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19 Sep 2014

Seed Coins

| Cassie

What do you like best about this idea? Could this be a neat segue into numismatics? It is definitely great for our planet, and may spur up some interest in the hobby!

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Mike

Level 7

My mother and father used to say what do you think money grows on trees. Why not.

Numinerd9

Level 5

That's awesome - now you can literally watch your money grow! This reminds me of the products from a company called Iris Industries. They make building materials from recycled items like magazines, blue jeans, as well as seeds - and yes, also shredded BEP currency! Their recycled seed and currency products are so cool! Check 'em out on their website: http://www.iris-industries.com/ So if I plant a $5 gold piece, will it sprout more gold coins? Can I then make hybrids from it and grow quarter eagles too?

Cassie

Level 4

AH, yes I love the sample that Iris sent you. Having it hand and looking at it through a loupe is just fascinating! Very neat concept. You could tile your whole home with the material if you wanted! You can sure try/hope some gold coins would pop up! You are running wild with the seed coin idea. Hybrids? Gold coins? quarter eagles? This company needs to pick your brain and make it happen!

luv2collect

Level 4

cool! I do like my old silver, though...

Cassie

Level 4

It is interesting. I am sure you do and there is nothing wrong with that!! :)

Longstrider

Level 6

I think I'm missing something here. Are you suggesting use actual plant seeds as money?

Cassie

Level 4

No, not trying to use them as money. Using them as gifts or a interesting segue into coin collecting. Could you imagine, as a kid or kid at heart, getting something that looks like a coin, then realizing you can plant it, or eat from it? That is what these are, they are based on legal tender...but used for giving life, are biodegradable, and fun! I was thinking of selling them in the gift shop around spring.

user_9998

Level 5

That does look cool!

Cassie

Level 4

They are pretty neat, I just like the idea that you can leave this money anywhere and it will provide a delightful little surprise.

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