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QR codes on coins
« 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.
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Re: QR codes on coins
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2016, 11:22:56 PM »



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/ appears. Originally that website looked like this. 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.
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Re: QR codes on coins
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2017, 09:53:19 PM »



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 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.
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Re: QR codes on coins
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2017, 09:53:38 PM »



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 which gives information about the coin.
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Re: QR codes on coins
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2017, 09:54:00 PM »



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.
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Re: QR codes on coins
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2019, 02:07:39 PM »



Cameroon, 2,500 Francs, 2016. Jasna Góra Monastery. Design by Sebastian Mikołajczak.

The QR code refers to the website http://www.jci.jasnagora.pl which is the website of the monastery.
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« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2019, 02:10:32 PM »



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.
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Re: QR codes on coins
« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2019, 02:26:41 PM »



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 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.
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Re: QR codes on coins
« Reply #8 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.
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Re: QR codes on coins
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2019, 03:35:08 PM »



Spain, 30 euro, 2019. 200th anniversary of the Prado Museum.

The code refers to the webpage http://www.realcasadelamoneda.es/mdp/ which gives more information about the coin.
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Lithuania, 19.18 euro, 2020. Independence.

The code refers to https://lbcoin.lb.lt which provides more information about the coin.

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Re: QR codes on coins
« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2020, 06:48:49 AM »
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Re: QR codes on coins
« Reply #12 on: October 25, 2020, 08:36:55 PM »



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.
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