Limited Edition of 100 PROOF ROUNDS
Individually Numbered (001-100)
Each round comes in a presentation box with a 'Certificate of Authenticity', showing the coins number, the date of purchase, the current price of Bitcoin and the exchange value of 1oz .999 silver in BTC, ETH, DASH, XMR and DOGE at the time of purchase.
100 Currently in Hand & Ready to Ship. Pick your number by adding comments at checkout, while supplies last.
Add your favorite numbers to NOTES at checkout to request specific numbers. Please give multiple numbers in case your number is no longer available. Closest available number will be shipped if none of your numbers are available.
By the time the 100 'First Strike' Rounds find homes, we will have struck 300 Proof Rounds & as many as 700 Proof-Like (cheaper, less-meticulously produced & non-numbered) rounds; and will have sandblasted the dies to begin striking Brilliant Uncirculated / 'SATIN finish' rounds in larger quantities, at a more reasonable - mass distribution price range (SPOT + minor production premium).
The Liberty Crypto Dollar - Brilliant Uncirculated Rounds will be SATIN finished, in tubes of 20 and will be released on January 1st of 2018 thru December 31st of 2018, while the PROOF and Proof-Like rounds will be available as they are created and in time for the holiday seasons.
While researching this commemorative piece, I was asked whether we wished to offer PROOF, Proof-Like or Brilliant Uncirculated.. When I asked for clarification I was told that you would be able to notice slight imperfections when comparing round 0001 to round 1000.. So we decided to produce 1000 mirror finish rounds - taking special care to produce, then number the very first ones before frosting them to keep the rounds uniform until the end of the project.
Proof, Proof-like & Uncirculated Coins
Regular coins are struck once, giving them a clean and complete finish. Proof coins, on the other hand, are struck twice. The difference in the production process of Proof coins is a more defined, intricate and shinier appearance, in addition to being exceedingly carefully handled throughout the production process. The biggest asset of Proof coins is found in their collectable nature. These coins generally carry an exceptionally high quality presentation. Where raw coins are kept loosely in sleeves or tubes, Proofs are usually kept in a case and/or folder. Aside from a certificate assuring authenticity, Proof coins also display in an exceptional manner. While any new coin should have its own amount of shine and glitter, the twice struck characteristics of Proof coins give them an increased amount of glimmer and luster. Proof coins are traditionally gifts, presents and keepsakes. Many Proof coin buyers will distribute their coins for birthdays, to commemorate special events, or to build an annual collection.
- Proof coinage means special early samples of a coin issue, historically made for checking the dies and for archival purposes, but nowadays often struck in greater numbers specially for collectors. Proofs demand a premium when compared to raw Uncirculated coins, because they carry a better presentation, quality, and a higher degree of scarcity.
- Proof-like coins are nearly identical to PROOF coins, except 'shortcuts' are taken in the manufacturing of each round for speed and handling. Our Proof-like rounds will still be mirror finished but may show die-stress marks as the die wears in as they aren't struck twice and are minted with less attention to perfection due to the speed which they are created. They should still be relatively immaculate, but they will not be as highly scrutinized as the initial run of PROOF rounds.
- Brilliant Uncirculated rounds are mass produced and SATIN FINISH to obscure any minuscule imperfections which may occur as a result of mass production. They will still be beautiful and untouched by human hands, and will ship in coin-flips or in tubes of twenty.
1. FIRST STRIKE - BITCOIN SPECIE - Individually Numbered PROOF (001-100)
- Product Code: 001-100
- Availability: 54
- 10 or more $100.00