With so many fans of virtual currencies out there, it would be just a matter of time until some of them decided to innovate and create a new way to store BTC and other digital coins. One of these solutions belongs to the world of crypto-coins, where manufacturers produce physical tokens that can be used to store virtual money.

Don’t laugh at the irony of the situation… This is not an attempt of turning back to physical cash or fiat currency. It is quite the opposite, actually. You can see it like a homage to the power of cryptocurrencies: they are so strong that they are not “afraid” of living inside a physical coin.

By now you can find real Bitcoins, produced by the North-American company Casascius, but also physical Litecoins or Primecoins, among other options. And all of these share the same feature: they are truly beautiful.

The Casascius, for instance, used to be produced in four sizes and values, but the growth of the coin and the value increase led the manufacturer to reduce the options. Anyway, the ones now made are amazing and the object of desire of many Bitcoiners. Each Casascius contains a little card embedded inside, which stores a digital currency wallet linked to an account with the same value as the one engraved on the physical coin.

The Casascius Bitcoin is protected by a layer of holograms and an eight-digit code, which means the token is allegedly very difficult to tamper with. But not impossible as some very competent hackers already proved!

If you are a newbie in this world, you might be confused at this point, but we can help. Check out the following infographic to learn how these coins work and you will certainly be able to distinguish the advantages of having one of these beauties in your hands.