Money – Coins and Bills

Artists cut, paint, stack, carve and weld coins. They fold and embroider paper bills. Let’s learn about the ways artists creatively reuse money – coins and bills.

This is 100th episode of the Trashmagination podcast, and my husband suggested we celebrate this milestone episode by talking about coins and bills because the word for 100 is French is “cent” and also means penny.

You can listen to my podcast episode on creative reuse of money in this YouTube video. It originally aired in May 2020.

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Carving and Engraving Coins

Hobo nickels – popular sculpture form that involves carving coins

Shaun Hughes

Roman Booteen

Stacey Lee Webber

Jessie Driscoll

Yuken Teruya

How to Cut and Engrave Coins

Painting Coins

Andre Levy

Robin Sealark

Coin Mosaics

Kit to Make an Abraham Lincoln Portrait from Pennies

Make a Penny Table or Floor

Coin Stacking

He Peixi


Welding or Connecting Coins Together

Robert Wechsler

Johnny Swing

Stacey Lee Webber

Raymond Waters

Incorporating Coins into Other Materials

Hirotoshi Ito

Origami Paper Money

Won Park

Books by Won Park (Dollar-Gami Series)

Kristi Malakoff

Sipho Mabona

Embroidered Paper Money

Stacey Lee Webber

Noora Schroderus

Games to Play

Coin Games

Coin Football and Hockey

Money Face Challenge

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