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Design and designing => Coin characteristics => Topic started by: eurocoin on September 24, 2016, 11:12:07 PM

Title: QR codes on coins
Post by: eurocoin on September 24, 2016, 11:12:07 PM
In this topic all coins with a QR code on it can be found. So far 7 such coins have been issued. To be able to scan a QR code with your smartphone or tablet, you may need to first install a QR-code reader from the App Store or Google Play. Almost all of the images of the coins in this topic can also be scanned.
Title: Re: QR codes on coins
Post by: eurocoin on September 24, 2016, 11:22:56 PM
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The Netherlands, 5 euro, 2011. 100th anniversary of the building of the Royal Dutch Mint.

After scanning the QR code the URL http://www.q5g.nl/  (http://www.q5g.nl/) appears. Originally that website looked like this (http://web.archive.org/web/20150219190155/http://www.q5g.nl/en). It was a special website about the building of the Royal Dutch Mint and this occasion. The domain is now linked to the general website of the Royal Dutch Mint.
Title: Re: QR codes on coins
Post by: eurocoin on March 24, 2017, 09:53:19 PM
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Russia, 100 Rubles, 2014. Olympic Games of 2012.

After scanning the QR code, the url http://www.cbr.ru/London2012 appears from which people were automatically being redirected to this page (http://cbr.ru/Bank-notes_coins/?PrtId=london2012) on the website of the Central Bank of Russia on which all Russian athletes that won a medal in the 2012 Olympic Games are listed. These days the webpage http://www.cbr.ru/London2012 does no longer exist.
Title: Re: QR codes on coins
Post by: eurocoin on March 24, 2017, 09:53:38 PM
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Tanzania, 1000 Shillings, 2015. "Vera Silver Zanzibar".

The QR-code on the coin refers to the website http://Verav.eu/vz from which you are immediately being directed to this page (https://www.aucoffre.com/achat-terme.htm?ob=p&act=view&pg_id=167) which gives information about the coin.
Title: Re: QR codes on coins
Post by: eurocoin on March 24, 2017, 09:54:00 PM
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Latvia, 5 Euro, 2016. Entrepreneurship in Latvia.

After scanning the QR-code on this coin the text "STRĀDĀ AR DROSMI, UZŅĒMĪBU UN ATBILDĪBU!" appears. This translates to "Work with courage, initiative and responsibility!". The QR-code doesn't refer to a website, only a pop-up appears with this text.
Title: Re: QR codes on coins
Post by: eurocoin on March 23, 2019, 02:07:39 PM
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Cameroon, 2,500 Francs, 2016. Jasna Góra Monastery. Design by Sebastian Mikołajczak.

The QR code refers to the website http://www.jci.jasnagora.pl (http://www.jci.jasnagora.pl/) which is the website of the monastery.
Title: Re: QR codes on coins
Post by: eurocoin on March 23, 2019, 02:10:32 PM
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Poland, 100 Zloty, 2018. 100th Anniversary of Independence.

The QR code refers to https://www.nbp.pl/mypolacy from which you are being directed to a website about the 100th anniversary of the independence of Poland.
Title: Re: QR codes on coins
Post by: eurocoin on March 27, 2019, 02:26:41 PM
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Ukraine, 5 Hryvnia, 2018. 100th anniversary of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine - The Era of Technologies.

After scanning the code the text ЛЮДИНА ЧАС ПРОСТІР appears which translates to "The human, time, space". That clearly appears to be a mistake as it is the official name and theme of another coin (https://prm.ua/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/46242034_1958138274277423_4725031270520717312_o-1024x724.jpg) in the series this coin is part of and not of this one. To be able to scan a QR code, most QR code readers require the code to be of a dark colour placed on a light background. As the bank did exactly the opposite, many readers will not be able to scan it.
Title: Re: QR codes on coins
Post by: malj1 on March 27, 2019, 10:16:02 PM
I got that same result with my Samsung 9+ using the google "Lens" app used directly on the screen.
Title: Re: QR codes on coins
Post by: eurocoin on November 30, 2019, 03:35:08 PM
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Spain, 30 euro, 2019. 200th anniversary of the Prado Museum.

The code refers to the webpage http://www.realcasadelamoneda.es/mdp/  (http://www.realcasadelamoneda.es/mdp/)which gives more information about the coin.
Title: Re: QR codes on coins
Post by: eurocoin on August 11, 2020, 11:50:03 PM
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Lithuania, 19.18 euro, 2020. Independence.

The code refers to https://lbcoin.lb.lt (https://lbcoin.lb.lt/) which provides more information about the coin.
Title: Re: QR codes on coins
Post by: Figleaf on August 12, 2020, 06:48:49 AM
See also here (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,49027.0.html).

Peter
Title: Re: QR codes on coins
Post by: eurocoin on October 25, 2020, 08:36:55 PM
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Cameroon, 250 Francs CFA, 2020. 250 years since the birth of Ludwig van Beethoven.

After scanning the code, the website https://www.mennica.com.pl/beethoven-250-years appears which provides more information about the coin and Ludwig van Beethoven.