Computer Pioneers Bitcoin Notes
The Computer Pioneers Bitcoin Notes series was created for the Emirati Holdings trust by graphic designer Hadrian Mar Elijah Bar Israel, who was the winner of a 2012 contest to design the bills which are themed on the computer sciences. These notes feature Alan Turing on the 1 BTC note, Nikola Tesla on the 5 BTC note, and Grace M. Hopper on the 10 BTC note. BTC is a type of crypto-currency
The publicity for the sale of the original run of the notes said:
Each collector’s note comes charged with the face value in Bitcoin (BTC) and can be recharged whenever needed using your favorite BTC wallet manager. Meaning that the currency note itself will still have value even if the BTC themselves are used. They are a perfect gift for collectors of paper money, and for anyone wanting to grow their portfolio, or transact business in this now thriving and popular crypto-currency.
These notes were printed in very limited numbers and sold at private auction. Sale information has not been disclosed.
Alan Turing - 1 BTC note
There were only 100 of these produced, and they are considered rare.
Nikola Tesla - 5 BTC note
Nikola Tesla, was the first man to harness electricity. He is the inventor of worldwide wireless communication, the AC motor (and systems), and thousands of other devices which are part of modern computers.
There were only 20 of these notes produced, and they are considered to be very rare collectors items.
Grace M. Hopper - 10 BTC note
Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper was the world’s first computer programmer, and also coined the phrase “computer bug”, after she removed a moth from the Harvard Mark II computer system in the 1960’s. She had worked closely with Alan Turing in the development of early electronic computing and cryptography, and was a pioneering figure in the creation of modern computer systems.
There were only 10 of these produced, and they are considered extremely rare collector's items.
These notes have a number of standard anti-counterfeiting measures, and each note came with an original Certificate of Authenticity from Emirati Holdings.
- Emirati Holdings, Directive for the Issuance of Bitcoin Currency, 6 December 2012
- Hadrian Mar Elijah Bar Israel, Cryptocurrency Mining, LCMining Trust, 2012
- Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren, VA., 1988. - U.S. Naval Historical Center Online Library Photograph NH 96566-KN