Royal Dutch Mint Slaps QR Codes on Commemorative Coins

Posted on Jun 18 2011 - 5:50pm by Robert

QR codes really are the new black, over the past couple of months we have been noticing them in the strangest of places. They are used in tav shows, adverts and even appear in the latest fight name game. This is the first time we have seen them used on currency though.

The Royal Dutch Mint has been commissioned to create a new coin to commemorate its 100th anniversary. They have produced two new designs, a €5 coin and a €10 coin which both have a QR code on the back face.

At this stage the QR code is live and routes through to the Royal Mint website, once to coin is in circulation a special page will be uploaded. Users will have to have a steady hand because the largest coin is just 3.3cm in diameter, so the QR code will be fairly small.

This new innovation shows a growing trend in the use of QR codes to promote a brand, event or website. Many businesses and individuals are now turning to this form of advertising and users in Japan even use them on a personal basis.

via: Engadget

What’s the most interesting QR code you have used or been told about? (keep it clean!)

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