Silver Plated (various)

This silver-plated coin has the same concept as the gold-plated coin, though it is designed to be the less valuable Genesis coin as evidenced by mintage numbers and the color (with silver being perceived as less valuable compared to gold). Instead of being available in twelve different crypto-currencies like the gold-plated version, it is available in nine crypto-currencies with 20 coins of each style. The nine crypto-currencies are: DNotes, Namecoin, Peercoin, Hyper, Coin2, ShadowCash, Reddcoin, Clams, and Darkcoin. It is notable that Bitcoin, Litecoin, and Dogecoin are missing. Leaving out the three most popular crypto-currencies in this silver-plated edition is done to make them more sought after, effectively meaning that there are only 30 ‘highly desirable’ coins out of the 300 Genesis coins in the first series. This ‘engineered rarity’ drove the re-sale value of Bitcoin, Litecoin, and Dogecoin Genesis coins up, encouraging collectors to buy Genesis coins almost like lottery tickets. There are three documented errors: Bitcoin #2, Coin2 #2, and Peercoin #9 all have their currency name and serial number printed upside-down. Additionally, ‘ShadowCash’ is mistakenly spelled as ‘Shadowcoin’.

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