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1xCasascius 5 BTC Physical Bitcoin Coin Wallet, 2012 Issue -No actual BTC value loaded, has been previously redeemed. Hologram has beenremoved. Can be reloaded with BTC and is a great way to keep your digital investment physically safe. ~1.125in (28 mm) in diameter, weight 0.24oz (6.8g), about the size of a US quarter This is the 'true' Bitnickel featuring a silver (or nickel) tone hologram. The only nickel Casascius, and has a rare issue with green color firstbits. Manufacturer: Casascius Year: 2012 Version: 1 Denomination: 5btc ‘Error Bitnickel’ Load Year Total Created Unopened 2011 2012 651 570 2013 26 26 2014 Total 677 586 Material: Nickel over Brass Diameter: 28.5mm Thickness: 1.7mm Weight: 7.4g Country: USA Best Grade: MS-66 Released in January 2012 with the v1 hologram, they were priced at 6btc each. “Future version of the coin will have a matching silver series-2 sticker, but they’re at least a month out” -Mike Caldwell, January 14, 2012. They all seem to have signs of wear on the S,I,N,E,R, and I of the ‘Vires In Numeris’ motto, seemingly created in the minting process. Casascius later released an unknown number of 40 coin rolls without holograms as blanks, identifying them as ‘Roll Your Own’. Such a roll came with sheets of laser cut private key tabs and solid gold colored stickers allowing the buyer to create their own coins by using either the provided private keys or by inserting their own. This sale was likely done due to excess stock of Bitnickels.
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Casascius Physical Bitcoin 5btc Coin, Version 1, 2012 ‘Error Bitnickel
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Partially redeeming a Casascius physical bitcoin - help request

Overview of problem
I have a Casascius physical bitcoin and I am unable to add its digital contents to a wallet. It seems that the key is not the right length or format. I started to get out of my depth with talk of things like a Minikey format.
I removed the hologram when I was given it years ago as I was curious what was under there. I don't want to sell it instead I want to add its 1 BTC value to a wallet so I can partially redeem it and keep the physical brass as a collectible.
What I have observed and tried (apologies in advance for butchering terms)
I've searched several sites, including here and haven't been able to find a current answer for the new style of keys and wallets.
I put the seven character code from the hologram into the casascius.uberbills dot com site and it gives me a 33 character key, tells me it's version 2 and confirms that it has a 1 BTC value
I've tried to import it into a Blockchain wallet but get the error "this private key does not match the watch only address above" when I enter the private key under the hologram. For some reason it seems like a different public address is generated when I enter the 33 char code.
I tried to import it into a Jaxx Liberty wallet but it doesn't recognise the minikey or 33 char code as valid.
I've basically run up against my level of knowledge and don't know what the next steps are of if I'm missing something bleeding obvious. I double and triple checked any data entry because I saw this was a common problem.
I'd really appreciate any help or pointers the community can give me.
Thanks
Edit:
Solution
I followed the advice given by u/murbul in reply to my post
You might struggle to find a wallet that natively supports MINI keys these days since it's an old format that never really took off apart from Casascius coins. So your best bet is to use a tool to convert it to a real private key (starting with 5) and import/sweep that into a wallet.
You can convert it on the Wallet Details tab of https://www.bitaddress.org/ - For 1 BTC I'd be paranoid enough to recommend downloading the source and doing everything offline: https://github.com/pointbiz/bitaddress.org
I used the site and one of the keys generated was one starting with '5' (Private Key WIF). I used this in Jaxx Liberty in the 'Paper Wallet Import' function under tools and it came right across.
I’m very happy.
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Want some personalized vanity addresses for your currency of choice? Check out Vanity Pool

I run a small project called Vanity Pool, it lets you outsource generation of cool vanity addresses through a split-key address algorithm - this means that your private key and thus your money is secure, even though other people mined for your address. This also means that you can get some nice vanity addresses and not have to spend a lot of your GPU time mining for the address instead of mining for your coin of choice.
So if you want some cool vanity address, like DDogeWowAA2EFcGmipzDjQBYQFXiqC8QFs or 1PiachuEVn6sh52Ez7o6Fymvw54qvQ4RBm , head on over to https://vanitypool.appspot.com/ , request a pattern you wish created (shorter patterns area cheaper and take a lot less time to generate), put in a public key that you own (you will need to use it later), when asked for network prefix, put in the decimal version of your coin-specific net-byte. Afterwards, you will be requested to pay a bounty in BTC (creating coin-specific pool would make the mining power a lot smaller; miners prefer being paid in BTC). After the payment is confirmed, any miner connected to the pool will start looking for the solution to your pattern.
Once you have the solution, either use Casascius' Address Utility, or head on over to our online tool (use coin-specific hex NetByte and hex Prefix Byte). After that you can import your new vanity address to your client by going through those steps (example using Dogecoin client).
Have fun!
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7 Interesting Facts of Bitcoin

⚠This 1. With bitcoin you can pay for a space flight. If your bitcoin wallet is the sum of 350 bitcoins, you can buy a seat in a space ship,which will go into the stratosphere. Flights into space for tourists offered by the company Virgin Galactic.
⚠This 2. By 2023, the 1 bitcoin can cost 50 thousand dollars.This opinion expressed by the economists and independent experts. Believe it or not, but so far nothing tells us otherwise.
⚠This 3. Attempts were made to create a physical equivalent of Bitcoin (coin). Actually Casascius is nothing like “cold wallets” printed on them holographic key code access only cast in the form factor of the coins. It is Casascius coins we see all these beautiful photos with the “coins” Bitcoin.
⚠This 4. Lamborghini became the first car company in the world, where dealers started to accept Bitcoin.
⚠This 5. In the year 2140 will be the last mined Bitcoin.
⚠This 6. 927 people own 50% of all bitcoins.
⚠This 7. In the current Bitcoin code 77 thousand lines of code, of which 70 thousand written in the programming language C++. And in the very first working version number 0.1.0 was just 14 thousand lines of code in C++. This is a very small project by today's standards. For example, the Linux kernel has over 15 million lines of code.
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Want some personalized vanity addresses for your currency of choice? Check out Vanity Pool

I run a small project called Vanity Pool, it lets you outsource generation of cool vanity addresses through a split-key address algorithm - this means that your private key and thus your money is secure, even though other people mined for your address. This also means that you can get some nice vanity addresses and not have to spend a lot of your GPU time mining for the address instead of mining for your coin of choice.
So if you want some cool vanity address, like DDogeWowAA2EFcGmipzDjQBYQFXiqC8QFs or 1PiachuEVn6sh52Ez7o6Fymvw54qvQ4RBm , head on over to https://vanitypool.appspot.com/ , request a pattern you wish created (shorter patterns area cheaper and take a lot less time to generate), put in a public key that you own (you will need to use it later), when asked for network prefix, put in the decimal version of your coin-specific net-byte. Afterwards, you will be requested to pay a bounty in BTC (creating coin-specific pool would make the mining power a lot smaller; miners prefer being paid in BTC). After the payment is confirmed, any miner connected to the pool will start looking for the solution to your pattern.
Once you have the solution, either use Casascius' Address Utility, or head on over to our online tool (use coin-specific hex NetByte and hex Prefix Byte). After that you can import your new vanity address to your client by going through those steps (example using Dogecoin client).
Have fun!
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At the keys/addresses level, how does DOGE differ from BTC? (And, what's our Cointype value?)

Hi Devshibes,
I've decided to have a go at making a Dogecoin port of Casascius's Bitcoin Address Utility, and add in a couple of extra features along the way. (I'm a C# guy by background, starting to dabble in Android.)
I think one key Magic Number I need to look after is something referred to as "Cointype" in BAU's source (it seems to be 0 for BTC, 111 for Testnet, 52 for Namecoin and 48 for Litecoin). When I had a play with Doge Vanity Addresses, I was instructed to pass in a "version" value of 30 - is that it?
Are there any other things I should be aware of at the keys/addresses level of activity? I'm not intending to touch the blockchain - just have a damn good play with paper wallets and see if I can come up with something useful.
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[WTS] Vircurvault Laminated Bitcoin Paper Wallet

What is a Vircurvault?
I have created a laminated Bitcoin paper wallet that I have coined the Vircurvault. There are currently 5 custom designs available, and my designer creates new ones every so often.
The Vircurvault is moisture and weather resistant as far as I have tested. I have been carrying the original prototype around in my wallet for months without any issues. It is comprised of a Public key, available outside of the wallet for deposits, and a Private key, sealed inside the lamination for the eventual withdraw of your Bitcoin.
There are 2 versions available, the Original, which has an un-encrypted private key, and the Encrypted, which has an encrypted private key. This is done using the Casascius 2-factor method, https://www.casascius.com/2facto.
Prices
$5 - Un-encrypted Vircurvault
$10 - Encrypted Vircurvault
Secure purchasing available through Bitpay on my website for current available models.
More info at: http://vircurvault.com
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A single 1st series Casascius coin sells for record high of $2,125!

As the price rises so does the demand for the 'bitnumismatics' of our new found currency.
Edit: Broken link to the ebay page: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Casascius-Bitcoin-Minted-Sept-2011-Version-1-With-Error-/181115649401?_trksid=p5197.m1992&_trkparms=aid%3D111000%26algo%3DREC.CURRENT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D14%26meid%3D6743147766536373937%26pid%3D100015%26prg%3D1006%26rk%3D1%26sd%3D181115649401%26#ht_264wt_1428
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redeeming casascius bitcoin

verify the bitcoin balance of a casascius bitcoin token and redeeming using mtgox.com We review the first physical bitcoins produced by Denarium: the 0.1 BTC and 0.01 BTC pieces. These small brass collectibles make a great gift for friends and family. I would highly recommend them ... http://cryptophysical.com/index.php/coins/casascius/0-5btc-brass Robert Kiyosaki Q&A: Blockchain, Crypto, Bitcoin BTC Halving 2020 countdown live Robert Kiyosaki 57,094 watching Live now 600% ROI on 2019 Una & The Lion Gold 2 oz Coin! This video shows how to import mini private key step-by-step In this video I use method 2 described below. I used Armory wallet to import my mini private keys but the process should be similar ...

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