotton for the optimal balance between a durability and a superior haptic feel
Ink/Printer: Optically variable OptiSafeŽ security printing colors and the use of UV-ink
Tamper Proof Covering: The QR Code is hidden behind an opaque scratch off area
What Is Underneath: QR code  |  QR leads to 5JB8nqZwp5Q7c41gwQjz9qGf5VS2vEW3HGbx58Bog6WYZgDALBc



Polymerbit 5mBTC Northern Cardinal Note
Creator: Polymerbit   |   Release Thread




Peel Date: October 24, 2020
Public Address: 1FrRGPNwbMJZDnZ1mvEmPrFgEYDSb3aGU5
Note Composition: STC security paper
Ink/Printer: Water resistant ink
Tamper Proof Covering: Custom polymerbit hologram. Aluminium foil insert to block light from shining through. Hologram leaves residue when peeled and will appear damaged if attempted to be placed back.
What Is Underneath: QR code  |  QR leads to L1nftzvp9evQa1gFMH2szFza1VRjNDWmBSuBK8m5yz43naD6mUiD



Spesmonerujo 100mXMR Boron Butterfly Note
Creator: phishead   |   Release Thread




Peel Date: October 24, 2020
Public Address: 44MryqXT4mgJHziJsseJm1UGyqAW4MazqErcmy4LwzQfP3aGLWNo356hkJhoSs5JQNKC93QfUsAYqMN MwYm3BbtANFutPa3
Bb

Note Composition: Polymer
Ink/Printer: Water resistant ink
Tamper Proof Covering: Custom polymerbit hologram. Aluminium foil insert to block light from shining through. Hologram leaves residue when peeled and will appear damaged if attempted to be placed back.
What Is Underneath: 25 word mnemonic seed in a folded paper slip  |  upper thumbs exotic heron opposite large delayed custom reef tidy spying sash fossil baptism hookup rarest dusted selfish camp atom erase serving jewels jump selfish



Spesmonerujo 150mXMR Carbon Chamaeleon Note
Creator: phishead   |   Release Thread




Peel Date: October 24, 2020
Public Address: 43c5UkX2eyqYrnXTCepPuTjQMANhUSCt7LEPUGUkACtq8PkszbCVvQG34aLbaMww7aQ4o6YbdhEitjE SNUXBRdwhMQSTaC3
Bb

Note Composition: Polymer
Ink/Printer: Water resistant ink
Tamper Proof Covering: Custom polymerbit hologram. Aluminium foil insert to block light from shining through. Hologram leaves residue when peeled and will appear damaged if attempted to be placed back.
What Is Underneath: 25 word mnemonic seed in a folded paper slip  |  avoid rogue epoxy nodes casket cell womanly hockey birth omega muddy muppet axes typist zoom germs fuel sulking guarded industrial playful dosage misery musical epoxy



Papersafe Genesis Block Satoshi Note
Creator: BG4   |   Release Thread




Peel Date: October 24, 2020
Public Address: 12Jx9tnqRQFtqbso7FP8xAt3hw4eZBq37o
Note Composition: Security paper that bonds to the laser toner.
Ink/Printer: Printed with a laser printer. Many UV secrets hidden amongst the front and back of these notes. Try using a blacklight.
Tamper Proof Covering: Hologram which covers a scratch off security strip. Underneath is a 10 digit code to decrypt the BIP38 private key.
What Is Underneath: Uncovered Private Key - 6PfMgKTkhRk3DitrPpG7LVbfn5b2oVg2o82T8gy9hN4BRHgKhkPW1BQsA9  |  Underneath scratch off strip - 38B84038EC  |  Decrypted Private Key - 5K3811VmeYyYvqQNJ34vT6bvegjewph7nhLGEJyiERmNE1ra82E
*Disclaimer:* With this particular note I peeled the hologram back and got down to the scratch security layer. Without thinking about it I started to use my scalpel to peel off the scratch layer. This caused some of the paper to lift with the scratch off portion. I spoke with BG4 after and realized I was supposed to scratch off this layer rather than try to peel it off. His advice is to heat the hologram beforehand even just by rubbing it with your fingers.. it will make the process a lot easier.
2  Economy / Collectibles / [WTB] Your peeled coins for a community project(TBA) on: October 03, 2020, 04:43:52 PM
I'm looking for any spares you have lying around that have been peeled and still have the hologram partially attached. I have had this idea for quite awhile now and am wanting to have a diverse range of coins which will explain itself when I launch my thread at a future date.

Coins will need to be:
Preferably in an airtite that fits (Not mandatory)
QR Code or Private Key slip still there (Mandatory)
Cards/Stamps with QR codes behind holograms/stickers are also needed.
I will assume the peel date matches the sweep date unless otherwise specified by you
Looking moreso for coins that were once funded. Open to DIY or unfunded coins on a choice basis.

I'm not looking to resell these in the future (you'll see why) and as this is for our community I'd like to not pay an arm and a leg. Even though I am offering to pay for these, I would also accept donations of coins that would remain yours but in my possession. (On a case by case basis + amount of coins to donate I will share the relevance of the thread I am creating and how it will benefit all collectors.)

I'll use this area below to list peeled coins that I have sourced. (Sorry for edit spam in advance)
Bitpiece
Ravenbit Node Brass A
BTCC Mint 100k Black
BTCC Mint 5k Red - on standby to peel
BTCC Mint 1k White - on standby to peel
2011 25BTC Casascius
2011 1BTC Casa(s)cius Error Coin
2013 Brass 0.5 Casascius
2013 1BTC Casascius
2013 Silver/Gilt 1BTC Casascius
Kialara Original 2014
Alpen Coin
Genesis Edition Coldkey
0.001BTC Loaded Coldkey
Satori Chip
Denarium Silver Bull
2017 Denarium Custom Silver
2017 Denarium 1/2 BTC 1/2 Oz Gold Coin
First Edition 100mBTC Bitcoin Suisse
Ballet 'Real Bitcoin' Wallet
Sol Noctis Eagle
Sol Noctis Bull
Polymerbit Northern Cardinal
Nattymind Eleutheria
CryptoImperator Super Tenth
CryptoImperator Magic Wizard Coin
PaperSafe Satoshi Note Series A 2015
Nastyfans 1oz Silver Seat
Nastyfans 5oz Silver Seat
2014 0.01 Microsoul donated by SatsLife
Lealana Brass 0.1BTC - Donated by Agrawas
Lealana Brass/Nickle Plated 1 LTC - Donated by Agrawas
2019 Moonbits 1K Bits (Brass finish) - Donated by ChiBitCTy
BTCC Mint Titanium 1BTC - Donated by raghavsood and daburone
3  Other / Meta / History of Collectibles lost/damaged due to Bitcointalk's image capabilities on: May 16, 2020, 04:10:43 AM
I'm not sure how important or valuable this is outside of Collectibles, but just recently I noticed that something I have collected and spent many many hours/funds on has been directly affected by outside forces and due to how the forum deals with images they may be lost forever.

My thread here is what I am talking about: [WoodCollector]Nine Public Coin Collection Completed and you're going to find what I am talking about by clicking into these parts of the OP
Coin #1
Coin #2
Coin #3
Coin #4
etc...

Up until something happened with the image host of WoodCollector's, someone that was interested in the story and the history of this could click into the WC quote and see photos and information about Coin 1, Coin 2, Coin 3, etc... Now they are greeted by this:

Obviously the imgur or whatever photo host he was using got nuked.


All fine and dandy thewaybackmachine has these archived... lets just check there..



In the Collectibles board we oftentimes have auctions or sales of coins that were released solely on bitcointalk.. linking back to the original sales threads almost always leads to a set of ugly white with red text blocks.. provenance is basically just now "take our words for it".
As bitcoin becomes more popular to the masses there are going to be people wanting coins/art/anything else interesting that may have been created here. I do feel as though the poor image management directly hits many of us Collector's in the pocket and will continue to in the future if something can't be changed here. I'm no website/server/image hosting genius but I would have paid/dumped all my merit or done any other thing of importance to have had those pictures preserved.

Save your WoodCollector is a scammer posts for somewhere else, this is about how we can protect the provenance of things created here and here only for future bitcoiners.
4  Economy / Collectibles / Collectibles Board QUARANTINE Free Raffle - Finished on: April 01, 2020, 01:56:50 AM
Something contagious has been spreading across the Meta board. Social distancing and self-isolation is recommended in the Collectibles Board.
Stay INDOORS(Collectibles board only)
Enter the raffle with a number between 0 and 99 and wash your hands. No randoms. If you become infected you are removed and your spot becomes open again.

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Prize is a CryptoCloaks Bitcoin Grenade dropshipped to you. (They're currently being DDOS'd but we'll get you yours when they're back up.) Grenade has been paid for and coupon code generated!

CryptoCloaks Bitcoin Grenade

When filled I'll pick a future bitcoin block # and the last two digits of the hash will determine the winner. If digits not picked we move left one number and try again. Explained in post on page  3.
If there's rules I forgot we'll wing em. Shipping paid for by me.
5  Economy / Collectibles / [Shot in the Dark] EThKiLZ if you frequent this board let's make coins on: February 20, 2020, 08:12:15 PM
BTCC Mint has "clean coins" mined directly from the block to the physical coins..
Now reimagine the definition of clean coins to include those which have been sold by the US Government.

Longshot but would be a very interesting concept.. and you've already got the name for your coin series.
**I have zero artist ability to make coins but we have some very talented coin artists here.

If you don't know what I'm referring to:
Lone bidder purchased 3991 of the 4041 BTC auctioned by U.S. government on Tuesday.

Also coins have started to move. Approx 800 left in wallet.
6  Economy / Collectibles / [Polymerbit Creative] What did you make? on: December 12, 2019, 04:47:22 PM
Announced March 31, 2018 and released on April 1, 2018 Polymerbit made the perfect April Fool's Joke by releasing completely blank notes for sale one day only. Limited to only 50 pieces and 0.0071BTC($50) these were bought up pretty quickly.. Not knowing if it was just an April Fool's Joke or not many of us took the risk and threw our money at Polymerbit.
Thread here: [ANN] NEW PRODUCT: Polymerbit Creative

I at the time was obsessed(still am) with the Friends of Satoshi ZimNote I knew I immediately wanted to make mine into a re-creation of one. Contacting each collaborator in the ZimNote project I received each of their blessings to reproduce their certain aspect of the note through a graphic artist I found on r/forhire.

Just two days ago I received the last hologram piece I needed to be able to finalize my design, this has been an idea/project for over a year now and I'm so happy with how it came together. The last piece I need to finish the whole project is to make a high res scan of one of the ZimNote CoA's and create my own "Certificate of Nonthenticity".

Time to see what I created (I cheated a little bit and had Polymerbit print on mine for me).
Please use this thread to share your creations aswell!

I present to you my "Friends of Satoshi ZimNote - Eat Crow Edition" (WARNING - big pictures incoming)










There's a few flaws but I wanted those to make sure this doesn't get confused as an official ZimNote. Excited to see what other's came up with. I also give mad props to any man or woman or machine that has to put holograms on things. Worst job in the world.
7  Economy / Collectibles / [INFO] What's new, What's trending, What'd I miss? on: November 20, 2019, 03:09:09 AM
Paused.
Life too hectic with worldly happenings to dedicate the time required for this thread.

Legend: [||||||||||||] are new items.     [|||||||     ] are items you may have seen for a little while while browsing.     [||          ] are items that have made their way to pages 2, 3, 4.

**As with anything in the bitcoin space 'Caveat Emptor' and if purchasing something be sure to use a well known 'escrow'. The items linked for sale/auction in this thread are not endorsed nor guaranteed by me.
**Do NOT do escrow or trades over skype/telegram, it is almost a guaranteed scam if not initiated by you.




Trending/New Release:
(Releasing a new coin/note? A new suit of your silver cards? Your monthly history coldkey? A manhole sized penny? PM me so we can help with the hype and exposure by getting you in this slot)







Happening now: (You don't want to miss these)







Group Buys:







One off auctions/sales:







Deep Pockets / Rare:







You can look but you can't touch: (these aren't for sale but deserve recognition)

Maker: Ricky Allman Commissioned by: dolphriends
Thread: The Ascent by Ricky Allman


Maker: 1Dq
Thread: 10 Years of Constructing the Future - presented in detail by 1Dq







Coin/Collectible Information Megathreads

Thread: Collectibles/Wallets Master Website List
Maker: ChiBitCTy

Thread: [Reference] Unique, Rare and All Crypto Collectable Posting Thread with LINKS
              [Reference] Past Collectable Auction or selling prices with links
Maker: krogothmanhattan

Thread: [INFO] Physical Alt-coins / Minor Makers list
Maker: minerjones

Thread: [REFERENCE] Magazines & Newspapers with Bitcoin Articles (Pre 2009 - 2019)
Maker: Crypto_Collection

Thread: [INFO] Topps Allen & Ginter Reference Thread
Maker: hybridsole

Thread: Historical WTS threads
             [Reference] Past collectible auctions
Maker: Sat0shisGhost

8  Economy / Collectibles / [WoodCollector]Nine Public Coin Collection Completed on: April 03, 2019, 05:03:30 PM
If you are unfamiliar with the WoodCollector saga/drama that dominated the forums for a good three+ months in late 2014/early 2015 you can read about it here:
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1011340.0
It is a very long read but it is very very entertaining, there are a few other threads if you want to dig deeper into the rabbit hole here:
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=930649.0
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=932131

Anyway lets get to my point...
As many of you caught on to 4 months ago when some info leaked on the forum There was a hidden secret about the 10 wooden coins i made for 2015. Today you find out what was worth $1,000 to protect.

I have always been a fan of hidden treasure movies and the concept of something being on this planet that nobody has found that is worth enough to change someones life. My favorite movies have pretty much always been the Da Vinci Code and the National Treasure movies. Over the years as life has passed me by i had often thought about my legacy. Making my mark on history. Inspired by Satoshi Nakamoto himself and the loads of money i saved re-stocking my warehouses this year buying wood from you all directly i decided that now was my time.

Hidden on this planet somewhere is a 22" long 8" round titanium air proof time capsule container. Inside that container is 1,000 bronze bitcoins. Each one of those bronze coins is engraved with the private key to an address that holds 5BTC. Total inside the container there is key's to 5,000BTC.

I have made and sold 9 2015 wooden physical bitcoins listed below. Each one of those coins has hidden in or on it a part of the puzzle. The key to decoding the first part of that puzzle is coin #10 which after much though is being given to someone whom i already chose from this forum. In order to decode each individual wooden coin you will have to have #10 in its physical presence and in order to solve the entire first clue you will need to posses and have all 10 coins in the same physical location. The clues in the coins were crafted in a fashion that you will never find them let alone figure them out via photographs, with x-rays, or in any fashion other than having all the coins in the same location at the same time to solve the puzzle.

These 10 coins are scattered around the globe from the U.S.A to Vietnam, Germany, The Netherlands, The UK & Singapore. Inherently making it difficult or a process to put all 10 of them in the same location. Once the first clue has been solved by decoding the 10 coins it will lead you to another clue which leads to another. 5 clues in total which must be found and solved in order to gain the location of the titanium capsule which holds the 5,000BTC (or roughly $1,277,000usd at current value) treasure.

For reasons which i am sure are obvious to most of you, much like Satoshi this will be my last post or presence on the world wide web to protect my identity.

Thank you to all of you whom purchased my artworks from this forum and a very special thanks to all of you whom sold me wood over these past months which made this all possible. Regardless of the poor treatment of the self-righteous trolls and children on this forum, this treasure is my parting gift to all of you who support bitcoin in hopes that it can bring at least 10 of you together from around the globe with bitcoin at the center of it all.

Coin #1
Coin #2
Coin #3
Coin #4
Coin #5
Coin #6
Coin #7
Coin #8
Coin #9
Coin #10 - The recipient of Coin #10 can post pictures of it when he receives it if he / she wishes to do so.



FAREWELL MY FRIENDS !!!!



Early November 2014, WoodCollector joins bitcointalk attempting to source exotic woods through the worldwide reach of forum members. Within a month he has been introduced to the idea of creating beautiful bitcoin art with the various woods he has been acquiring. This leads to the first of the wooden coins being made/sold December 2, 2014 and carries on until the last coin is sold on February 5, 2015.  In the middle of this time period WoodCollector found himself in a Scam Accusation lodged against him by some very prominent members of the forum. If you've clicked the links at the top of this post you're already well aware of these accusations, if not I highly suggest you set aside about a half hour and laugh, smile, or cringe through those historic threads.

The forum was a much smaller space back in 2014/2015 and if you were active in these times you basically knew every name that frequented your area of the forum. This put the original buyers of these coins in a pretty rough position.. they either had to back WoodCollector or back the more well known members that started and maintained the scam accusation. Red trust was flung back and forth and the fight got pretty nasty at times. I remember watching from the sidelines as this all unfolded and I laugh time and time again when I go through my research and see the only post I made during the drama here. The best part about it is that I now own this piece. (Too Long Didn't Click - I talk down about the finish used on Blazedout419's supposed $14,000USD piece "The Hive").

Never in a million years did I figure I'd end up owning one of his coins, let alone all nine.
My journey starts in October 2017 with this auction here:
[AUCTION ends 14/10] - WOODEN BITCOIN - THE BLACK SWAN - BY WOODCOLLECTOR
A perfect snipe of XX:00:00 at the end of the auction landed me my first two coins 2 & 8. Not really knowing the size or heft behind these coins I immediately fell in love with them after opening the box and taking them out. It was at this moment I knew I was going to try the impossible and collect all nine.

Questions in my mind arose whether or not people would have kept these.. with all the bad blood and negativity surrounding them I figured somebody may have set theirs on fire, sold them in a garage sale to rid themselves of the memory, or worse maybe a coin were lost in the depths of the global mail system.. every possibility entered my mind to whether or not all nine still existed. Five original buyers.. five people that I would need to have kept these safe and intact for close to three years.. Impossible?

Fast forward eight months, June of 2018 I reached out to all of the original owners, some replied quick, others I waited and waited for a reply.
A sloppy notepad document titled 'WoodCollector Clues" placed on my desktop and every lead/clue/observation for each coin written down. Hours and hours of reading through posts I started to have an idea about who had what, initial bitcoin prices/conversions to USD, and anything else I deemed important at the time. This quest wasn't going to be easy as I started to figure out that not everyone still owned the coins that they had initially bought.

A couple days go by and I receive a message that one of the owners I contacted was willing to sell me their coin with a link to here. Though I know that this member at one time owned three of the coins I figure I won't push the subject and just work with getting the one he is offering me right now. Replies back and forth go fairly smooth and before I know it this coin is on it's way to me. Still unsure if I should ask about the other two he had bought from WoodCollector I decide to leave it for now.
A quick trip to the post office and I'm back with a pretty heavy box, I tear it open and Coin 3 stares me in the face. Happy as ever I log into bitcointalk and notice an inbox message. Its the same guy who now shares with me that two of the coins were given away as gifts to their family members and that if I would like them he could work on getting them back. My reply sent back almost immediately, "Absolutely".
His mother and sister were gifted these three years previous and no way in my mind did I think somebody not interested or invested into bitcoin would hang on to these for this long.
A couple weeks go by and the sister is more than happy to return her coin.. mom wasn't as keen to give hers up but would consider it as long as we gifted her something else to fill the now empty spot where the coin used to sit. Not a problem, I upped the amount I was paying for the other two to make sure mom could put something in place of the coin.
Including the coin that this member had kept for himself this put Coins 3, 7, and 6 into my collection.

This put me at five coins in my collection with four coins left to go. One owner known, one missing, and two coins that were traded away and no longer with the original owner.

My next logical step was to reach out to the only one of the four that I knew still owned their coin. At first this member was reluctant to sell theirs to me for the price that I initially offered. Through conversation back and forth I pieced together quite a bit of information about the steps taken/not taken by the five original owners. I now knew that throughout the drama and after it had settled that they never did talk about getting together or sharing information about each of their pieces with eachother. The tale of the 5000btc regarded as 'likely fake' right off the bat. It was apparent that the initial drama had taken morale down quite a bit and the excitement about any tale of buried treasure had faded.

I sat on this for a month before I finally decided to offer the price that was initially asked for. A reply the next day came back with quite an interesting counter offer. The price was now somewhere in the middle of my initial offer and the asking price, however, they had eyes for Coin 2 and a proposition was made in that once I were done examining the coins that I send them Coin 2 with the ability to have it shipped back to me in the future for re-examination if need be. Tempting... very tempting but I could not handle the idea that if I were able to finish this collection that one of these coins would not actually be owned by me. A few messages exchanged back and forth and a deal was struck with the full asking price and the option for first dibs on Coin 2 if I were to ever fall into financial trouble, lose interest in the collection, or decide to part them out if I failed to complete the nine. This added Coin 9 to my collection.

During this time period I had been scouring the post history of the last two owners, I had not received a reply back from either of them so it was up to me to try and piece together a timeline or any information I could. I decided to focus on the member that had purchased two of the coins back in 2015. Their post history didn't offer me any leads and their "Last Active" wasn't giving me any confidence either.. it seemed they had been taking a break from the forum for the time being. Now don't ask why but I decided to read through their Trust Ratings.. Trusted/Untrusted Feedback.. nothing about any trades for WoodCollector items.. scrolling down further into their Sent Feedback my eyes shoot wide open.. "Traded some WoodCollector 'hand-carved' pieces....." dated September 2015. I look at who had received the feedback and my heart lifts.. quite a well known name in Collectibles community and very active.
I reach out to this member and am hit back with the confirmation that they do still own these two coins. I read further and my heart sinks.. the price they are looking for is well over anything I've paid yet (I'd been pretty generous with my offers previous). The fact is in the original scam accusation threads this member was somewhat on the front lines in the feud with WoodCollector.. these pieces actually had some real life(forum) meaning to them.
Time and patience has been the main contributing factor in getting as far into this tale as I have so I left off with a simple, "let me know if you're ever in a position to sell".
Five months go by and this member was working on his next collectible release to the community and we get to chatting again. I end one of my messages with a lowball tease offer compared to what he initially asked for.. he replies that he would actually entertain a sale as he had just fully funded his next project and after the release any desire to sell his two WoodCollector coins would be basically non-existent. A trade deal that consisted of a loaded Casascius coin, an original Kialara bar, a loaded BTCC Titanium coin, and some additional bitcoin was reached and Coins 1 and 4 put the collection at eight of nine collected.

Now.. the last guy/girl. It had appeared the account was hacked or sold sometime in 2017 as the posts turned from things a regular person would say into things that someone selling accounts/scamming people over skype and telegram would say. I turned to focus on all of his pre 2017 posts to look for anything that could connect him with anything really. (Side note - In this time period the scammer did actually contact me back asking me how many accounts I would like to buy and for how much. Confirming that this was not the regular owner of the account).
I noted down speech patterns, unique misspellings, shitcoin projects they supported, and any language differences they used in their earlier time on bitcointalk before the account was stolen. After having what I considered a pretty good background check on this guy I started following reddit and twitter links they had posted. One reddit link in particular stuck out as they had made an attempt to brigade it for upvotes so I figured this person may have been one of the people posting there. The thread dated back to 2014 and consisted of twelve posters.. this seemed like a lot of work that would end unfavorably. I clicked into each poster's profile and started putting my knowledge of my documented posting habits to the test. One in particular stood out and matched a few things I had noticed from their bitcointalk behavior.. I shamelessly messaged them with an obscure "Hey, just wondering if you own WoodCollector Resolute?". Vague enough that a scammer would have no idea what I am talking about and hopefully not have them attempt to try to lead me on down a trail of attempted scamming.
Two months go by without a reply. I had used a throwaway reddit account that I hardly logged in to after a few days went by but one day I check and the reddit envelope shows that I have a message.. I open it and read the message, "Yes I own this, why?".
Butterflies fill my whole body. Did I just stumble my way into finding the last coin I need?
The next month I spend making offers and waiting days at a time for a reply. This was the last coin I needed, I found this guy with sheer luck, I couldn't cheap out now and was basically at his mercy to be able to complete this collection. We finally come to an agreement, this coin costing me more than any coin I've bought yet but to be able to finish my quest I am completely fine with this.
We move from reddit, to telegram as they are more comfortable talking there.. everthing seems to be going according to plan but also slower than I'd want.. until one morning I wake up to a "teeGUMES, we have a problem. The coin is actually my wife's and I just talked to her and she doesn't want me to sell it". Obviously I figure this is just a scheme to squeeze a little bit more out of me but what can I do? I need this coin. As sexist/stereotypical as it sounds I throw out an offer of our original price + the price his wife would accept to buy herself a nice gift, I'm thinking jewellery, shoes or something nice. He says he will pitch it to her and after a few days they both accept. I get him back on bitcointalk and set up escrow and patiently wait. As is the story with this last coin the actual shipping of it takes a couple weeks to actually happen. I know based on the customs stamps that he didn't ship it when he said he did.. I truly believe he was going to come back at me again for another increase in price. Thankfully he eventually came through and that added Coin 5 which completed the WoodCollector public coin collection.

Nine coins, 475 days from the first one entering my house to the ninth one being torn out of its box. I set out to complete this collection and through an outstanding amount of time and patience I did just that. I can not express the feeling that went through me when I looked down at all nine of them together for the first time. Never before had these all been in the same country/town/city.. and now I look at them in the same room together.

Now supposedly there is a tenth, and if you've read through the links I had provided earlier you will know that there is not much if anything known about it, it may not even exist. The treasure may not exist (lets just say for a second it did, how many of us would have been running out to dig this buried capsule up during the 2017 bullrun).
My curiousity for this story took me through a crazy journey, talking with and meeting the owners of these coins. Each and every one of them was actually surprisingly kind and in the end they could see what I was trying to achieve by putting this collection together.. and most importantly each and every coin was damn near intact and in fairly mint condition.

With all this being said, you may think i'm an idiot for collecting these due to all the Scam/Fraud/Liar accusations.. but in my mind as long as nobody died or got hurt, drama adds a whole new level to the strange things we collectors like to collect.

Let me finish this all off with:
Hey Mr/Mrs. Coin Ten, if you're out there.. lets talk Smiley I've got a treasure map and you've got the compass.
9  Economy / Collectibles / [Auction] Bitcoin Penny 2018 Precious Metals Trio on: January 25, 2019, 05:00:15 AM
You are bidding on all three together.

2018 Gold Bitcoin Penny
2018 Platinum Bitcoin Penny
2018 Silver Bitcoin Penny

Starting Bid: 0.15BTC
Bid Increments: 0.001BTC
Auction End: Monday - January 28, 2019 8PM EST (Auction ends when forum time(EST) hits 8:00:00, not when countdown timer ends)
(CountdownTimer)https://www.timeanddate.com/countdown/generic?p0=179&iso=20190128T20&year=2019&month=1&day=28&hour=20&min=0&sec=0&msg=BitcoinPenny%20Trio&csz=1

Sniping Rules: Any bid made in the last 15 10 minutes extends auction by 10 minutes until there is no new bid in the 10 minute timeframes. *ninja edit.. sorry copy pasted this and 15 doesn't make sense.  If someone bids at 7:56:00pm then auction extends to 8:06:00pm etc...
Payment Address: ( I will only ask winner to pay to this address ): 34FthxcHpSMCW9zFhVw5yremTA9XgYd8aG

Shipping free for Canadians, rest of the world pays(depends on location of buyer), escrow accepted on your dime.
I reserve the right to refuse a bid from any user, or ask for a deposit to confirm the bid.








10  Economy / Collectibles / [WTS] teeGUMES' Rarities Thread on: January 08, 2019, 09:22:15 PM
Funded Lealana King Kamehameha "Sailing Into Uncharted Waters" Set #14  
Original Sales Thread - https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1615738.0




CryptoImperator 1/2oz Gold 1BTC Coin 7 of 10
Original Sales Thread - https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1542119.0



CryptoImperator 1/2oz Silver 0.5BTC Coin 14 of 21 (Design commissioned by CanaryInTheMine)
Original Sales Thread - https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1834481.msg18257347#msg18257347



^The above ideally sold as a Gold/Silver set.



2016 BTCC V Series 5BTC Titanium Coin
Original Sales took place on BTCC Website - https://web.archive.org/web/20170403070314/https://store.btcc.com/products/2016-v-series-five-bitcoin



Proof



Added:
2014 Alitin Mint Jeanne D'Arc 2oz Silver 1BTC (LOADED / Unconfirmed but assumed compromised)
#32/600, have only seen up to coin 34 in the public
Read about Alitin Mint Coin Breach here - https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1815933.0






11  Economy / Collectibles / [Brainstorm] How do we verify/validate newbie/unknown bidders in larger auctions on: December 05, 2018, 07:14:35 PM
This has been going on for longer than any of us can remember, week long auction, end time is coming up fast and before you know it you're being outbid by someone that came out of nowhere with no recent activity.. is this person legitimate or are they a sock puppet bidding us up? Impossible to tell and it is hard to want to continue bidding against this person(real or not).

I've never seen a moderator active or do anything(unless behind the scenes) in this space (not a bad thing imo), I firmly believe that the Collectibles community runs itself in regards to Auctions and Sales and leaving good trust/bad trust for people that do not follow the standard that we run here. As a community we have run off some shady actors, but also lost ourselves a few good actors in the process unfortunately.

We need to come up with something that is non invasive, not costly, non profit making, but agreeable upon by bidders and auction hosters (whether single person or a corporation).
12  Economy / Collectibles / [Petition] To rename bitcointalk.org to frankbitcointalk.org on: November 10, 2018, 05:51:27 PM
This is not your storefront, it is a subforum for Collectibles enthusiasts to trade and pass on information.

Use your [ANN] thread like you previously said you would for new artworks. You can even set it up and "Reserve" the top replies to add new pieces. You are now achieving flora levels.

You do the exact same thing on your reddit account and once they disappear off the first/second page you delete the whole threads. You are consistently told that the various subreddits are not your storefront. Learn some forum etiquette or take your spam to Goods, because your art is no longer collectible when the same piece comes out on every single medium known to mankind.

Pretty soon youll be able to wrap your car in Satoshi's Whitepaper by Lynx Art Collection.
13  Economy / Collectibles / [PSA] Bitcoin Magazine Grading on: October 01, 2018, 03:15:42 AM


Sent in a full set, 2 Issue 22's hence the 23 magazines.. dimensions must have changed between Issue #1 and the rest, I didn't really look close enough to notice.

If you're looking to have a set graded don't go through the hassle and headache of packaging them and shipping them because they will not grade/encapsulate any of them besides Issue 1.
14  Economy / Collectibles / [WTS] BTCC Mint 2016 V Series Five Bitcoin on: July 25, 2018, 10:21:11 AM
Here's something we rarely see up for sale here.. also have a BTCC Mint 2016 V Series One Bitcoin (no etui) if interested in a combo deal.
Uncirculated freshly mined coins from 2016.

Looking for serious offers through PM.

Obvious serious trading rules apply, escrow/shipping paid for by buyer/blah blah. Always check who you are communicating with if you receive a message from me first (more than likely scammers).

Pictures:



-tee
15  Economy / Collectibles / [Peeled] When that Bcash looks too tempting to dump. on: November 12, 2017, 04:23:19 AM
16  Economy / Collectibles / [Auction] Denarium Premium Collection on: October 12, 2017, 04:54:06 PM
Up for auction today we've got each coin of Denarium's Premium Collection. The Patina and Silver + Gilt are both loaded with 1BTC and 1 BCH. The Silver coin is unfunded.
These three coins will be auctioned all together as one batch, you are bidding on all three coins as one.
If any serious collector wants to own the whole line of Denarium's Premium Collection I also have a 1oz Gold Batch 1 Parity Coin (also has the free money known as BCH on it). THIS IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE BIDDING. It is only an addon if a serious buyer wants the whole collection after auction is over.
Note: All these coins are sold out from Denarium.




Patina Address: 15A5MZ7ELdGzR8PYe85ksf4btvokMEaJye
Silver/Gilt Address: 1hrjptUJs7ZyPmyvXboKekKHZPZi4ouVe
Silver Address: 1NtVC7hJV9pFtnbZQY73enPoPAcJndnNqM
GoldParity Address: 1B1DQm1iXKdmTG1mP2Feod7Fw741wF8MYF

Auction Terms
Starting Bid: 2BTC (Face Value)   **A reserve has been placed and shared in a privnote to minerjones due to bitcoin cascading upwards today.
Minimum Bid Increments: 0.01BTC
End Time: https://www.timeanddate.com/countdown/generic?iso=20171014T18&p0=179&font=cursive
18:00(6pm) 10/14/2017(Oct.14) New York Time if countdown fails
Payment Address: 1FWArxxMhzb7uFAW6eJXPsK6kXVJXAj1qj (this is the only address I will tell you to send payment to)
Sniping: Auction is extended by 30 minutes until no new bid is received.
Shipping and Escrow: Both discussed with winner of auction.
17  Economy / Collectibles / [Auction] Antaui 5 Worldcoin on: October 10, 2017, 03:08:17 PM
Lets see who wants one of these in their collection. Coin is loaded with 5 Worldcoin underneath the hologram(almost 5cents!). Rare coin, only 500 minted.






Auction Terms
Starting Bid
: 0.1BTC
Minimum Bid Increments: 0.01BTC
End Time: https://www.timeanddate.com/countdown/generic?iso=20171012T11&p0=179&font=cursive
11:00am 10/12/2017(Oct.12) New York Time if countdown fails
Payment Address: 1CGFjRHPDYHhuWrdKyGysmWeqE4MxLs2JZ (this is the only address I will tell you to send payment to)
Sniping: Auction is extended by 15 minutes until no new bid is received.
Shipping and Escrow: Both discussed with winner of auction.
18  Economy / Collectibles / [4Day Auction] Lealana 3Coin Silver XMR Set on: October 06, 2017, 02:45:52 PM
Lealana 3Coin Silver XMR Set #156
Comes with certificates and error letter from mint/smoothie

Pictures:

https://i.imgur.com/OurLlHB.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/LPo5s0B.jpg



Auction Terms
Starting Bid: 4.5BTC
Minimum Bid Increments: 0.05BTC
End Time: https://www.timeanddate.com/countdown/generic?iso=20171010T1030&p0=179&font=cursive&csz=1
10:30am 10/10/2017 New York Time if countdown fails
Payment: Only BTC accepted for this set. Address 14712bjvcgu69yPC5AEEm5Lra48sU1R2mk (this is the only address I will tell you to send payment to)
Sniping: Auction is extended by 5 minutes until no new bid is received.
Shipping and Escrow: Both discussed with winner of auction.
19  Economy / Collectibles / [WTS] Wide Assortment of Coins on: October 06, 2017, 12:08:07 AM
Pictures will be posted in imgur links as I don't want the post to be humongous. Offers accepted while I figure out my pricing (this weekend while I look through my notes).
Different coin maker's coins are bundled together for less photo taking, most everything can be sold and bought separately.
Escrow accepted on your dime. Shipping from Canada, shipping costs will be discussed with buyer.

First off, proof of ownership - https://imgur.com/FHYKvh3

Denarium 1oz 1BTC Silver/Patina/Gilt
The Patina and Gilt both have 1BTC loaded on them(before BCH split), the Silver is unloaded
Fronts - https://imgur.com/JPLIR0l
Backs - https://imgur.com/6dpTaGz


CryptoImperator Assortment
Includes -
2014 CI 0.01BTC #7 (1oz Silver)
2016 CI 0.1BTC "Super Tenth" #7 (1oz Silver)
2016 CI 0.125 Silver Halving Coin #77 (1oz Silver)
2016 CI 0.125 Silver/Gold Plated Halving Coin (1oz Silver)
2017 CI 0.5BTC 0.5oz Silver Coin #14 (Commissioned by CanaryInTheMine and sold out within 16minutes.. thanks to Otoh)
Fronts - https://imgur.com/tCgCViv
Backs - https://imgur.com/hozEh8r


Alitin Mint
(The Adam Smith's were compromised, the Jeanne D'Arcs have no current problems of sweeping known as of yet)
1 Adam Smith 2oz Silver (never loaded, bought from cryptodechange ~a week before sweeping happened but did not have it funded due to the sweep)
1 Jeanne D'Arc 2oz Silver (fearlessly have the 1BTC still loaded on this, stupid? ballsy? not sure which but wanted both still slabbed in my collection)
Fronts - https://imgur.com/342UCmU
Backs - https://imgur.com/U0fkiFm


Antaui 5 Worldcoin 1oz Silver
Front - https://imgur.com/URheEE1
Back - https://imgur.com/OGumLQl


Lealana BuyerFunded Brass 0.5BTC Coins(unfunded)1left / TGBEX 0.5 | 1.0 | 2.0 Brass Coins
Not bundled together, just both types of coin in same picture.
Fronts - https://imgur.com/ITIJag5
Backs - https://imgur.com/aiDI6cG


Lealana 3Coin Silver XMR Set #156
Comes with certificates and error letter from smoothie and mint. Accepting only BTC for this set.
Fronts - https://imgur.com/6X2BeNd
Backs - https://imgur.com/fkKW7vj


Dignitas Designs 2oz Silver / Gold Plated Set and 2 1oz Silver Bars
Fronts - https://imgur.com/dU58wJS
Backs - https://imgur.com/SqiZdnz


MS69 Casascius 1BTC Silver/Gilt |   2013 Casascius 0.5BTC Brass
Fronts - https://imgur.com/lYqdM8o
Backs - https://imgur.com/KjFov9y


Kialara Original 100,000 Bits #687   |   0.25BTC Bitpiece (have two of these only one pictured)
Kialara only removed from sleeve a few times and never handled on the glass, only sides
Fronts - https://imgur.com/719nDZP
Backs - https://imgur.com/vFwrUfM


Three Coin Xerola Set #1
The gold plating is decent on this set compared to others I have seen. The mint did a shit job for Zeroxal and he refunded everyone for the partially gold plated coin.
Fronts - https://imgur.com/SywmVk5
Backs - https://imgur.com/GmB5NTD
20  Economy / Collectibles / [Cases] What do you keep your coins in? on: July 19, 2017, 10:16:57 AM
I'm quite curious as to what you all keep your coins in? I know a lot of people may keep their coins in safety deposit boxes, but for the few that you keep at home or nearby what do you prefer to keep them in?

I use these (first time putting up a picture, probably wont work)


My coins are laid down facing up, its nice because you can slot them depending on the size of the coin.

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