No, I’m not talking about how to earn money by working for Canonical. This is a post about actually designing a new piece of currency using open source software, especially Python. A quick summary: The Netherlands wanted to commemorate its rich history in the field of architecture, so they held a contest for the creation of a new coin. Using a bunch of open source software and many hours of hard work, both on the artistic and engineering side of things, Stani Michiels was able to come up with a truly inspiring design. Please read his blog post for some great, large pictures and a detailed overview of the process he used.