By Jonathan Raymond
(RNN) – Believe it or not, MacCoin is not a cryptocurrency.
The Big Mac turns 50 this year, and McDonald’s is celebrating by creating what it calls a “global currency” that will come with, and then later redeem, Big Mac burgers.
McDonald’s is minting more than 6.2 million of the coins across 50 countries. There will be five different designs, in seven different languages, for the five decades of the Big Mac.
Beginning Aug. 2 and running through the end of the year, customers can get a MacCoin with a Big Mac, and starting the next day they will be able to use the coin for another, free Big Mac.
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