The âBaby Cas,â a 25 BTC physical coin issued by Casascius in 2011 fetched $ 1,698,750 at GreatCollections on Sunday, after more than 100 offers were received. Total sales for the auction day alone exceeded $ 5.25 million.
– The “Baby Cas”, a physical 25 BTC coin issued by Casascius in 2011 made $ 1,698,750 at GreatCollections on Sunday, after more than 100 offers were received. Total sales for the auction day alone exceeded $ 5.25 million.
Physical Bitcoin, rated MS-67 by PCGS, caught the attention of over 200 bidders who were actively following the auction, with over 10,000 pageviews. The final price represented a premium of $ 49,700 over the price of Bitcoin at the time the auction ended.
The 25 Bitcoin “Baby Cases” have been ranked by PCGS alongside the holy grail of physical crypto coins – the “Gold Cas”, a 1 Oz. Casascius Gold Coin with 1000 Bitcoin or BTC. The current value of the “Gold Cas” exceeds $ 60 million and is by far the most valuable coin in the world, although it was issued only 10 years ago by a private company.
Casascius, the company created by Mike Caldwell issued physical bitcoins from 2011 to 2013 in various denominations of 0.1 BTC to 1000 BTC (the âGold Casesâ). Over 800 of the 25 BTC denomination coins have been produced, and less than half of them have not been traded.
Ian Russell, President of GreatCollections, said âAs expected, bidders have shown considerable interest in the largest physical Bitcoin ever to be auctioned. We had new bidders from 14 countries specifically for the Bitcoin auction, not to mention the interest of the mainstream numismatic community.
This was the second most valuable GreatCollections coin to auction this year. Finest Silver Dollar Morgan 1893-S made $ 2,024,024 in August – an all-time world record for a Morgan dollar. Also in August, GreatCollections declared itself the winning bidder for three of the most valuable American coins ever auctioned for over $ 21 million – the finest silver dollar of 1804, the finest silver dollar of 1794 and the nicer of the two known from 1861. Double Eagles Gold Package.
Total sales for Sunday’s auction night topped $ 5.25 million with more than 3,000 certified coins and paper money sold. Other significant accomplishments include:
From the Carson City Double Eagles Monet Collection
1885-CC Liberty Gold Double Eagle PCGS MS-61 sold for $ 59,063 (36 offers)
1889-CC Liberty Gold Double Eagle PCGS MS-63 sold $ 73,749 (36 offers)
From the Semper Fi collection of Walking Liberty Half Dollars
1921-D Walking Liberty Half Dollar PCGS MS-65 + CAC sold for $ 64,812 (28 offers)
1921-S Walking Liberty Half Dollar PCGS MS-65 CAC (The Dakota Collection) sold for $ 165,938 (33 offers)
1939 Walking Liberty Half Dollar PCGS MS-68 + CAC (Tonic) sold for $ 47,250 (32 offers)
Other GreatCollections Highlights November 14, 2021 Auctions
1937-D Buffalo Nickel 3-legged PCGS MS-66 (toned) sold for $ 43,862 (43 offers)
1917 Standing Liberty Quarter Type 1 PCGS MS-67 + FH sold for $ 23,176 (91 offers)
1959 Franklin Half Dollar NGC Proof-68 UC sold for $ 23,737 (42 offers)
1880 Morgan Silver Dollar VAM-7 8/7 Crossbar Top 100 PCGS MS-63 sold for $ 21,676 (16 offers)
1885 Morgan Silver Dollar PCGS MS-68 CAC sold for $ 35,443 (57 offers)
1895 Morgan Silver Dollar PCGS Proof-64 sold for $ 77,625 (23 offers)
1889 NGC MS-66 CAC three dollar gold coin sold for $ 25,891 (42 offers)
1907 Saint-Gaudens Or Double Aigle MCMVII. High Relief, Wire Edge PCGS MS-65 sold for $ 42,474 (24 offers)
1995-W $ 1 Silver Eagle NGC Proof-70 UC sold for $ 16,031 (24 offers)
is a certified coin and banknote auction house, handling transactions from start to finish. Since its creation in 2010, Large Collections has successfully auctioned over 950,000 certified parts, making it one of the leading certified parts companies in the United States. Ian Russell, Owner / President of Large Collections, is a member of the prestigious guild of professional numismatists and a member of the National Auctioneers Association. For more information on Large Collections, visit www.greatcollections.com or call 800-442-6467.