I want to give a person one bitcoin in real life, preferably as a physical coin and not as a paper or a digital contract. IIUC it is possible somewhere to buy a physical bitcoin which is like a real coin. If I want to buy such an item in EU (Sweden), where should I go in order to minimize risk of fraud / fake coin, fair pricing and quick delivery?
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Be VERY wary of physical representations of bitcoin. DO NOT, buy a paper wallet from anyone that has bitcoin loaded to an address that you did not provide. Addresses include a private and a public component, if someone has your private key they can spend the coin. You NEVER want to buy a physical anything with a public address written on it, because that person has access to the private key and can simply spend the coin the moment you're gone.
Bitcoin is just a public ledger, xyz address has 4BTC. You can literally look up all the transactions and current balance of any bitcoin address with a block chain explorer. There is no such thing as a physical bitcoin. There is such thing as control over the private key. If you have control of the private key you can spend the coins at the address.