New Issue: ‘World’s first interactive app coin’ released

Britain’s Pobjoy Mint recently announced the release of a new coin that ventures into the world of “Angry Birds.”

Issued on behalf of Sierra Leone in conjunction with Rovio Entertainment Corporation, the makers of the Angry Birds video game franchise, the coin features the character Red Bird and includes a special Zappar code that allows you to enter Bird World and interact with the Angry Birds.

Angry Birds hatched as a casual mobile game but has since blossomed into one of the most beloved entertainment brands in the world, inspiring more than a dozen games, billions of consumer products, several animated series and a blockbuster movie.


In the centre of the story is the epic battle between the flightless birds and the green pigs. Why do they fight? The pigs keep orchestrating outlandish schemes for stealing the birds’ eggs to bring back to their greedy king—but these eggs contain the birds’ precious hatchlings, which the birds must protect at all cost. Using whatever means necessary, the birds, led by the reclusive Red, must find a way to foil the cleverest of the pigs’ plans.

The coin features Red with the landscape of Bird Island in the background. Presented in a bespoke colour pack, the coin’s Zappar code can be scanned by the Zappar app on a mobile phone, which allows you to interact with the game’s characters.

Issued in coloured uncirculated cupro-nickel, this $1 coin has a weight of 28.28 grams; a 36.60-mm diameter; and a mintage of 10,000 pieces.

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