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Batman augmented reality coin released

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Fans of the Caped Crusader can buy new gold and silver Batman coins from APMEX, the exclusive distributor in North America. They commemorate the 75th anniversary of the comic book and movie character.

The 2014 Niue Batman 75th Anniversary coin.

The 2014 Niue Batman 75th Anniversary coin kit.

As a bonus there is a 3-D Augmented Reality experience for users of Apple or Android tablets or mobile phone. On these devices can be launched a 3-D image of Batman alongside the coin.

Mintage of the quarter-ounce $25 gold coin from the Pacific island nation of Niue is 750. On obverse is a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. It has a proof finish, is .9999 fine and has a diameter of 22 millimeters.

Obverse of the coin.

Obverse of the coin.

Mintage for Niue’s $5 silver coin is 7,500. Each piece contains two troy ounces of silver, is .999 fine, has a proof finish and is 50.8mm in diameter.

The 3-D experience is launched, according to the promoters, through a free 75 YEARS of BATMAN™ application available from the iTunes App Store or Google Play.

After downloading the app, a user can hold their device’s camera over the coin as it nests inside specially created game board (a free game board is included with each coin and is also available as a free download alongside the app). Within moments, the Caped Crusader appears right before your eyes, ready to fight crime with his Batarang and grappel gun.

Reverse of the coin.

Reverse of the coin.

There is a “selfie” picture mode where you and your friends can snap a close-up picture standing alongside the Dark Knight.

Check out the app video:

For details and prices, visit the APMEX website.

This article was originally printed in Numismatic News Express.
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