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April 05, 2013, 06:19:11 PM
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In light of this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/190818189201

I am potentially willing to sell three of these.

I'd like to gauge people's interest, so feel free to make offers  Smiley

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April 05, 2013, 06:30:11 PM
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I'd give you 3 BTC for each of them (qty 1-3), no questions asked.

Questions asked, maybe more.

- What kind of condition are these in?
- Did you ever touch them with your bare hands?
- Where/how have they been stored?
- Are you the original owner?
- Do they have any visible tarnish on the backside?
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April 05, 2013, 06:36:43 PM
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Holy cow, 3BTC each?!? Sell! Sell!
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April 05, 2013, 06:37:11 PM
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yowza, I have a boatload of these things I bought on a whim when they first came out.  3 BTC each?  Hmmmm....

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April 05, 2013, 06:39:02 PM
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yowza, I have a boatload of these things I bought on a whim when they first came out.  3 BTC each?  Hmmmm....
Hit me up!
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April 05, 2013, 06:41:35 PM
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I'd give you 3 BTC for each of them (qty 1-3), no questions asked.

Questions asked, maybe more.

- What kind of condition are these in?
- Did you ever touch them with your bare hands?
- Where/how have they been stored?
- Are you the original owner?
- Do they have any visible tarnish on the backside?

- I would say they are in very good condition.
- I have touched them on occasion.
- They have been stored in the original package they came in, in a drawer in my room.
- I am the original owner of two - the other I won in a competition on this forum.
- I cannot see any visible tarnish.

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April 05, 2013, 06:46:06 PM
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I'd give you 3 BTC for each of them (qty 1-3), no questions asked.

Questions asked, maybe more.

- What kind of condition are these in?
- Did you ever touch them with your bare hands?
- Where/how have they been stored?
- Are you the original owner?
- Do they have any visible tarnish on the backside?

- I would say they are in very good condition.
- I have touched them on occasion.
- They have been stored in the original package they came in, in a drawer in my room.
- I am the original owner of two - the other I won in a competition on this forum.
- I cannot see any visible tarnish.
Thanks!

My offer stands at 3 BTC ea for now.  I know that is well below the eBay price, but it's what I'm willing to spend right now.  Wink
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April 05, 2013, 06:47:16 PM
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I'd give you 3 BTC for each of them (qty 1-3), no questions asked.

Questions asked, maybe more.

- What kind of condition are these in?
- Did you ever touch them with your bare hands?
- Where/how have they been stored?
- Are you the original owner?
- Do they have any visible tarnish on the backside?

- I would say they are in very good condition.
- I have touched them on occasion.
- They have been stored in the original package they came in, in a drawer in my room.
- I am the original owner of two - the other I won in a competition on this forum.
- I cannot see any visible tarnish.
Thanks!

My offer stands at 3 BTC ea for now.  I know that is well below the eBay price, but it's what I'm willing to spend right now.  Wink
Thanks for your offer  Smiley
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April 05, 2013, 08:01:48 PM
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yowza, I have a boatload of these things I bought on a whim when they first came out.  3 BTC each?  Hmmmm....

There really are not that many of the original 2011 ones .  Many have been redeemed.  
I think 5 BTC is reasonable for average condition, 6+ for great.   I also have some for sale.  I am considering ebay for one of them though prefer to sell here for btc.

Still bidding over $1400
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Casascius-Bitcoin-Minted-in-Sept-2011-Version-1-With-Error-/181115649401?pt=US_World_Coins&hash=item2a2b557d79

Sold at $850:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Original-Casascius-Physical-Bitcoin-Series-1-Minted-in-December-2011-/181115773817?pt=US_World_Coins&hash=item2a2b576379

Sold at $1075
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Version-1-Casascius-Bitcoin-Minted-in-Dec-2011-/190818189201?pt=US_World_Coins&hash=item2c6da67f91


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April 05, 2013, 08:12:29 PM
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yowza, I have a boatload of these things I bought on a whim when they first came out.  3 BTC each?  Hmmmm....

There really are not that many of the original 2011 ones .  Many have been redeemed.  
I think 5 BTC is reasonable for average condition, 6+ for great.   I also have some for sale.  I am considering ebay for one of them though prefer to sell here for btc.

Still bidding over $1400
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Casascius-Bitcoin-Minted-in-Sept-2011-Version-1-With-Error-/181115649401?pt=US_World_Coins&hash=item2a2b557d79

Sold at $850:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Original-Casascius-Physical-Bitcoin-Series-1-Minted-in-December-2011-/181115773817?pt=US_World_Coins&hash=item2a2b576379

Sold at $1075
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Version-1-Casascius-Bitcoin-Minted-in-Dec-2011-/190818189201?pt=US_World_Coins&hash=item2c6da67f91
What is still unknown about the eBay auctions is who Paypal will side on when the buyer submits an "empty box" or "item not as described" dispute.  It could be that scammers are raising the price, knowing that they will probably get away with a paypal chargeback if they return the item (even with a redeemed holo).

It's hard to know whether $1,400 is a legitimate price for these!
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April 05, 2013, 08:39:40 PM
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yowza, I have a boatload of these things I bought on a whim when they first came out.  3 BTC each?  Hmmmm....

There really are not that many of the original 2011 ones .  Many have been redeemed.  
I think 5 BTC is reasonable for average condition, 6+ for great.   I also have some for sale.  I am considering ebay for one of them though prefer to sell here for btc.

Still bidding over $1400
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Casascius-Bitcoin-Minted-in-Sept-2011-Version-1-With-Error-/181115649401?pt=US_World_Coins&hash=item2a2b557d79

Sold at $850:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Original-Casascius-Physical-Bitcoin-Series-1-Minted-in-December-2011-/181115773817?pt=US_World_Coins&hash=item2a2b576379

Sold at $1075
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Version-1-Casascius-Bitcoin-Minted-in-Dec-2011-/190818189201?pt=US_World_Coins&hash=item2c6da67f91
What is still unknown about the eBay auctions is who Paypal will side on when the buyer submits an "empty box" or "item not as described" dispute.  It could be that scammers are raising the price, knowing that they will probably get away with a paypal chargeback if they return the item (even with a redeemed holo).

It's hard to know whether $1,400 is a legitimate price for these!

That could happen but it is not going to be anywhere near the majority of sales.  The chance is lower for a physical coin then a virtual one as most of the virtual ones are hacked accounts.  If someone does this, you (usually) know exactly who did it.  Certainly not selling to new eBay users (setting terms), only ones in the country you live in, using signature confirmation and canceling suspicious buyers will reduce this chance. 


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April 05, 2013, 08:40:46 PM
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yowza, I have a boatload of these things I bought on a whim when they first came out.  3 BTC each?  Hmmmm....

There really are not that many of the original 2011 ones .  Many have been redeemed.  
I think 5 BTC is reasonable for average condition, 6+ for great.   I also have some for sale.  I am considering ebay for one of them though prefer to sell here for btc.

Still bidding over $1400
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Casascius-Bitcoin-Minted-in-Sept-2011-Version-1-With-Error-/181115649401?pt=US_World_Coins&hash=item2a2b557d79

Sold at $850:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Original-Casascius-Physical-Bitcoin-Series-1-Minted-in-December-2011-/181115773817?pt=US_World_Coins&hash=item2a2b576379

Sold at $1075
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Version-1-Casascius-Bitcoin-Minted-in-Dec-2011-/190818189201?pt=US_World_Coins&hash=item2c6da67f91
What is still unknown about the eBay auctions is who Paypal will side on when the buyer submits an "empty box" or "item not as described" dispute.  It could be that scammers are raising the price, knowing that they will probably get away with a paypal chargeback if they return the item (even with a redeemed holo).

It's hard to know whether $1,400 is a legitimate price for these!

That could happen but it is not going to be anywhere near the majority of sales.  The chance is lower for a physical coin then a virtual one as most of the virtual ones are hacked accounts.  If someone does this, you (usually) know exactly who did it.  Certainly not selling to new eBay users (setting terms), only ones in the country you live in, using signature confirmation and canceling suspicious buyers will reduce this chance. 
Yep, good points!  I think only shipping to paypal-verified addresses helps as well.
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April 05, 2013, 08:41:26 PM
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I've decided to up my offer to 4 BTC per coin.  Let me know if you're interested Scott J.
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If it helps - I paid 3 BTC for mine, but that was a few weeks ago

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April 05, 2013, 10:24:38 PM
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I am blown away to see my earliest coins going for that much.  It's crazy.  Had I ever known...

With very few exceptions I gave away most of my early coins to people at work, I was giving them out like candy, what iwth BTC being $2 and all.  So, those lucky ducks, if they still have them, have a prize.

I suppose if people are taking collecting my coins seriously, I might as well point out that the series 1 coins were made and distributed in prefix order, with 11xxxxxx being the first, 12xxxxxxx being next, etc.  The lower the number, the earlier the coin.

There are two specific coins I can think of that might garner peculiar interest for rarity, if any of my coins could be described that way.

I only kept one coin from the earliest batches.  I kept one whose prefix was "13kpu33y".  I funded it in 2011, but decided not to give away becuase when I looked at it, and the way the font looks, it appeared to me like the coin said "13k pussy".  Since these were coins I was giving away to promote bitcoin, I subconsciously set it aside because I wanted to foster discussion of bitcoin, not middle school locker room jokes.  Had I not funded, I probably would have just ripped it open and thrown it in my "rejects" pile.  So, that said, that's the only genuine original untouched funded-in-2011 coin I managed to keep.  Even though it would be sweet to see four figures for it, I doubt I'll sell it.

There were two prototype coins I made out of the pre-production coin samples before I got the Casascius holograms.  The prototype coins had a generic hologram, had a greenish solidified lacquer layer covering that hologram (since I was experimenting with spray coatings I ultimately decided not to do).  Inside the lacquer layer I embedded a second outer paper circle with 8 character prefix, split on two lines of four.  Of those four prototype coins, I funded only one of them so I could give it away.  I don't know who I gave it to, but I know who of several people who possibly might have it.  I suppose that's the only one that can be proven to have existed at the time having timely funding on the block chain.  The coin is fully functional.  I have the other one, but I don't think I ever funded it.  Matters little, cause I'm not about to sell it either.

I have had people contact me to find out when their coin was minted, as though to evaluate its value.  Just look it up on the block chain.  I always fund the address after creating the coin (it would be stupid to do otherwise in case the coin ends up being a reject for whatever reason) so it is easy to establish a coin was minted prior to the date the block chain shows it was funded.

Companies claiming they got hacked and lost your coins sounds like fraud so perfect it could be called fashionable.  I never believe them.  If I ever experience the misfortune of a real intrusion, I declare I have been honest about the way I have managed the keys in Casascius Coins.  I maintain no ability to recover or reproduce the keys, not even under limitless duress or total intrusion.  Remember that trusting strangers with your coins without any recourse is, as a matter of principle, not a best practice.  Don't keep coins online. Use paper or hardware wallets instead.
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April 05, 2013, 10:28:13 PM
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Can you say Beanie Babies?  Tongue

EDIT: No insult intended to the creator... they are cool coins. Wish I could afford to get one for my teenage son as a B-Day gift.
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April 05, 2013, 10:46:18 PM
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I am blown away to see my earliest coins going for that much.  It's crazy.  Had I ever known...

Mike - I bought a 1BTC casascius series 2 coin from someone at a stall at Defcon XX (2012) - was that from you, or from a reseller?

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I suppose if people are taking collecting my coins seriously, I might as well point out that the series 1 coins were made and distributed in prefix order, with 11xxxxxx being the first, 12xxxxxxx being next, etc.  The lower the number, the earlier the coin.


And interestingly all of the higher priced coins are 13xxxxxxx 14 and 15.  I have not seen (though some numbers are obscured) a 11xxxxxx or a 12xxxxxx yet go on ebay.



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April 06, 2013, 12:46:58 AM
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Can you say Beanie Babies?  Tongue

EDIT: No insult intended to the creator... they are cool coins. Wish I could afford to get one for my teenage son as a B-Day gift.

No offense taken.  Casascius Coins weren't made as a marketing gimmick to prop up their own value, if anything they were a teaching gimmick to teach people about bitcoin.  It's very flattering to have accidentally created something that's even comparable to Beanie Babies in terms of attention and people wanting it.  Now I feel like I better glue my Bitcoin license plate to my car before it disappears.



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April 06, 2013, 12:55:54 AM
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I am blown away to see my earliest coins going for that much.  It's crazy.  Had I ever known...

Mike - I bought a 1BTC casascius series 2 coin from someone at a stall at Defcon XX (2012) - was that from you, or from a reseller?

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I talked one of the vendors into reselling them right on the spot.  I was there.  If you bought from me, I was wearing a custom made T-shirt that says "I SELL PHYSICAL BITCOINS" (made by the shirt press next door to the vendor you saw my coins at).

For being one guy, I sold quite a few coins in the hallways, and made a healthy convenience premium over spot price doing so.  It was like $9 BTC at the time, and I was asking $20 for one coin or $30 for two coins.  NOwadays buyers are willing to pay more than that just to order them online, so I can only imagine how well somebody would do selling them in person at a booth at DefCon this year.

Companies claiming they got hacked and lost your coins sounds like fraud so perfect it could be called fashionable.  I never believe them.  If I ever experience the misfortune of a real intrusion, I declare I have been honest about the way I have managed the keys in Casascius Coins.  I maintain no ability to recover or reproduce the keys, not even under limitless duress or total intrusion.  Remember that trusting strangers with your coins without any recourse is, as a matter of principle, not a best practice.  Don't keep coins online. Use paper or hardware wallets instead.
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I am blown away to see my earliest coins going for that much.  It's crazy.  Had I ever known...

Mike - I bought a 1BTC casascius series 2 coin from someone at a stall at Defcon XX (2012) - was that from you, or from a reseller?

Will

I talked one of the vendors into reselling them right on the spot.  I was there.  If you bought from me, I was wearing a custom made T-shirt that says "I SELL PHYSICAL BITCOINS" (made by the shirt press next door to the vendor you saw my coins at).

For being one guy, I sold quite a few coins in the hallways, and made a healthy convenience premium over spot price doing so.  It was like $9 BTC at the time, and I was asking $20 for one coin or $30 for two coins.  NOwadays buyers are willing to pay more than that just to order them online, so I can only imagine how well somebody would do selling them in person at a booth at DefCon this year.


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April 06, 2013, 01:46:15 AM
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In light of this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/190818189201
I am potentially willing to sell three of these.

That sale has to be insanity, desperation, or a scam. I would like to buy one and I'm willing to pay up to 2 BTC for a coin, but $1075 is crazy.

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April 06, 2013, 01:49:13 AM
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In light of this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/190818189201
I am potentially willing to sell three of these.

That sale has to be insanity, desperation, or a scam. I would like to buy one and I'm willing to pay up to 2 BTC for a coin, but $1075 is crazy.

You won't get series 1 for 2 BTC anymore...
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Any chance of getting a 10 or 50 or 100  btc coin made in real gold??

Yes, just go here:  https://www.casascius.com/

You can get gold coins or bars with however many BTC you want attached to them.

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In light of this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/190818189201
I am potentially willing to sell three of these.

That sale has to be insanity, desperation, or a scam. I would like to buy one and I'm willing to pay up to 2 BTC for a coin, but $1075 is crazy.

You won't get series 1 for 2 BTC anymore...

I guess I just have to go without Sad

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In light of this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/190818189201
I am potentially willing to sell three of these.

That sale has to be insanity, desperation, or a scam. I would like to buy one and I'm willing to pay up to 2 BTC for a coin, but $1075 is crazy.

Now two coins active bidding at $1125 and $1425.


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If you have a generous offer, I have Series 2 and 3 coins.
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April 06, 2013, 11:19:06 AM
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For being one guy, I sold quite a few coins in the hallways, and made a healthy convenience premium over spot price doing so.  It was like $9 BTC at the time, and I was asking $20 for one coin or $30 for two coins.  NOwadays buyers are willing to pay more than that just to order them online, so I can only imagine how well somebody would do selling them in person at a booth at DefCon this year.

yes - I think I paid around $15 cash for mine, and felt like I'd been ripped off Smiley

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If you want to sell one for 3 BTC including uk postage please hit me up

If not glws
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I've decided to up my offer to 4 BTC per coin.  Let me know if you're interested Scott J.
I've sent you a PM


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I was looking for a bit more, but thanks for your offer.
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These are still for sale  Smiley
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I suppose if people are taking collecting my coins seriously, I might as well point out that the series 1 coins were made and distributed in prefix order, with 11xxxxxx being the first, 12xxxxxxx being next, etc.  The lower the number, the earlier the coin.
Can you explain this further possibly? Is the prefix related to the public key?
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I suppose if people are taking collecting my coins seriously, I might as well point out that the series 1 coins were made and distributed in prefix order, with 11xxxxxx being the first, 12xxxxxxx being next, etc.  The lower the number, the earlier the coin.
Can you explain this further possibly? Is the prefix related to the public key?


Yes.  The ones pictured would be the 1Axxxxxx range.
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I suppose if people are taking collecting my coins seriously, I might as well point out that the series 1 coins were made and distributed in prefix order, with 11xxxxxx being the first, 12xxxxxxx being next, etc.  The lower the number, the earlier the coin.
Can you explain this further possibly? Is the prefix related to the public key?


https://www.casascius.com/fulllist.txt



Simply look up the pub key on blockexplorer to see when it was funded/created.

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April 07, 2013, 02:54:47 AM
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I talked one of the vendors into reselling them right on the spot.  I was there.  If you bought from me, I was wearing a custom made T-shirt that says "I SELL PHYSICAL BITCOINS" (made by the shirt press next door to the vendor you saw my coins at).
Mike..  See what you started?  Grin

I didn't see you at DefCon last year, but I was keeping an eye out (I arranged the onsite Bitcoin meetup - we missed 'ya there).  I saw the ones for sale at the Unix Surplus booth, but I told them it wasn't the same as buying it from the man himself.

I still have all of the series ones that I ordered, including the one with an offset address in a 2x2 you shipped.  These things are gems!

Anyways, OP. GLWS!

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April 07, 2013, 03:30:37 AM
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Um ..   this is nuts.

Upon seeing this I contacted someone who has three (2 of the 15....., and 1 of the 14.....), series 1 funded in October 2011, and is willing to sell (auction with a 7 BTC or $1K reserve, whichever is less).

Questions asked, maybe more.

- What kind of condition are these in?
- Did you ever touch them with your bare hands?
- Where/how have they been stored?
- Are you the original owner?
- Do they have any visible tarnish on the backside?

I asked to get digital photos so that these can be reviewed prior to bidding.  

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April 07, 2013, 07:00:54 AM
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Huh, I might stop at ebay now...  Grin

I have a 1exxxxxx 2011 (typo/series 1?) coin, and a 1Cxxxxxx windowed 2011 coin (series 2?).

Been keeping them in that tiny little yellow credit card sized envelope along with the 5 2012 roll-your-own blanks with loose private key disks... Even if only that typo one goes for that much I can hold onto the second one as my collectors wallet coin. Have been holding them both for a peak or stabilization price of bitcoin since I got them. If they stayed closer to only a few bucks I would have even given some away as interest attracting devices, but I moved and they were buried for a while in my boxes, and well, by then the price climbed, plateaued, then climbed some more! Tongue

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April 07, 2013, 11:36:06 AM
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I suppose if people are taking collecting my coins seriously, I might as well point out that the series 1 coins were made and distributed in prefix order, with 11xxxxxx being the first, 12xxxxxxx being next, etc.  The lower the number, the earlier the coin.


And interestingly all of the higher priced coins are 13xxxxxxx 14 and 15.  I have not seen (though some numbers are obscured) a 11xxxxxx or a 12xxxxxx yet go on ebay.




I have a 12xxxxxx

Does that make it valuable?

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April 07, 2013, 11:40:04 AM
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When I got my first coins I did not trust them so I used them for "testing" puposes.  I destroyed these two:  114cSY2W
115yvgWQ

Then I bought some more and this is my lowest one:  12A9ds8D

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April 07, 2013, 02:46:24 PM
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The eBay seller only has 1 feedback as a previous seller, I'd be nervous to bid that much with someone who's feedback is only from buys, or I'd like to do some extra verification about the seller.

Re: OP which country are you in please & are you taking bids in BTC or in USD or both, it's a bit confusing if both as the BTC/USD price is dynamic, I may be interested in 1 of these - could you list those available with prefix & funded date to save us looking it up, many thanks.

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April 07, 2013, 02:52:21 PM
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Just curious:  Which of these two coins would you consider "lower"  12FE66fQ or 12feo95N
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April 07, 2013, 04:19:36 PM
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Just curious:  Which of these two coins would you consider "lower"  12FE66fQ or 12feo95N
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They were both funded at the exact same time. However if you look at this list https://www.casascius.com/fulllist.txt it looks like 12feo95n was made right after 12fe66fq

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April 07, 2013, 04:20:30 PM
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The eBay seller only has 1 feedback as a previous seller, I'd be nervous to bid that much with someone who's feedback is only from buys, or I'd like to do some extra verification about the seller.

Re: OP which country are you in please & are you taking bids in BTC or in USD or both, it's a bit confusing if both as the BTC/USD price is dynamic, I may be interested in 1 of these - could you list those available with prefix & funded date to save us looking it up, many thanks.
1A1JiDE3u8t4TNF1PbVR2o1YKnDppbeCsw - funded 2011-11-23 05:35:20
1AUYE382H7emgigA5nDjkK86uUptN6zBYQ - funded 2011-12-04 07:52:35
1aUXikoo1oWmWxhxGYMDwwBbUBNjYBuFJ - funded 2011-12-04 07:52:35

I'm in the UK, but willing to post internationally. It's fine to bid in either USD, GBP or BTC.. whatever suits.

I have put a different coin on ebay to test the waters there -

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=230959708093
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April 09, 2013, 01:09:53 PM
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I have had a few offers by PM - at the moment I am waiting to see how my ebay listing does. One coin went for $2,125 last night!

Feel free to make offers as I would like to avoid ebay, but at this stage I am looking for something closer to that  Smiley
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April 10, 2013, 05:45:43 AM
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The 1A1JiDE3u8t4TNF1PbVR2o1YKnDppbeCsw coin is provisionally sold (pending payment)  Smiley
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April 10, 2013, 05:52:37 AM
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I am blown away to see my earliest coins going for that much.  It's crazy.  Had I ever known...

With very few exceptions I gave away most of my early coins to people at work, I was giving them out like candy, what iwth BTC being $2 and all.  So, those lucky ducks, if they still have them, have a prize.

I suppose if people are taking collecting my coins seriously, I might as well point out that the series 1 coins were made and distributed in prefix order, with 11xxxxxx being the first, 12xxxxxxx being next, etc.  The lower the number, the earlier the coin.

There are two specific coins I can think of that might garner peculiar interest for rarity, if any of my coins could be described that way.

I only kept one coin from the earliest batches.  I kept one whose prefix was "13kpu33y".  I funded it in 2011, but decided not to give away becuase when I looked at it, and the way the font looks, it appeared to me like the coin said "13k pussy".  Since these were coins I was giving away to promote bitcoin, I subconsciously set it aside because I wanted to foster discussion of bitcoin, not middle school locker room jokes.  Had I not funded, I probably would have just ripped it open and thrown it in my "rejects" pile.  So, that said, that's the only genuine original untouched funded-in-2011 coin I managed to keep.  Even though it would be sweet to see four figures for it, I doubt I'll sell it.

There were two prototype coins I made out of the pre-production coin samples before I got the Casascius holograms.  The prototype coins had a generic hologram, had a greenish solidified lacquer layer covering that hologram (since I was experimenting with spray coatings I ultimately decided not to do).  Inside the lacquer layer I embedded a second outer paper circle with 8 character prefix, split on two lines of four.  Of those four prototype coins, I funded only one of them so I could give it away.  I don't know who I gave it to, but I know who of several people who possibly might have it.  I suppose that's the only one that can be proven to have existed at the time having timely funding on the block chain.  The coin is fully functional.  I have the other one, but I don't think I ever funded it.  Matters little, cause I'm not about to sell it either.

I have had people contact me to find out when their coin was minted, as though to evaluate its value.  Just look it up on the block chain.  I always fund the address after creating the coin (it would be stupid to do otherwise in case the coin ends up being a reject for whatever reason) so it is easy to establish a coin was minted prior to the date the block chain shows it was funded.


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April 10, 2013, 05:57:11 AM
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With very few exceptions I gave away most of my early coins to people at work, I was giving them out like candy, what iwth BTC being $2 and all.  So, those lucky ducks, if they still have them, have a prize.

I also gave away a ton of these as tips at restaurants, bars, etc., or just given away to promote Bitcoin.  I wonder how many of those got tossed because they had no idea what they were, how many got redeemed, and how many exist in a drawer or safe somewhere (:

I suppose if people are taking collecting my coins seriously, I might as well point out that the series 1 coins were made and distributed in prefix order, with 11xxxxxx being the first, 12xxxxxxx being next, etc.  The lower the number, the earlier the coin.

I have a stack of Series 1 coins with the verification codes either partially or completely worn off of the hologram due to them being in my pocket for extended periods of time.  I used to carry 2-3 of them around with me for the tipping or gifting purposes mentioned above.

I remember disucssing with you at some point about making 0.5 BTC, 0.25 BTC, etc. coins but you deemed them unprofitable to do so at the time.  How about now? (:
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April 10, 2013, 07:01:45 AM
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I suppose if people are taking collecting my coins seriously, I might as well point out that the series 1 coins were made and distributed in prefix order, with 11xxxxxx being the first, 12xxxxxxx being next, etc.  The lower the number, the earlier the coin.

I just took an inventory and nearly all of my Series 1 coins are in the 12 and 1D ranges, however I have a few in the 13, 15, 16, and 1C ranges also.  The earliest coin I seem to have is 12y3pR2y, which I have decided to put up for raffle here:

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=152551.msg1790758#msg1790758

Raffle tickets are a mere 0.025 BTC (25 TKN) each to keep them affordable for most Bitcoin users, and yes, you can buy more than 1 ticket (:



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April 10, 2013, 09:55:30 AM
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Action the "13k pussy" coin one day, and use the funds towards some kind of Bitcoin PR / community venture Smiley

And I agree with Micon, you are the fucking man (casascius)! I think it's awesome you still post here. You realise if Bitcoin keeps going the way it is going you will be some kind of Bitcoin demi-god.

BTW I just became one of these crazy people who purchased a series 1 coin from the OP. I won't disclose how much but you have the general idea anyway. Time will tell if it was smart or not.

I'm pretty excited because I've never seen a casascius coin before and I like the collectors aspect of owning one of the misprints.



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