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Encyclopedia of Physical Bitcoins Reference Thread

Last Updated: January 17, 2018

This post is intended to contain information about all versions of the Encyclopedia of Physical Bitcoins.

Authors: Elias Ahonen, Foreword by Matthew J. Rippon PHD, Edited by Howard Kesselman
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   1st Edition Paperback


      



   1st Edition Paperback - Special Edition First Print

  • Numbered 1-100*
  • Signed by Elias Ahonen, Author
  • Original cost 70 GBP (April 2016)

      * 25 of these are Collectors Signature Editions

        
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   1st Edition Paperback - Collectors Signature Edition

  • Numbered 1-25
  • Additionally Numbered 1-100 as First Print Edition
  • Signed by Mike Caldwell, creator of Casascius Physical Bitcoin*
  • Signed by Elias Ahonen, Author
  • Signed by Matthew Rippon, Co-Author
  • Signed by Howard Kesselman, Editor
  • Includes a hologram with a private key inside, allowing the books to function as paper wallets.
  • Offered only to those who pre-ordered the book in advance.
  • Original cost 140 GBP (April 2016)

      * Only version of Encyclopedia sold containing signature of Mike Caldwell

          
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   Revised Edition Hardcover

     
      Note: The first ~50 of the revised hardcover edition did contain an error. A glitch in the publishing software caused two of Elias' personal vacation photo's to be used in place of the Cryptolator Unchained Silver 1 BTC. The images can be seen on page 38 and 150.  A second revised edition of the book was released which contained an extra page which described some of these errors. Source: https://wiki.coin.community/wiki/Encyclopedia_of_Physical_Bitcoins_and_Crypto-Currencies

        



   Revised Edition Hardcover - Autograph Edition

  • Numbered 1-20
  • Signed by 31 coin makers and the author
  • Contains 24 coin maker holograms
  • Includes unique doodle by BitcoinPenny; Defcoin Poker Chip
  • COA with hologram and signed by Howard Kesselman
  • Original cost starting at $1,000 (June 2016)

        
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   Revised Edition Hardcover - Makers Edition

  • Reserved for coin makers who participated in the Autograph Edition
  • 35 copies were reserved, however only 19 were claimed
  • Out of 19 claimed, 16 were Premium Color Editions
  • Out of 16 Premium Color Editions, 9 were assembled
  • Out of 3 Regular Editions, 2 were assembled

      
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   Autograph Sets for the Encyclopedia of Physical Bitcoins

  • Released: December 2016
  • 50 sets produced in total (for Autograph Edition and Makers Edition Hardcover).  Of these, 14 loose sets were made available (10 sets sold direct, 4 sets reserved for auctions)
  • Signed by 31 coin makers and the author
  • Contains 24 coin maker holograms
  • Includes unique doodle by BitcoinPenny; Defcoin Poker Chip
  • COA with hologram and signed by Howard Kesselman
  • Pricing at 0.30 BTC per loose set
  • Black leather album offered for $15 extra
  • Sales Thread: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1717024.0


        
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This is an awesome reference! Thanks Hybridsole.

   It will definitely answer any questions of how many were issued and under what format too.

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Thanks for this! This thread deserves to be stickied IMO for ready reference. How about it?

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Awesome reference hybridsole, I will be bookmarking it and watching for updates.  Smiley

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Thank you hybridsole.  Nice job.

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      * Only version of Encyclopedia containing signature of Mike Caldwell


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Hey smoothie,

Welcome back  Smiley

Are you suggesting that I remove the note about only the Paperback Collectors Signature Edition having Mike's signature?  Or is that a special version that you have there.  My understanding is that the hardcover autograph editions did not have Mike's signature (which was done as a way to reward early supporters of the paperback). 
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Hey smoothie,

Welcome back  Smiley

Are you suggesting that I remove the note about only the Paperback Collectors Signature Edition having Mike's signature?  Or is that a special version that you have there.  My understanding is that the hardcover autograph editions did not have Mike's signature (which was done as a way to reward early supporters of the paperback).  

The hardcovers nor the loose label sets had Mike’s signature that I provided.  You’re correct.  I didn’t want to cannabalize the softcover Signature Edition.  I wanted to keep that one special by having Mike’s signature only there.

I’m guessing smoothie asked Mike to sign his book.

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Thanks bithalo. Went ahead and updated it to say "Only version of Encyclopedia sold containing signature of Mike Caldwell". 

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Great work putting this together.

The only thing that I noticed that's missing is the Error Revised Edition Hardcover. There were ~50 of the first hardcover books printed with the wrong images. Not sure if these deserve their own "edition" or just as a note under the hardcover one, but the collection wouldn't be complete without them.


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Hox - I added a note under the hardcover section pointing this out. Do you know how many images were incorrect, or if there are other identifying marks that separates these from the non-error versions?
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Hox - I added a note under the hardcover section pointing this out. Do you know how many images were incorrect, or if there are other identifying marks that separates these from the non-error versions?

As far as I know those two images are the only wrong ones, however they are used on two pages, 150 and 38.

There are some more images and info here: https://wiki.coin.community/wiki/Encyclopedia_of_Physical_Bitcoins_and_Crypto-Currencies

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What's the going rate for the Collectors Signature Edition?

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Great work Hybrid :-)
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Hox - I added a note under the hardcover section pointing this out. Do you know how many images were incorrect, or if there are other identifying marks that separates these from the non-error versions?

As far as I know those two images are the only wrong ones, however they are used on two pages, 150 and 38.

There are some more images and info here: https://wiki.coin.community/wiki/Encyclopedia_of_Physical_Bitcoins_and_Crypto-Currencies

I have a copy of the "Error Revised Edition Hardcover" and I can confirm that the above are correct. I am not sure what else is different compared to the non-error editions, since I only have the error version.

However, If you would like me to check anything else, just ask.
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