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SEB in Estonia sets world record with coin mosaic

SEB in Estonia is now the holder of an official Guinness World Record. This weekend 412 devoted employees helped to add 53,757 coins to a 20 square meter coin mosaic in the form of a debit card. The biggest challenge was to create a so-called QR code, which is a bar code that works with mobile phones.

The world record was associated with SEB's annual summer festival in Rapla county in the western part of the country. The record attempt took place in the official presence of an authorised inspector from Guinness.

The event took place in addition to the usual summer competitions associated with the summer festival. The mosaic was created with 46,241 10-cent coins and the 7,516 5-cent coins. The weight of the whole creation was 219 kg.

By using coins in two colours, the SEB staff succeeded in creating a functioning QR code, a barcode that can be read by mobile phones and used particularly in marketing to lead the reader through to a website or application.