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Specimen-68 Funded 10 Bitcoin in Stack’s Bowers August Sale

A Specimen-68 (PCGS) 10 Bitcoin could sell for over $300,000 USD when it goes to auction this summer in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries August 2023 Global Showcase Auction. Released in 2012 as part of the prized Casascius series of physical bitcoins, fewer than 490 of this gilt-silver type were struck and over 30% of those have since been redeemed. It is one of only five graded by PCGS and will be the very first to be featured in a major live auction. This landmark rarity is sure to draw the attention of trophy hunters and advanced collectors across every category of numismatics when it is presented in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries August 2023 sale.

PCGS 2012 10 BTC - Cassacius. Image: Stack's Bowers.
PCGS 2012 10 BTC – Cassacius. Image: Stack’s Bowers.

This 10 Bitcoin was funded on October 23, 2012, when Bitcoin was valued at $10, giving it a face value of just $100 at the time. With Bitcoin now trading around $25,000, physical bitcoins continue to be redeemed at a steady pace, increasing the rarity of funded examples such as this. Much like early United States gold coins that escaped melting in the 1830s, intact Physical Bitcoins from this period are historic survivors from the foundational era of a new alternative monetary system.

This 10 Bitcoin offering comes on the heels of the firm’s successful June 2023 sale of physical cryptocurrency, which realized over $620,000 in total prices and achieved average premiums of nearly 200%. A similar gilt-silver example from the 1 Bitcoin denomination sold for $78,000 in June, equivalent to 300% of the face value. The 10 Bitcoin appearing in August is several times rarer than that piece and will surely generate considerable excitement among bidders.

To register your interest in the sale of this incredible Specimen-68 (PCGS) 10 Bitcoin or to pre-order a copy of the printed catalog, please contact Stack’s Bowers Galleries at (800) 458-4646 or email [email protected].

Stack's Bowers
Stack's Bowers
Stack's Bowers Galleries conducts live, internet, and specialized auctions of rare U.S. and world coins and currency and ancient coins, as well as direct sales through retail and wholesale channels. The company's 90-year legacy includes the cataloging and sale of many of the most valuable United States coin and currency collections to ever cross an auction block — The D. Brent Pogue Collection, The John J. Ford, Jr. Collection, The Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection, The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, The Joel R. Anderson Collection, The Norweb Collection, The Cardinal Collection, The Sydney F. Martin Collection, and The Battle Born Collection — to name just a few. World coin and currency collections include The Pinnacle Collection, The Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection of World Gold Coins, The Kroisos Collection, The Alicia and Sidney Belzberg Collection, The Salton Collection, The Wa She Wong Collection, and The Thos. H. Law Collection. The company is headquartered in Costa Mesa, California with galleries in New York, Boston, and Philadelphia. Offices are also located in New Hampshire, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Virginia, Hong Kong, Paris, and Vancouver.

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