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Offline chrisild

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Re: Netherlands 2011: Two More Collector Coin Issues
« Reply #30 on: January 01, 2013, 02:49:46 PM »
Leichtenstein issued a stamp showing QR code which connected you to the site of the Leichtensteinische Landesbank

Side note: I just tried that out, and ... saw an odd looking page. ;)  The QR code takes you here http://www.150jahrellb.li but the only content at that site is this: "hacked by Hmei7". Hmmm. Now you are redirected to https://www.llb.li instead; looks good to me.

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Re: Netherlands 2011: Two More Collector Coin Issues
« Reply #31 on: January 18, 2013, 09:16:27 AM »
The QR code apparently means "q5g.nl" which takes you to the herdenkingsmunt.nl website. :)  Below the portrait of the Queen there is a six-fold latent image made using MultiView Minting technology. You should be able to recognize 6 different characters depending on your viewing angle. I think I have seen "KNM", not sure about the other three.


I was going to ask what the exact uri it points to, but then i decided that maybe it doesn't matter.  One thing is certain, civilizations 5000 years from now will have an interesting puzzle on their hands trying to figure out what that ugly design in in the middle of the coin.

Here is an idea.  Put a scan code on a coin and it can lead to a Dutch Casino where it acts like a slot machine.  If you win, your coin increases in value by 10,000 times, all legal tender in euros.

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Re: Netherlands 2011: Two More Collector Coin Issues
« Reply #32 on: January 18, 2013, 11:52:33 AM »
As for what the future may bring, if you fast forward only 1,000 years, the designer has an answer for you. ;) "Digital information transforms, but hardly disappears. I am sure that in 3011, a numismatic looking at this coin will perfectly know what a QR Code was, where it was linked to, and why we used it." http://www.q5g.nl/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/The_design_of_the_100_jaar_%20muntgebouw_coin.pdf

Now that "gambling coin" ... don't give them any ideas like that. ;D

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Re: Netherlands 2011: Two More Collector Coin Issues
« Reply #33 on: January 18, 2013, 05:46:43 PM »
As for what the future may bring, if you fast forward only 1,000 years, the designer has an answer for you. ;) "Digital information transforms, but hardly disappears. I am sure that in 3011, a numismatic looking at this coin will perfectly know what a QR Code was, where it was linked to, and why we used it." http://www.q5g.nl/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/The_design_of_the_100_jaar_%20muntgebouw_coin.pdf

Yeah - he is wrong as even recent history has shown.  Maybe he is making worldwide backups on constantly upgraded devices.

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Re: Netherlands 2011: Two More Collector Coin Issues
« Reply #34 on: February 14, 2016, 08:23:28 PM »
The special website to which the QR code on the Dutch 5 euro commemorative coin "100th Anniversary of the Royal Dutch Mint building" referred is no longer available since last year. The QR code now refers to the home page of the website of Royal Dutch Mint. Certainly an innovative idea but at the same time very stupid to put url's and QR codes on coins and notes as nobody can guarantee that these websites will still exist in the future (and once the domains are being owned by someone else, to what they will refer). Anyway people who still would like to see the original website to which you were  being referred after scanning the QR code can click here.

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Netherlands 2011: Two More Collector Coin Issues
« Reply #35 on: February 15, 2016, 05:16:54 AM »
The special website to which the QR code on the Dutch 5 euro commemorative coin "100th Anniversary of the Royal Dutch Mint building" referred is no longer available since last year. The QR code now refers to the home page of the website of Royal Dutch Mint. Certainly an innovative idea but at the same time very stupid to put url's and QR codes on coins and notes as nobody can guarantee that these websites will still exist in the future (and once the domains are being owned by someone else, to what they will refer). Anyway people who still would like to see the original website to which you were  being referred after scanning the QR code can click here.

Thanks for the update! I do have the coin but I never checked the QR code; basically because my mobile didn't have QR code reader when I got it, my current phone has it but the coin is nowhere in sight. ;) May be I'll try it now.

Good that you are redirected to Dutch mint's website rather than any other funny website...(can think of matrimony websites) :D

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Re: Netherlands 2011: Two More Collector Coin Issues
« Reply #36 on: August 11, 2020, 11:58:33 PM »
4 years later, the internet domain to which the qr code refers (q5g.nl) is no longer owned by the Royal Dutch Mint. The company that obtained it offers it for sale for 2,500 euros.

It is very bad that this has happened. Although I do not have the illusion that many people still scan the coin, it remains legal tender currency. I think that this should have been handled much more responsibly. After all, a domain costs close to nothing, so why hasn't the Royal Dutch Mint just kept it? Also, shouldn't the domain have been transferred to the Treasury before it sold the Royal Dutch Mint?

Maybe it would be better to ban url's and qr codes from currency altogether. I am considering to ask the Treasury some questions about this.
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Re: Netherlands 2011: Two More Collector Coin Issues
« Reply #37 on: April 02, 2021, 05:58:48 AM »
technology changes faster than coinage

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Re: Netherlands 2011: Two More Collector Coin Issues
« Reply #38 on: April 02, 2021, 10:16:27 AM »
It does, but in this case, I suspect that it is a very old-fashioned case of either bureaucratic chaos or delay of a payment, possibly both.

Peter
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