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Hi everyone,

I'm not sure if this is the correct place to post this, if it is not; please, go ahead and move accordingly.

I've been working on a new Casascius tracker tool for the past month or so on my spare time. While it is nowhere near completion, I do feel its at a decent usable and functional place to share with this community and get some feedback. The goal of the tool was to be able to do extensive analysis on Casascius coins, ie. destruction trends, frequency, overall rarity, etc.

https://casascius.ludvigart.com/



Please note, that I will be adding more graphs and features in the coming weeks, so do not be alarmed if you see major changes.

Features:
1. Filtering on a number of metrics
2. Sorting
3. Searching
4. Exporting to CSV files
5. Graphs and other analytical metrics

When I am done refining the tool, I may look into extending the tool to other coins. If there are any suggestions or requests, please include them here. Also, my knowledge of Casascius coins is slightly limited, so I am asking the entire community here for help refine the list further e.g. the infamous double error coins. If you have any information or notice an error in my list, please let me know.

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August 12, 2018, 10:41:31 AM
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Like the idea and the site bro! Good job

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August 12, 2018, 11:46:15 AM
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Very cool tool to have. Well done!
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August 12, 2018, 03:48:46 PM
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This is a dumb question no doubt but what does 'unused' mean when it comes to these addresses and how they relate to the coins?

Are these addresses published by Mike Caldwell at some point?
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August 12, 2018, 05:07:46 PM
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Here's an interesting one  Shocked

https://casascius.ludvigart.com/details/?url=%2F%3Fsort%3D6%26flt0_54%3D10%26desc%3D1&id=5b60e43aa86feb072dcc25c6
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1 million $ on a good day Grin

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This is a dumb question no doubt but what does 'unused' mean when it comes to these addresses and how they relate to the coins?

Are these addresses published by Mike Caldwell at some point?

Yes, Mike published a list: https://www.casascius.com/fulllist.txt
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Yes, Mike published a list: https://www.casascius.com/fulllist.txt

Do you got any idea what the thinking was behind publishing them since those addresses have never been used? Were they on scrapped or unsold coins? Or load your owns?
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Yes, Mike published a list: https://www.casascius.com/fulllist.txt

Do you got any idea what the thinking was behind publishing them since those addresses have never been used? Were they on scrapped or unsold coins? Or load your owns?

I think there were a few coins that were sold unfunded. Casascius did sell a few Gold 2FA 1000 BTC coins that weren’t loaded (Coblee has a bunch).
I could be mistaken but some could also be from coins that were never fully assembled. You can see the control
process Mike Caldwell used here: https://www.casascius.com/controls.aspx
Perhaps some coins were left unfinished but since the addresses were already generated they were published accidentally.
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Yes, Mike published a list: https://www.casascius.com/fulllist.txt

Do you got any idea what the thinking was behind publishing them since those addresses have never been used? Were they on scrapped or unsold coins? Or load your owns?

I think there were a few coins that were sold unfunded. Casascius did sell a few Gold 2FA 1000 BTC coins that weren’t loaded (Coblee has a bunch).
I could be mistaken but some could also be from coins that were never fully assembled. You can see the control
process Mike Caldwell used here: https://www.casascius.com/controls.aspx
Perhaps some coins were left unfinished but since the addresses were already generated they were published accidentally.
Mike was forced to shut down operations in 2013, a lot of those addresses never reached production. See:

https://www.coindesk.com/us-regulators-bitcoin-mint-casascius-shut/
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ULTRA-RARE EXTRA-SPECIAL ERRORS AHOY!  Tongue

Gilt "golden heart" error (1 of 1):
https://casascius.uberbills.com/?address=1Ag676vcWNqfu8uobWfKQBFK9ssgCwwg5P
Ref https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=680240.0

2011 "double error" (2 of 5):
https://casascius.uberbills.com/?address=19GVvGMxHtuKmCZ2hiGUEqCrzDMxggKc6W
https://casascius.uberbills.com/?address=1FBD1ef3mrpXsaLvDjBTUWYmfu1WPe9gcS
Ref https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1263482.0
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Thanks Dazed!

I'll get these Addresses added later tonight. I'll also begin working on tagging the HardBTC coins.

Edit: After speak with Dazed, I just realized that all of the silver coins produced in 2013 (1Ag) are Series 3. I will also have this correctly tagged.

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tremendous effort fella, I know how hard you have been working on this.

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Very nicely done, I especially like the Destruction and Status statistics. Thanks for your efforts, great favor for those collecting these rare coins (and getting scarcer every day!).

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The goal of the tool was to be able to do extensive analysis on Casascius coins, ie. destruction trends, frequency, overall rarity, etc.

Great work!! Can you explain what you mean by "destruction"? Do you mean redeemed?
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When I am done refining the tool, I may look into extending the tool to other coins. If there are any suggestions or requests, please include them here.

Feel free to take advantage of provided information for NastyFans Minted Seats.  You can contact me with any questions or refer to the existing analyzer as a reference.


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August 14, 2018, 12:17:51 AM
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Thanks everyone, glad you like the resource!

The goal of the tool was to be able to do extensive analysis on Casascius coins, ie. destruction trends, frequency, overall rarity, etc.

Great work!! Can you explain what you mean by "destruction"? Do you mean redeemed?

Thanks Cheesy Yeah, destroyed refers to redeemed. At least, thats how I view them. If this is not intuitive or may be misleading, we can definitely relabel these.

When I am done refining the tool, I may look into extending the tool to other coins. If there are any suggestions or requests, please include them here.

Feel free to take advantage of provided information for NastyFans Minted Seats.  You can contact me with any questions or refer to the existing analyzer as a reference.
Thanks for this, will do when I am ready to proceed with non-Casascius coins Smiley The good thing is that the code is modular and extensible so it'll be pretty easy to add other coins with little to no effort Smiley I just need to get the main one down first.
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Updates:

- Correctly tagged Version 3 coins. Please note that some 1BTC Version 3 coins do not start with ^1Ag so it'd be very difficult/impossible to tag them correctly.

- Improved the destruction graph by showing overall growth trend over time.
https://casascius.ludvigart.com/destruction/

- Added another graph: Creation graph (this will show
https://casascius.ludvigart.com/creation/

Tonight, I plan to break down the Version 2 1 BTC coins by year (2011, 2012, 2013). It should be pretty easy to do.
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August 16, 2018, 02:56:29 AM
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Great stuff, thanks for sharing.  This fella should get all the merit for the work done here. So much effort returned to the community at no expectation  of reward. 

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August 16, 2018, 10:09:29 AM
 #20

Rusbit...great work..only one suggestion...

Can you please change from destroyed to redeemed? Its kills me to hear Casascius and Destroyed in the same sentence. Redeemed is hard to but I can live with that.

Other than that I applaud this work you have done for us. Wink

BTW the graphic makes it so much easier to comprehend it all too.  Smiley

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