Sol Noctis Binary Eagle

Manuf. Sol Noctis
Year 2014
Denom. 0.01 BTC
Type PF
Mintage 2,009
Material .999 Silver
Diameter 39 mm
Thickness 3 mm
Weight 1 ozt
Country Poland



This coin stands out amongst physical Bitcoins
in design and execution. They are distributed by
TopWorldCoins, a major seller of custom low-mintage
collectible coins. The fact that such a large company
is interested in being the sole distributor of a prefunded
physical Bitcoin gives the format a legitimacy
that cannot be easily attained by the efforts of small
independent producers who do not have visibility to
the wider coin-collecting market. The coin was “created
to mark the point where two worlds meet: traditional
numismatics and a payment system of the future, and
so to push the limits of both of them”.1
The front is taken up by the face of an eagle, whose
feathers are composed of 1’s and 0’s in a nod to
binary code which has become a common theme in
physical crypto-currency since the very beginning.
The eagle represents the unrestricted freedom that
Bitcoin provides its users. The back hologram is very
unique because it is not circular and takes up only a
small portion of the backside. The hologram displays
the Earth with other planets, which morphs into the
Bitcoin symbol when the coin is rotated.