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am i getting a good deal on casascius coin? help!

2011 1-btc brass error>> 1.3BTC ms65 graded , price 1.2btc

What do you guys think? Good deal? I want a coin like this but it seems like the premium on these coins has been coming down recently. I appreciate your time!
This would be escrowed through:
"minerjones" on bitcointalk forum
He has 113 trust, 10596 posts and his proflie is the following:;u=346731
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questions about 2011 casascius bitcoin

hello, I have an active 2011 casascius bitcoin. It is the first series with the "casacius" spelling error in the hologram. I discovered recently that this coin has sold for as much as $10,000 on ebay and even saw one listed for $100,000 today. I contacted a coin broker, but said they did not know enough about bitcoin to help me and knew of no one to refer me to. I am now wondering about a couple of things:
*Do I need to have the coin graded and encapsulated? If so do you have recommendations of where to do this?
*I have been storing it in a waterproof pelican case for the last few years, but initially it just sat in a drawer. how much would the condition affect the value? I don't know anything about coins, but I would assume that it is not "mint", even though it looks good to me. I've included a picture for some frame of reference.
*Where would be the best place to sell something like this for USD? I have not used ebay before and am hesitant to have this be the first thing I sell.
I'm sorry if this is similar to questions that have been asked before. I really don't even know exactly what to ask about, I am just looking for any advice on what to do with something that seems to be very valuable at the moment.
Thanks for your help, if there is a better place to post about this please let me know.
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Selling Casascius Bitcoin in a real auction.

I was wondering if there have been any recent auctions of the Casascius 1BTC coin by genuine auction houses like Sotheby's or Christies, etc. I would like to know about the latest pricing.
I have seen a couple of Casascius bitcoin auctions here on Reddit and similar sites, but they are all a bit old. the bitcoin price at the time of sale was generally much lower than today. A typical exit price was 1.3 BTC. As these auctions by forum are not proper auctions I am reluctant to draw an inference of the true value of a Casascius coin.
I also see Ebay sales where "asking price" is anything up to 6 BTC. The Ebay sales were not auctions so we can't take those as a price guide.
I did a serarch at which is supposed to bring 1600 auction houses together into one place. Again no actual sales recorded. What's wrong? Don't genuine auction houses accept Casascius sales. Only a true public auction in a specialist coin auction would give me a feel for the current real value.
Has anyone seen a Casascius sell in a proper non-Reddit auction?
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Gauging interest on a USA Group Buy - One Dozen Silver Physical Bitcoin Halfs (2013) 0.5 Bitcoin on 0.5 Troy Ounce of .999 Fine Silver

On, these go for 1.9 btc plus .5 btc shipping in the USA if you order a SINGLE. Arithmetic tells me that the total cost of ordering ONE would be 2.4 btc.
If we did a group buy, a DOZEN coins cost 15.6 btc. Divided, that is 1.3 btc each, and shipping about .1 btc (here I am guessing, but it really can't be more than .1 btc to ship a little coin w/in the US, can it?)
I'd charge a .05 management fee on each coin for doing the organizing, ordering, re-shipping, etc. This seems to be cheaper than the management fee for other group buys I've seen on this /r (referencing this group buy, of which I was a part). Also if shipping is more than .1 btc, I'll take the rest out of my management fee (again, can shipping a coin seriously cost more that ten bucks???)
So basically in a group buy, you'd get a .5 btc Casascius Silver Coin for 1.45 btc instead of 2.4 btc if you ordered a single. So again, arithmetic tells me that you'd be saving .95 btc.
Right now I'm just trying to gauge interest. I am not John K Escrow, nor do I have any history of escrowing, but if interest is high enough I'd be willing to link my FB page, LinkedIn page, give you my gmail address, prove where I work (a non-profit in Seattle), etc. Whatever people needed to feel comfortable.
So let me know if there's interest.
I just got in on a group buy for the 1btc silver coins but the buyer was located in the UK so shipping was an extra .1 btc for the US (making total shipping .25). FYI, same link as before :-)
These .5 btc silvers are more affordable that the 1 btc coins, and shipping should be cheaper if we keep it in the US. Also, I heard of another group buy for the 1btc's a little bit ago in the US, but for some reason they were more expensive than the UK buy (which is sort of why I'm here, I understand there is a premium on trustworthiness in btc forums, but I think I can give you enough info for you to trust me and not charge out the ass for it).
Anyway, let me know what's up. I'm in for one .5btc coin (maybe 2), so if we can get people interested in 10-11 more, we could all save .95 btc and get some badass coins. Flip it on eBay or BitMit if you want. You're saving almost $100 USD; you can still sell it for $50 above what you paid and whoever buys it will be getting $50 off what they'd pay on
Here's the link for the lazy or for the opposite of lazy who want to do their own math:
So, please let me know if you're interested and we can make this thing a "go". If we get enough interest I'll create another "official ordering" post.
Questions and comments are appreciated.
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Casascius Bitcoin sellers

This is a forum for sellers of Casascius Bitcoins to discuss prices, locations, and methods for selling Casascius Bitcoins, now that Casascius no longer sells to the general public. Message for invite.
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Early Timeline of Casascius Physical Bitcoins

Wired recently reported that Mike Caldwell's Casascius Physical Bitcoin service was halted due to being categorized as "money transmission" business by FINCEN.
Curious to learn more about the coins and why they were created, I prepared a short timeline from postings on the Bitcoin Forum.
December 30, 2010
Member tcatm describes a prototype he created for a phycical bitcoin and posts an image:
I just made a "real" bitcoin. They'll eventually be made of real metal instead of glass epoxy + copper once I have better tools.
The post receives positive responses with many suggestions, including one from Caldwell.
January 7, 2011
Caldwell proposes "a tangible bitcoin that actually conveys BTC":
The point would be making BTC conveniently tradeable, like cash. It lowers the minimum required IQ to participate in the Bitcoin economy, which would really help Bitcoin be accepted as mainstream currency.
His first idea was to load bitcoin onto a "pre-denominated smart card". Reaction to the idea is mixed. Member Mike Hearn quickly questions the usefulness of a physical card when the balance could only ever be verified by a computer connected to a network:
... it's very easy for you to pay me with a used up card. I would then pass it on (why redeem it, it's cash!) and it'd pass between people until one day somebody wanted to send the cash electronically. Only then would they discover the card had already been redeemed and was useless.
June 24, 2011
Undeterred by skeptics, Mike continues to iterate on his idea for a physical payment method backed by Bitcoin. This time, he suggests selling paper bitcoin wallets though PayPal. Wallets would be printed using an offline keypair generator.
Although the idea receives some interest, most responses are negative. One member member called the idea "too complicated and messy for the average Joe." Another stated that "No one in their right mind would trust an unknown 3rd party with full access." Another summed the idea up in one sentence:
I can't even begin to understand how you could think that this would be a viable business.
August 15, 2011
Member RSantana announces physical bitcoins he's minted (image) and links to a website selling them.
August 19, 2011
Caldwell announces the coming availability of physical bitcoins for sale (image):
Each coin has a private key embedded inside worth 1 BTC, covered by a custom Casascius hologram. ... Diameter: 1.125 inches. Material: brass. Price subject to revision with Bitcoin price fluctuations. The back side is flat for the hologram, except for a small circular well which holds the private key. The first 8 characters of the public Bitcoin address are visible on the outside, pre-printed on the hologram by the hologram manufacturer.
Reactions range from offers to buy to questions about long-term viability. The same day, member spiccioli points out that the Latin inscription on the front side, "VIRES IN NUMERIS", should have read "vis in numeris".
September 6, 2011
Caldwell announces the availability of Cassascius Physical Bitcoins (image). Reactions are numerous, and mostly positive.
Edits: grammar
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