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August 07, 2016, 02:30:43 PM
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I want to turn my BTC stash into a physical coin for long term investment/cold storage purposes. This will be my first coin..

I think I'd like a 2013 brass half, and would prefer a graded one in a case. I would really like one that was funded before or during the $1200 pump, before the peak..

Anyone have one like that I could buy?


What about are the going rates for 2013 brass .25 or .5 coins? Should I wait for the price of BTC to go up before I buy a physical with BTC or do they stay pretty even with prices?

Say I but a .25 coin now for .5 BTC or whatever they go for.. If BTC goes to $2k will it still be worth .5 BTC or will the collector value of the coin follow $ rather than BTC and be worth only .35 BTC instead of .5?  
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August 07, 2016, 02:34:55 PM
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The physical coin market is a bit slow now, so this is the perfect time to pick up a coin  Smiley

There are no 0.25 casascius coins btw. And I can't say what the current price is for a casascius brass half, but I'm sure there are many that will help with that.

And about your question about the BTC->USD price, it is difficult to tell what happens. There have been times where BTC rising and the value rises, as well as the opposite.

That being said, it's always a good idea to buy a casascius coin and help spread your investments out a bit.  Smiley














 

 

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August 07, 2016, 03:02:19 PM
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I want to turn my BTC stash into a physical coin for long term investment/cold storage purposes. This will be my first coin..

What about are the going rates for 2013 brass .25 or .5 coins? Should I wait for the price of BTC to go up before I buy a physical with BTC or do they stay pretty even with prices?

Say I but a .25 coin now for .5 BTC or whatever they go for.. If BTC goes to $2k will it still be worth .5 BTC or will the collector value of the coin follow $ rather than BTC and be worth only .35 BTC instead of .5?  

As miffman has rightly pointed out, there are no 0.25BTC coins from Casascius.
It is a buyers market at the moment, so you have chosen a good time to purchase a coin Smiley
A 2013 brass half in mint condition recently sold at auction for just under 0.75BTC...
And another 2013 brass half in very good condition sold for ~0.89BTC in a different sales thread.
Both these coins were ungraded.

There is a big variety of Casascius coins to choose from, depending on your budget of course Smiley
There is a lovely MS65 Casascius All Silver 1BTC coin for 2.12BTC, check OgNasty's thread for pictures..

Edit:https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1470719.0 it's a nice coin for the BTC

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August 07, 2016, 03:18:56 PM
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A 2013 brass half in mint condition recently sold at auction for just under 0.75BTC...


I'd buy that.. Good to know I can afford a brass half..

I want a 2013 because it is my favorite year on the chart Smiley
Unfortunately I didn't get into BTC until it was about $700 coming down from 2013's $1200 but I've never bought BTC so it doesn't really matter..

I think I'd like a 2013 brass half, and would prefer a graded one in a case. I would really like one that was funded before or during the $1200 pump, before the peak..

Anyone have one like that I could buy?
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August 07, 2016, 03:31:34 PM
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A 2013 brass half in mint condition recently sold at auction for just under 0.75BTC...


I'd buy that.. Good to know I can afford a brass half..

I want a 2013 because it is my favorite year on the chart Smiley
Unfortunately I didn't get into BTC until it was about $700 coming down from 2013's $1200 but I've never bought BTC so it doesn't really matter..

I think I'd like a 2013 brass half, and would prefer a graded one in a case. I would really like one that was funded before the $1200 pump..

Anyone have one like that I could buy?


The price for a graded coin in an ANACS slab will depend on the grade you want, and what is available on the market. There would be a noticeable difference in price between a MS65 and a MS68 coin.
A lot of people are not prepared to sell their coins for the prices we have seen them go for lately, so although prices are cheaper than they have been when a coin is for sale, if you are looking for something specific, you will have to convince an owner to part with it Smiley

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August 07, 2016, 04:16:16 PM
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This is all true. The cheapest ungraded brass 2013 .5 I can find right now is from wtbbs - https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1529099.0

(I Just bought the first one from him, and I also bought the one from woodson for .89 the other day, as Z mentioned).

I have never seen any ungraded 2013 .5 brass go for less than .8 myself... They are becoming harder to find too.

Thanks

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August 07, 2016, 04:24:20 PM
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This is all true. The cheapest ungraded brass 2013 .5 I can find right now is from wtbbs - https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1529099.0

(I Just bought the first one from him, and I also bought the one from woodson for .89 the other day, as Z mentioned).

I have never seen any ungraded 2013 .5 brass go for less than .8 myself... They are becoming harder to find too.

Thanks

This First Batch Brass Half was bought by myself for 0.745BTC.
I have not actually received the coin yet, it has gone walkabouts... but that is a separate matter entirely Smiley

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August 07, 2016, 04:34:21 PM
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This is all true. The cheapest ungraded brass 2013 .5 I can find right now is from wtbbs - https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1529099.0

(I Just bought the first one from him, and I also bought the one from woodson for .89 the other day, as Z mentioned).

I have never seen any ungraded 2013 .5 brass go for less than .8 myself... They are becoming harder to find too.

Thanks

This First Batch Brass Half was bought by myself for 0.745BTC.
I have not actually received the coin yet, it has gone walkabouts... but that is a separate matter entirely Smiley

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August 07, 2016, 04:37:08 PM
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This is all true. The cheapest ungraded brass 2013 .5 I can find right now is from wtbbs - https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1529099.0

(I Just bought the first one from him, and I also bought the one from woodson for .89 the other day, as Z mentioned).

I have never seen any ungraded 2013 .5 brass go for less than .8 myself... They are becoming harder to find too.

Thanks

This First Batch Brass Half was bought by myself for 0.745BTC.
I have not actually received the coin yet, it has gone walkabouts... but that is a separate matter entirely Smiley

Wow, good score. Missed that auction!  Hope you get it soon! Cheesy

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August 07, 2016, 04:47:16 PM
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This is all true. The cheapest ungraded brass 2013 .5 I can find right now is from wtbbs - https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1529099.0

(I Just bought the first one from him, and I also bought the one from woodson for .89 the other day, as Z mentioned).

I have never seen any ungraded 2013 .5 brass go for less than .8 myself... They are becoming harder to find too.

Thanks

This First Batch Brass Half was bought by myself for 0.745BTC.
I have not actually received the coin yet, it has gone walkabouts... but that is a separate matter entirely Smiley

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Yep, used escrow through OgNasty. So at least my funds are safe.
But I want the coin Cry

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Wow, good score. Missed that auction!  Hope you get it soon! Cheesy

Me too Sad Pretty pissed that it has gone missing, to say the least.
I'll actually update that thread. Apologies for the derail eddie13.

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Me too Sad Pretty pissed that it has gone missing, to say the least.
I'll actually update that thread. Apologies for the derail eddie13.


I just read that thread and was all "DAMN I want that!!"

No problm at all..
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August 07, 2016, 05:27:01 PM
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This is all true. The cheapest ungraded brass 2013 .5 I can find right now is from wtbbs - https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1529099.0

Thanks

He is in the Netherlands and I'm in USA.. I don't really want to deal with international anonymous money transmission through customs if I can help it..

I can pay up to .811 right now..
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Me too Sad Pretty pissed that it has gone missing, to say the least.
I'll actually update that thread. Apologies for the derail eddie13.


I just read that thread and was all "DAMN I want that!!"

No problm at all..

That specific coin went for less than it should have done, I would say. It was rather the exception, than the norm.

You say that you want a Casascius 0.5BTC Coin. Is this because of budget, or are you specifically after a Brass Half? If your budget is low, then going for a brass half might be a good idea. If your budget is higher, you can get more bang for your buck.
If you can afford a bit more, I know of some Casascius 2013 Brass 1BTC coins going for less than 1.3BTC each..
if you are after premium coins, there are also some ANACS Graded Casascius Silver 0.5BTC Coins floating around ( not on the forum, but can be arranged ). They demand a much higher premium than the brass, and are therefore more expensive.
Is this something you would be interested in? Let me know if you want a picture of an example of one of the Silver 0.5's from Casascius.

Edit: I see that you currently have 0.811 to spend. Hmmm.
Does the coin have to be a Casascius? 0.811 is not going to be enough to pick up a slabbed brass half. You will need a bit more BTC.

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August 07, 2016, 06:00:26 PM
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That specific coin went for less than it should have done, I would say. It was rather the exception, than the norm.

You say that you want a Casascius 0.5BTC Coin. Is this because of budget, or are you specifically after a Brass Half? If your budget is low, then going for a brass half might be a good idea.

Yeah I want the brass half because it fits my budget..

If your budget is higher, you can get more bang for your buck.
If you can afford a bit more, I know of some Casascius 2013 Brass 1BTC coins going for less than 1.3BTC each..

So the premium over the BTC spot price for a 1 vs a .5 is basically the same, spot + .25-.3 wih the 1btc coins being maybe a bit less premium and easier to come by..
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Edit: I see that you currently have 0.811 to spend. Hmmm.
Does the coin have to be a Casascius? 0.811 is not going to be enough to pick up a slabbed brass half. You will need a bit more BTC.

I could maybe squeeze out/liquidate another .1 - .15 BTC but it would be paypal from there on and that's prolly not going to happen..

Has to be Casascius, doesn't have to be slabbed..
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Yeah I want the brass half because it fits my budget..

Okay, good to know, thanks Smiley

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So the premium over the BTC spot price for a 1 vs a .5 is basically the same, spot + .25-.3 wih the 1btc coins being maybe a bit less premium and easier to come by..

Everyones opinion varies here, and the premiums are very different for all the coins Casascius made, and they adjust again depending on how they graded ( if they are graded ).
For example, a Series 3 Silver 0.5 has a premium of multiple times its' face value.
A 10BTC All Silver or Silver with Gilding is worth anything upwards of 17BTC for a coin in mint condition.
A 2013 1 BTC Brass will have a very low premium over face value, so ~1.3BTC and maybe a bit more depending on the condition.
Graded coins will be a little more.
I would say the price of ~0.89 for a good condition Brass Half is a more reasonable assumption of its' worth, than the price I paid for mine.


Edit: I see that you currently have 0.811 to spend. Hmmm.
Does the coin have to be a Casascius? 0.811 is not going to be enough to pick up a slabbed brass half. You will need a bit more BTC.

I could maybe squeeze out/liquidate another .1 - .15 BTC but it would be paypal from there on and that's prolly not going to happen..

Has to be Casascius, doesn't have to be slabbed..

If I was in your shoes, and somehow could get an extra 0.5 together, my choice would be to go for a 2013 Brass 1BTC coin.
These are relatively easy to get, unlike the half. Both coins make a great entry into the world of physical crypto.
Premium wise - these 2 coins are about as best value as you are going to get for a Casascius.

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August 07, 2016, 07:24:04 PM
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Hi there,

I have some 1 and 0.5 BTC Casascius 2013 coins I can sell you, they aren't graded though, but they are in great condition. The day they turned up I put them straight in to protective cases and have literally never taken them out. Let me know if you're interested!

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Hi there,

I have some 1 and 0.5 BTC Casascius 2013 coins I can sell you, they aren't graded though, but they are in great condition. The day they turned up I put them straight in to protective cases and have literally never taken them out. Let me know if you're interested!

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I am interested in a .5

Can you post pics and the firstbits? (with a paper with your username and date please)
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August 07, 2016, 07:29:28 PM
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Hi there,

I have some 1 and 0.5 BTC Casascius 2013 coins I can sell you, they aren't graded though, but they are in great condition. The day they turned up I put them straight in to protective cases and have literally never taken them out. Let me know if you're interested!

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Could you possibly take a photo or two of the coins you have available, along with your BitcoinTalk username and the current date?
Not saying you aren't being truthful, but this forum sees it's fair share of scammers!

Edit: Beat me to it Wink

eddie13, remember to use escrow if you guys come to an agreement Smiley

spectre1989: it might be worth your while uploading some pics. I would be interested in a 0.5 as well. For the right price.

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And as always, don't forget to escrow. Use Ognasty, Blazed or Mitchell.














 

 

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