Yesterday I received a pleasant surprise in the mail; it was my Bitcoin bowl Bitcoin coin. This physical Bitcoin is a must have for every Bitcoin enthusiast and was available to order before and during the St. Petersburg Bitcoin bowl last December. This physical coin makes a great addition to our small but growing “touchable digital currencies” collection.
When collecting coins, the condition is really important since it is one of several determining factors that will contribute to the value of the coin. The people that created the physical coin, casascius, did a real good job in protecting the coin. That way nothing can really damage the coin.
As you can see on the pictures the coin is cased in a hard plastic mod that is specially fitted for the coin. This ensures the coin doesn’t move too much. Movement can result in little dings and scrapes on the coin, which in turn will have a huge impact on the value of the coin should you want to sell it. Then the whole thing is encased in a very tough plastic cover, which ensures that nothing, not even “manhandling” by disgruntled mailmen/women, will damage the coin.
Now let’s take a closer look at the Bitcoin coin itself. The coin is .999 fine silver with gold finish. On the front of the coin is the Bitcoin sign and the name “Bitcoin” below the sign. The date 2014, is on it as well as the weight of the coin. In addition to that there is the Latin inscription: Vires in Numeris. This means which means Strength in numbers, loosely translated.
On the reverse side of the coin you see the title of the “Bitcoin St. Petersburg bowl”. This is in gold finish, while the background in is silver. As you can see in the picture there is a “shield” where an American football and a Bitcoin are depicted. This signifies that Bitcoin an American football go hand in hand during the St. Petersburg Bitcoin Bowl.
Since this gorgeous Bitcoin is so well protected I decided to put it on my desk. Yesterday my cousin came over and he was immediately: “What’s that? Is that an American football on the background?” My cousin is pretty crazy about everything related to American sports like American Football and baseball to name a few. This is also a subtle hint for the organisers to make a baseball event with Bitcoin or some such thing. Suffice to say that we talked a lot about the coin so if you can get one of these coins is suggest you “go for it”.
Purchase the coin here : https://www.strydeathletic.com/shop/bitcoin-bowl/bitcoin-coin/