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Costa Mesa, CA
– Stack’s Bowers Galleries has now sold over $2 million in physical cryptocurrency, fueled by strong results at their Cryptocurrency Anniversary Session in November 2022, raising nearly $450,000. This special auction featured an unprecedented 101 coins spanning Bitcoin, Litecoin, Monero and Dogecoin cryptocurrencies and offered all the most popular series including Casascius, Lealana, BTCC, MoonBits, Satori, Crypto Imperator, Denarium, Titan Mint and many others.

An incredible 2013 “Gold Rim” 1 BTC in Silver with Proof-69 Deep Cameo (PCGS) peaked at $66,000 for the session, earning a premium of more than 200% over the cryptocurrency’s value on the day of the sale. Notable premiums have been achieved by virtually all loaded silver coins, including a 2013 Casascius 0.5 BTC graded Proof-67 Deep Cameo (PCGS) that sold for $15,600, a rare gold hologram 2013 Lealana 0.25 BTC graded Proof-68 Deep Cameo (PCGS) which raised $10,800, and a Proof-67 Deep Cameo (PCGS) 2013 Casascius 0.1 BTC which raised $9,600.

Everyone’s favorite brass Casascius coins were highlighted by a magnificent MS-68 (PCGS) 2012 1 BTC, the only PCGS top grade, which achieved an 80% premium at $38,400. Also on display were several of the historic “CASACIUS ERROR” 1 BTCs from 2011, including an exceptional specimen from MS-67 (PCGS) that sold for $38,400. The session also featured an exciting array of BTCC “poker chips,” including 100,000 bits that sold for $8,100 and a staggering 500,000 bits in Titanium that fetched $20,400 – nearly double the value of the underlying cryptocurrency.

Strong results in the Non-Loaded category included a redeemed 2013 Lealana “Gold B” 1 BTC in silver that sold for $2,280, a redeemed 2013 Lealana 0.1 BTC in brass that raised $840 well-loved, unfunded 2012 Casascius “Bitnickel” 5 BTC that fetched $660, and a redeemed silver 2013 Lealana 25 Litecoin that sold for $720 as part of the Burrows Collection.

If you have any questions about this historic anniversary offering or to consign your bitcoins and physical cryptocurrency for a future auction, please contact specialist James McCartney at [email protected] or by phone at 212-582-2580 ext. 5455. Stack’s Bowers Galleries is now accepting Bitcoin and physical cryptocurrency shipments for their March 2023 Showcase auction through December 16th. 2022.

About Stacks Bowers Galleries

Stack’s Bowers Galleries conducts live, internet and specialized auctions of rare US 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 – just to name a few to name . 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. Code of Laws.

The company is headquartered in Costa Mesa, California and has galleries in New York, Philadelphia and Boston. Offices are also located in New Hampshire, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Virginia, Hong Kong and Paris. Stack’s Bowers Galleries is hosting an annual Global Showcase of United States Coins and Currency, Ancient Coins and World Coins and Currency at its Costa Mesa Auction Gallery in August. They are also the official auctioneer for several major 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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