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November 03, 2012, 10:34:56 PM
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The British Museum is hosting an exhibition on the history of money around the world (http://www.britishmuseum.org/explore/galleries/themes/room_68_money.aspx).

I came across this little gem there:

http://i.imgur.com/Ba7lhl.jpg

Go, if you get a chance. It's a great exhibition.
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November 03, 2012, 10:38:13 PM
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Wow, that's really cool.

As it was donated by Casascius I suppose he knows about this.

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November 03, 2012, 10:40:06 PM
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That's brilliant!

Pretty swish to see some BTC included in a history of money exhibition.
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November 03, 2012, 10:41:34 PM
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Wow, that's really cool.

Is that a Casascius coin? Wait until he sees it.

If you read the text you'll see it says
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So... it shouldn't be a surprise to him.

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November 03, 2012, 10:42:19 PM
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Wow, that's really cool.

Is that a Casascius coin? Wait until he sees it.

If you read the text you'll see it says the coins were donated by Casascius himself.

Already saw it and edited my message.

Damn why are you so fast, nobody would have recognized it.

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November 04, 2012, 04:59:20 AM
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That's awesome. Congratulations Casascius. Not many people can say them made something that ends up in a national museum.

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November 04, 2012, 05:04:32 AM
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That's freaking awesome. I am aware the museum was interested in the coins and sent some without giving it a second thought but am super flattered to see they are being displayed.

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November 04, 2012, 05:09:41 AM
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That's freaking awesome. I am aware the museum was interested in the coins and sent some without giving it a second thought but am super flattered to see they are being displayed.

Good Stuff looks awesome! Big step for Bitcoins I think at least!

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November 04, 2012, 05:12:48 AM
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Sweet, you've become historical!
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November 04, 2012, 07:17:26 AM
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It's awesome to have a bitcoin in a musemum

Too bad that the explanation is very superficial

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November 04, 2012, 07:27:05 AM
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That is great. If anybody goes to the British Museum, can he take a picture with a higher resolution, post it here and state that it can be freely downloaded and used without royalty or compensation, both for commercial and non-commercial purposes? I would like to use it.

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November 04, 2012, 07:40:50 AM
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That's freaking awesome. I am aware the museum was interested in the coins and sent some without giving it a second thought but am super flattered to see they are being displayed.

Are they loaded?

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November 04, 2012, 09:45:07 AM
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That's freaking awesome. I am aware the museum was interested in the coins and sent some without giving it a second thought but am super flattered to see they are being displayed.

Are they loaded?

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November 04, 2012, 10:59:17 AM
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That's freaking awesome. I am aware the museum was interested in the coins and sent some without giving it a second thought but am super flattered to see they are being displayed.

Are they loaded?

I hope you are not thinking what I think your thinking...  Grin

I hope he is thinking what I think you think he's thinking. It'd be good publicity. Cheesy

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November 04, 2012, 11:02:55 AM
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Bitcoin tokens look shiny! Cheesy
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November 04, 2012, 11:34:46 AM
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This is awesome. OP, would you allow us to reuse the picture? I would like to write about it on bitcoin.se.

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November 04, 2012, 11:40:13 AM
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To the extent possible under law, I have waived all copyright and related or neighboring rights to the image, under the terms of the CC0 (http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/).

Also, here's a high-res version: http://i.imgur.com/Ba7lh.jpg
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November 04, 2012, 11:42:32 AM
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To the extent possible under law, I have waived all copyright and related or neighboring rights to the image, under the terms of the CC0 (http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/).

Also, here's a high-res version: http://i.imgur.com/Ba7lh.jpg

That's great, thanks!

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November 04, 2012, 02:06:14 PM
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Just notice they have a detailed web page for each item:

http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/search_the_collection_database/search_object_details.aspx?objectid=3451294&partid=1&searchText=g68%2F18*&numpages=10&orig=%2Fresearch%2Fsearch_the_collection_database.aspx&currentPage=5

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November 04, 2012, 02:14:06 PM
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Just notice they have a detailed web page for each item:

http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/search_the_collection_database/search_object_details.aspx?objectid=3451294&partid=1&searchText=g68%2F18*&numpages=10&orig=%2Fresearch%2Fsearch_the_collection_database.aspx&currentPage=5

Nice work Mike  Smiley

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