2012年美國1 比特幣 (BTC)。系列 2。已加载 1 BTC 的活跃加密货币。表面近乎完美，绸缎光泽绽放，通体暖蜜糖金色。此版 PCGS 共评四枚，本拍品為评鑑中的唯一冠军分，我们曾於 2022 年 4 月拍卖中以 69,000 美元拍出一枚获评 PCGS MS-66 的 2011 Casascius 1 BTC ，而本拍品较其品相更佳。是次為实体加密货币首次於我们的香港拍卖中亮相，必定会令一眾资深藏家為之一振！黄铜币坯直径 28.5 毫米，正面中央铸有比特币标志，铭文环绕，註明日期、面值及一句拉丁文 ”VIRES IN NUMERIS“ (意為数字的力量)。反面為防篡改全息贴纸，中央印有 firstbits 地址。全息贴纸下有私钥，一旦暴露，该私钥允许所有者签署交易，从而“花费”附在这枚硬币上的比特币。本拍品在 2012 年 11 月直接从 Mike Caldwell 处购得，是委托人购买 Casascius 币的第二张订单。该订单中还购入了一枚 25 BTC 币、十枚 10 BTC 币、一枚 5 BTC 币及另外一枚 1 BTC 币 (与本拍品同场上拍，firstbits 為 1CCGaovW) 。2011 及 2013 Casascius 1 BTC 在市面上较常见，但 2012 1 BTC 在市场上实属珍罕。据研究者 Elias Ahonen 称，2012 1 BTC 发行量仅有 4,089，较 2013 1 BTC 的 8,352 少逾半数。超过 30% 的 2012 1 BTC 已被揭开领取，本拍品原封不动而且已经加载，对藏家而言可谓珍宝。请注意，实体比特币不参与香港办事处预展。公开地址：1CcqaXtR2H65ozf663xBQ1WQfVNyeStZ1a
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. Casascius 1 Bitcoin (BTC), 2012. Loaded. Firstbits 1CcqaXtR. Series 2. Brass. 28.5 mm. PCGS MS-67.This is an active and loaded cryptocurrency coin containing 1 BTC. The surfaces are virtually pristine, exhibiting satiny luster and shades of warm honey gold throughout. This coin is the SINGLE FINEST example certified by PCGS among only four coins graded for the issue. It is superior in condition to the 2011 Casascius 1 BTC that realized $69,000 in our April 2022 sale with a grade of PCGS MS-66. This offering represents the very first appearance of physical cryptocurrency in our Hong Kong venue and it is sure to generate tremendous excitement for advanced collectors!Issued on a 28.5mm brass planchet, the obverse features the Bitcoin currency symbol at center surrounded by a legend listing the date, denomination, and the Latin phrase "VIRES IN NUMERIS" that translates as "Strength in Numbers." The reverse features a tamper-resistant holographic sticker with the firstbits address printed at the center. Beneath the holographic sticker is the private key that, once revealed, allows the owner to sign a transaction, thus "spending" the bitcoin attached to this coin.This particular specimen was acquired directly from Mike Caldwell in November 2012 as part of the consignors second order of Casascius coins. It was purchased alongside a 25 BTC coin, ten 10 BTC coins, a 5 BTC, and another 1 BTC which is also offered in this sale (firstbits 1CCGaovW).While the 2011 and 2013 Casascius 1 BTC appear with relative frequency, the 2012 1 BTC is VERY SCARCE on the market. According to researcher Elias Ahonen, only 4,089 2012 1 BTC were issued, which was less than half of the 8,352 that would be issued for the 2013 1 BTC. Over 30% of the 2012 1 BTC have since been peeled and redeemed, making this untouched and loaded example a true prize for collectors.Please note that physical cryptocurrency coins will not be available for lot viewing in our Hong Kong office.PCGS# 903008Acquired directly from Mike Caldwell (Casascius) in November 2012.*Loaded cryptocurrency coins will be reserved at their intrinsic cryptocurrency value on the day of the sale. Lots realizing $25,000 or more will be delivered via armored carrier ONLY. An additional shipping charge of five hundred dollars [$500] will be applied to domestic armored carrier deliveries, with additional fees for remote and international deliveries. Winning bidders may also pay their invoice via BitPay for a 1% fee after authorization by Stacks Bowers Galleries prior to the sale. Additional terms and conditions apply.