McDonald’s is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Big Mac this month and they’re doing it by releasing their very own limited-edition global currency. It’s called ‘MacCoin’, and every coin can be traded in at a restaurant at any time until the end of 2018 for a Big Mac.

McDonald's Celebrates 50 Years of the Big Mac with MacCoin Currency

Yes, McDonald’s customers around the world who buy a Big Mac at one of the 14,000 participating restaurants will receive a MacCoin. This coin can then be redeemed for a free Big Mac at McDonald’s locations in over 50 countries worldwide anytime from Friday until the end of 2018.

The brass coloured coins will feature five unique designs, each one reflecting one of the decades since the Big Mac was launched. First released in the ’70s, the first coin will depict flower power, while the ’80s coin will allude to pop art, the ’90s coin will be defined by abstract shapes, the early ’00s coin will focus on technology, and the ’10s coin will depict the evolution of communication.


There are also seven languages featured across the different designs to represent some of the participating countries, with Arabic, English, Indonesian, Mandarin, Portuguese, French and Spanish catering for customers in the likes of Saudi Arabia, China and Brazil. Unfortunately the UK isn’t getting involved, however.

McDonald’s say there’ll be more than 6.2 million MacCoins distributed globally until stocks run out. That means after ordering your two all-beef patties, Special Sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, and onions on a sesame seed bun, chances are you’ll be getting another one completely free of charge! Find a full list of participating countries here.


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