bhCoin Series 1

Manuf. bhCoin
Year 2013
Denom. 0.1 BTC
Type PF
Mintage 100
Material Gold Pl.
Diameter 26 mm
Thickness 2.15 mm
Weight 8 g
Country Argentina



Being denominated in the curious ‘bitCents’,
they were designed when Bitcoin was still of
a relatively low value, as the term is no longer
in use for the amount. The coins contain a
private key and QR code within a square pit
in the middle. They are numbered 1-100.
These coins break from the trend set by
Casascius and feature an simple but original
front instead of a prominent Bitcoin symbol.
Considered a prototype by its creators,
it was meant to be cheap, having a lower
denomination compared to the available
Casascius coins at the time.
A significant issue came about regarding
shipping, as it reportedly cost up to ten times
the cost of a single coin to have said coin
shipped from Argentina.