There are 2 additional copies known to exist in mint condition, archival storage. These are not for sale, but valued at 5.5 BTC each.
Update December 19, 2017: It has become increasingly difficult to reach the owners of this newspaper as they are unwilling to share their contact information. Some of the above owners listed no longer have their copy as they have sold it. This includes Charlie Shrem and a few others. This website will remain online hoping to track the existing copies indefinitely either way. If you come across one, please contact us so we can record its existence. This is not a “store” to purchase, but a showcase of a collectible.
Is the price justifiable?
At this time, far more common individual Casascius Coins are being sold on eBay for $10,000. These newspapers are exceptionally more rare, and much more significant.
Bitcoin is a world-wide financial paradigm shift. Given the opportunity to come to fruition, it is poised to be recognized as a new worldwide reserve currency that entire nation-states will rely on.
Value is determined by scarcity, which is a concept that the 21 million bitcoin supply-limit is proving. To date, there are only 7 verifiable copies of this newspaper in existence. The 5 sold by the Bitcoin embassy have not been seen nor verified, but even including them, the grand total would stand at 12.
Do you have a copy of the Bitcoin Times Jan 03 2009 Newspaper?
Please get in touch and let us know. Your personal information will not be shared without permission. We would just like to keep an accurate count.