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May 20, 2012, 08:42:27 PM
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I just thought of a new product I'd like to offer, and you can order it right now on my website for 0.13 BTC.  I will automatically treat any order of 5 or more "broken" coins as an order for roll-your-owns.

The "roll your own" Physical Bitcoin is simply a real Casascius coin without the hologram and without any funds.  Instead you get a fresh private key circle (so you can fund it) and a gold foil sticker to cover the key.

The big advantage?  CHEAP.  Especially in quantity, if you don't care about there being a Casascius hologram.  Perfect if you are trying to give BTC for birthdays or as freebies to others at the lowest cost, to someone who won't care about the lack of a hologram.

Simply order 5 or more of my "broken 1BTC sample" on my website.  Rather than receiving coins with a torn hologram, you will receive brand new fresh coins that have never been stickered.  You'll receive a sheet of gold stickers, and a pack of pre-cut private key circles to fit.  (I will typically provide a few extra stickers and keys than you paid for so you can feel free to test/ruin a few).

The circles are laser-cut and have the private minikey on one side and the firstbits on the other, and each one is unique.  To fund it, you look up the full bitcoin address via the firstbits from https://www.casascius.com/fulllist.txt.  Same policy as on my other keys - I do not keep the private key, for each key you get, it is the only copy that exists - you're also welcome to create your own keys if you feel inclined.

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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May 23, 2012, 06:25:59 PM
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Ordered 10 "rol your own" Physical Bitcoins.

Hopefully the people i`ll give this PB are going to love Bitcoin as much as I  Grin



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May 23, 2012, 08:03:07 PM
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Are you still offering this? If so, you should put this in the discription of the broken coins.

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May 23, 2012, 08:57:30 PM
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I will automatically treat any order of 5 or more "broken" coins as an order for roll-your-owns.


So i suppose i get "rol your own" coins.



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May 23, 2012, 09:20:04 PM
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Ordered 21 Roll-your-own. OMG I love rolling!

err... that didn't sound well =/

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June 05, 2012, 02:59:44 PM
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Today I recieved the 10 "Rol your own" coins.

I already gave away 3 coins each valued with 1 BTC.

Promoting bitcoin this way to your friends, family and college`s is great  Grin


Going to buy more  Cheesy



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June 14, 2012, 02:49:29 PM
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Sounds good. I may order some.

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Erm your website is down  Roll Eyes

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June 14, 2012, 09:47:52 PM
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Yep it is amateurly hosted. Couple hours I will have it up.

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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July 15, 2012, 08:30:40 PM
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I like the role your own idea. Do you have any coins without the number of BTC printed on it?

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July 17, 2012, 06:08:48 AM
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I like the role your own idea. Do you have any coins without the number of BTC printed on it?

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July 17, 2012, 12:53:46 PM
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Sorry, only denominated coins.  But I do have a non denominated gold plated bar.

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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July 17, 2012, 01:32:34 PM
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Sorry, only denominated coins.  But I do have a non denominated gold plated bar.

Any possibility of some coins with engraved keys? Your coins are not fire proof Sad

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July 17, 2012, 01:51:40 PM
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Your coins are not fire proof

Neither are dollar bills.

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July 26, 2012, 03:56:20 AM
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Your coins are not fire proof

Neither are dollar bills.
Most coinage would melt under a normal house fire anyway.

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May 16, 2013, 03:35:51 AM
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I just thought of a new product I'd like to offer, and you can order it right now on my website for 0.13 BTC.  I will automatically treat any order of 5 or more "broken" coins as an order for roll-your-owns.

The "roll your own" Physical Bitcoin is simply a real Casascius coin without the hologram and without any funds.  Instead you get a fresh private key circle (so you can fund it) and a gold foil sticker to cover the key.

The big advantage?  CHEAP.  Especially in quantity, if you don't care about there being a Casascius hologram.  Perfect if you are trying to give BTC for birthdays or as freebies to others at the lowest cost, to someone who won't care about the lack of a hologram.

Simply order 5 or more of my "broken 1BTC sample" on my website.  Rather than receiving coins with a torn hologram, you will receive brand new fresh coins that have never been stickered.  You'll receive a sheet of gold stickers, and a pack of pre-cut private key circles to fit.  (I will typically provide a few extra stickers and keys than you paid for so you can feel free to test/ruin a few).

The circles are laser-cut and have the private minikey on one side and the firstbits on the other, and each one is unique.  To fund it, you look up the full bitcoin address via the firstbits from https://www.casascius.com/fulllist.txt.  Same policy as on my other keys - I do not keep the private key, for each key you get, it is the only copy that exists - you're also welcome to create your own keys if you feel inclined.


Hi Mike,

are you still doing this?

I was thinking these would be cool keyrings/cut coin coinarts (if you have ever seen cut coin art)

I might want to order some off you like that.

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Hi Mike,

are you still doing this?

I was thinking these would be cool keyrings/cut coin coinarts (if you have ever seen cut coin art)

I might want to order some off you like that.

I have some low cost aluminum coins that I"ll be showing at the conference, you simply add your own sticker to the back.

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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Hi Mike,

are you still doing this?

I was thinking these would be cool keyrings/cut coin coinarts (if you have ever seen cut coin art)

I might want to order some off you like that.

I have some low cost aluminum coins that I"ll be showing at the conference, you simply add your own sticker to the back.

Aluminium doesn't take as well to coin cutting as brass. Its not so nice to enamel either.......If you start selling blanks again let me know. Or I saw you said that you might sell the right to the dies, which would be cool. Im much more into the numismatics of it than the actual BTC.

Are you ever thinking of making a proof set? 0.1,0.2,0.5,1 and 2 would make a really nice set in proof.

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May 18, 2013, 05:45:33 PM
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I`m a little late to the party, but I would really like to get some Casascius coins. 

The roll-your-own idea is brilliant.  Is this going to happen again?  I don`t see it on the website, and I also realize that Casascius must already be insanely busy handling large orders to wholesaler clients.  Is there still any way for individuals to still get hold of the roll-your-own coins?

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May 19, 2013, 05:03:07 AM
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I`m a little late to the party, but I would really like to get some Casascius coins.  

The roll-your-own idea is brilliant.  Is this going to happen again?  I don`t see it on the website, and I also realize that Casascius must already be insanely busy handling large orders to wholesaler clients.  Is there still any way for individuals to still get hold of the roll-your-own coins?

today I was PM'ed by a guy who says he has the dies for the coins and is thinking of making them. So someone might start doing it soon........

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