Ever lay a coin on the ground and see watch people’s reactions?
Why not put a sticker on the back with a word to peak the finder’s curiosity. Or even better yet, use a combination of words so when the coins are picked up they can be read several different ways. Just as coins add up to a certain amount of money, these phrases will add up to a certain amount of of meaning.
Just as 45 cents is arbitrary to how much it’s worth to someone, the meaning behind the different combination of words is arbitrary.
- is there peace
- there is peace
- peace is there
“Peace” also sounds like “piece” kinda relating to coins. Coins are a piece of a dollar. Another word possibility is using the word “change.”
Here is a selected sampling of nickels that I placed around downtown Chicago. On the left of each example is a closeup photo showing the words on the nickels. After placing the nickels and taking this photo, I would flip the coins over to hide the message. On the right of each example is a photo showing the context of the nickel placement in the public.