Seed Money

Watch your money grow! The seeds embedded in these paper coins will sprout into flowers, herbs and veggies.
created by

Lea Redmond

$12.50

Lea Redmond created by

Lea Redmond

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Grow Your Green

These special coins may look like small change, but the change they make can bring pure delight. Instead of metal, they're minted from handmade paper embedded with seeds, so you can plant them in the ground and watch your investment grow.

There are four different coins with charming designs on front and back from Lea Redmond, and each one carries a different kind of seed: pennies grow non-invasive flowers such as Black-Eyed Susan, Spurred Snapdragon, and Shirley Poppy; nickles grow herbs like thyme, dill, basil and cilantro; dimes sprout root vegetables like carrot, parsnip, and turnip; quarters grow a salad mix with bibb, Black Simpson, Salad Bowl Red, radicchio, and endive. The coins look like hand-drawn versions of real money and are printed on a letterpress, which gives them a realistic, 3D texture. The front of each is emblazoned with the motto "In soil we trust," and words on the back direct the recipient to plant the coin. Plant them, gift them, drop them on the sidewalk for others to pick up, leave some with your tip at a restaurant, hide some in a vending machine coin slot—you'll spread seeds of happiness wherever you go. Made in the USA.

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Made in California

Lea Redmond

created by

Lea Redmond

location

California

Lea Redmond believes that even the smallest, subtlest experience can change the world. She is graduated from Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA where she studied philosophy, politics and environmental studies. Her honors senior thesis project was about the curious ways that artifacts and words can catch our attention and invite us to have life-changing insights. Before setting up her creative studio, Lea curated an exhibit about the history of wool in the Pacific Northwest, spread the word about Fair Trade Certified coffee, taught a bookmaking and haiku class at The Edible Schoolyard, coordinated a creek restoration project in Oregon, and even assisted a scent alchemist for a spell.

Leafcutter Designs, her creative workshop in Oakland, CA seeks to create a more playful, peaceful world by offering curious goods, surprising services, and participatory projects. She is passionate about making things that spark thinking, tell stories, and invite others to imagine.

Handmade Recycled Made in the USA
Made from
seeds, cotton, recycled paper, letter press ink
Measurements
Coins: .7"- .78" Dia: 50 coins
Care
Plant coins .25" underneath soil in sunny area and keep moist for 2 weeks to encourage sprouting,then separate and space appropriately to grow wildflowers, herbs, and vegetables. Seeds will keep for 1-3 years; store in a cool dry place.
Notes
Each bag of 50 will include 20 pennies (wildflowers), 10 nickels (herbs), 10 dimes (root crops), and 10 quarters (salad greens).
Item ID
23415

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Most of our items are in stock and will ship quickly. Orders for in-stock items placed before 5pm ET Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays, will ship:
Economy shipping:
within 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
Standard shipping:
within 4 days, arriving 5 business days after the order was placed.
Preferred shipping:
within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
Expedited shipping:
within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.
Express shipping:
will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.

Please note: This item is not available to ship outside of the U.S.

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UncommonGoodsSeed Money
 
4.6

(based on 51 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (37)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

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94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (19)
  • Easy to use (17)
  • Accurate instructions (6)
  • Solid construction (6)
  • Unique (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Gardening (34)
  • Outdoor amusement (16)
  • Garden (9)
  • Indoors (5)
  • Outdoors (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Getting started (22), Avid gardener (13), Master gardener (6)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (11)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (45)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

A clever gift that made a lot of 'cents'

A friend recently cooked me a delicious dinner on the grill with vegetables from her garden. As a thank-you, I sent her this bag of seed money. It was the perfect gift!

A friend recently cooked me a delicious dinner on the grill with vegetables from her garden. As a thank-you, I sent her this bag of seed money. It was the perfect gift!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Luck of the Draw

I bought two of these bags as a Mother's Day gift! One for my mom, and another for my grandma. The designs of the coins are cute and clever, and I loved the...Read complete review

I bought two of these bags as a Mother's Day gift! One for my mom, and another for my grandma. The designs of the coins are cute and clever, and I loved the idea of it! My grandma is like a master gardener, and while my mom might not have a green thumb, I thought it'd be a great thing for me to help her plant and take care of.

Unfortunately, out of those two bags, only two coins sprouted anything. I understand there's no way to guarantee seeds to sprout, but that small of a turnover rate was definitely disappointing for us.
Buyers remember that, as with any seeds, there's a chance that they won't grow at all!

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1.0

I absolutely loved the concept...but wish it worked

By 

from Suffolk County, New York

About Me Master Gardener

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors
      • Outdoors

      Comments about UncommonGoods Seed Money:

      So My Dog sitter refuses to take money from me, so I try to give her creative gifts, for V-day I gave her some seed money and a handmade Potter's pot for UCG as well. Sadly she is an amazing gardener and she claim that not one coin produced anything. I am kinda sad, i thought that was the perfect gift.

      Service and delivery comments:

      Yes UCG is always a fantastic shipper

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      4.0

      Great Idea

      By 

      from Elkins, WV

      About Me Getting Started

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Clever

      Cons

      • Small In Size

      Best Uses

      • Garden
      • Promotional Item

      Comments about UncommonGoods Seed Money:

      I am considering using it as a business promo. The price is a little high for the size. I would prefer it to be available for bulk purchasing. I can't see the seeds in the coins. That would be a better thing as well--to make sure the client "gets it".

      Service and delivery comments:

      Delivery was prompt but ordering thru mobile phone was a little clunky. I ordered two when I wanted only one because I couldn't easily correct the order on the phone.

      • Primary use:
      • Business
       
      4.0

      My students will love these.

      By 

      from Virginia

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive
      • variety

      Cons

      • had to purchase more to get one of each for kids

      Best Uses

        Comments about UncommonGoods Seed Money:

        I hope the seeds are viable so that the children have success growing the plants.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
         
        5.0

        The Amazing Gift I Received

        By 

        from Los angeles

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Accurate Instructions

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Garden
          • Outdoors

          Comments about UncommonGoods Seed Money:

          Loved getting this in my stocking. Will use in my backyard!

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
           
          5.0

          Great product!

          By 

          from Miami, FL

          About Me Getting Started

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Accurate Instructions
          • Attractive

          Cons

          • Flimsy

          Best Uses

          • Garden
          • Outdoors

          Comments about UncommonGoods Seed Money:

          I just started a garden in my backyard, so this was perfect! My daughter loved the designs on the pouch and on the coins! So many interesting things... for example there are so many different plants you could grow! They are a bit flimsy, but overall a great product. Would by again.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
           
          5.0

          "Unique!"

          By 

          from San Diego

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Accurate Instructions

          Cons

          • Unattractive

          Best Uses

          • Garden
          • Indoors
          • Outdoors
          • Patio

          Comments about UncommonGoods Seed Money:

          My fellow board members found this gift absolutely unique! Each said they'd never seen an item like it!

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
           
          5.0

          seeds

          By 

          from york beach me

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Accurate Instructions
          • Healthy
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoors

            Comments about UncommonGoods Seed Money:

            very good service

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
             
            5.0

            A gardener's delight

            By 

            from Western NY

            About Me Getting Started

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Garden

              Comments about UncommonGoods Seed Money:

              Will be great fun to plant in the spring

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
               
              5.0

              Put on fun list

              By 

              from Atlanta

              About Me Getting Started

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Accurate Instructions
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Garden
                • Indoors
                • Patio

                Comments about UncommonGoods Seed Money:

                Person receiving had a ole.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                A clever gift that made a lot of 'cents'

                By 

                from Bellmore, NY

                About Me Avid Gardener

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Accurate Instructions
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Garden

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Seed Money:

                  A friend recently cooked me a delicious dinner on the grill with vegetables from her garden. As a thank-you, I sent her this bag of seed money. It was the perfect gift!

                  Service and delivery comments:

                  This product arrived in record time.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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