World’s First Augmented Reality Coin

Just over a year ago the Royal Dutch Mint produced the world’s first QR Coded coin to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Mint in Utrecht. Now they have produced the world’s first Augmented Reality coin, a silver Aruba 5 Florin called ‘Shoco’ (image below). Aruba is a small Dutch island in the southern Caribbean Sea and the ‘Shoco’ is a burrowing owl (Athene cunicularia arubensis) which is unique to the island and also their national symbol. The coin uses Layar’s augmented reality platform and you can find the app here for Android or iOS. Users reach a website with information on the coin and on the endangered Aruban burrowing owl.

The two sides of the augmented reality coin

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