Linux and OSS Success Story: Designing Coin With Free Software

Awesome coin design done with free software such as Ubuntu and Python. This blog post describes how the design of a new limited edition 5 euro coin was created. The post provides detailed graphics of how author made a prize winning design for a Dutch Ministry of Finance.

From the post:

The Dutch Ministry of Finance organized an architecture competition for which a selected group of architectural offices (unstudio, nox, …) and artists were invited, including myself. The goal of the competition was not to design a building, but the new 5 euro commemorative coin with the theme ‘Netherlands and Architecture’. The winner will be rewarded with a nice price, but most of all with the honor: his design will be realized and will be a legal coin within the Netherlands.

Fig.01: The real coin back side

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3 comments… add one
  • Winter Nov 1, 2008 @ 23:09

    Nice. I drew a picture like that once with Karbon. It was called ‘Grey Skies’.

  • Horst Nov 3, 2008 @ 7:24

    I thought that the the EURO is valid throughout the entire EURO zone – not only in single countries?!

  • Paul Apr 24, 2009 @ 21:42

    Did you think they would build a whole new mint to make them? They are minted at the same facilities that the old coins were done, in each country as they need to issue currency.

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