Bitcoin Rarities Presented in the Stacks Bowers Galleries June 2023 Auction

Author: By Stack’s Bowers Galleries / May 18, 2023

Costa Mesa, CA – Stack’s Bowers Galleries is proud to announce the Physical Cryptocurrency session of their June 2023 Showcase Auction—the firm’s seventh such offering since first entering this market in 2021. Presented is a thrilling selection of the most formidable crypto rarities, as well as collector-favorites that are making their live auction debut.

Noteworthy is a 2013 Casascius “Gold Rim” 1 Bitcoin in silver that is tied for the finest known at PCGS with a grade of Proof-69 Deep Cameo. Also presented is its counterpart from the Lealana series: a 2013 Lealana “Gold B” 1 Bitcoin graded Proof-69 Deep Cameo (PCGS). An example sold in Stack’s Bowers Galleries’ April 2022 auction and set the company record for a 1 Bitcoin at $108,000. Perhaps a new record will be established by the end of the June sale.

Other highlights from the Casascius series include a 2013 0.1 BTC in silver, MS-65 (PCGS) and MS-63 (PCGS) examples of the scarce 2013 0.5 BTC in brass, and a phenomenal selection of brass 1 BTC including virtually every major variety. The prized 2011 “Casacius Error” 1 BTC is represented by a gorgeous MS-67 (ANACS), followed by a trio of the underrated 2012 1 BTC, and a pair of Gem 2013 1 BTC coins including a MS-67 (PCGS) and a MS-65 (ANACS).

The Lealana series is represented by a formidable four-coin set including the 0.1, 0.25, 0.5 and aforementioned “Gold B” 1 Bitcoin, as well as a three-coin set of the rare Buyer Funded, Black Address variety including the 0.1, 0.25, and 0.5 Bitcoin.

Among the collector-favorite BTCC series, there are several “poker chip” types as well as the rare 0.1 Bitcoin struck in Titanium.

Satori coinage is represented by a great mix of Pre-Fork and Post-Fork types, and an original 50-coin roll with consecutive serial numbers that will be featured across several lots. Stack’s Bowers Galleries is also proud to present the first PCGS-graded examples from the Crypto Imperator series to be offered publicly.

In addition to Bitcoin, there are significant rarities from the Litecoin currency including issues by Lealana, Cryptovest, and Genesis.

The Non-Loaded category is marked by an extremely rare Redeemed 2011 Casascius Bitcoin Storage Bar and a Redeemed Casascius 5 Bitcoin. Non-Loaded Lealana highlights include a silver Unfunded 2013 Lealana 0.5 Bitcoin and several different varieties of the silver Unfunded 2021 “Bitcoin Cent” 0.01 Bitcoins

For questions on the Stack’s Bowers Galleries June 2023 Physical Cryptocurrency session or to consign your coins to a future sale, contact specialist James McCartney at [email protected] or call (800) 566-2580.

About Stack’s Bowers Galleries

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 nearly 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. Stack’s Bowers Galleries hosts an annual Global Showcase in August featuring United States coins and currency, Ancient coins and World coins and currency in its Costa Mesa auction gallery. They are also the Official Auctioneer for several important numismatic events, including the New York International Numismatic Convention, the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Spring, Summer and Winter Expos, the Spring and Fall Hong Kong shows, and the Maastricht Paper Money Shows. 

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