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
curiousity. 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 arbritary to how much
it’s worth to someone, the meaning behind the different comination of words
* 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.