Minnesota Nickel

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The expression "Minnesota Nice" refers to the somewhat passive nature of upper Midwesterners; the tendency to work hard, help a neighbor, or spend a little extra time in conversation. However, as more and more people leave the region or get caught up in modern life, and prefer to communicate via text or email, it seems that this mannerism is either in the decline or never existed. This project is designed to challenge the "Minnesota Nice" mindset by asking participants to share this wooden coin when witnessing the act of a nice deed.

Inspired by early 20th Century promotional tokens, given to potential customers and promising some kind of trade or discount, these 1.5 inch wooden disks have no material value. Instead, their value is in the promise or representation of the acknowledgment and gratitude of a kind deed. Each coin states simple directions about the project and how to document and share the moment online. It also has a unique serial number so that each coin can be tracked as it passes from person to person.

It is not the intention of this project to encourage nice behavior or transform a society; the nice deed has already been completed before the coin is passed. Instead, the coins provide a quiet moment of acknowledgement, a simple reward to a kind individual while challenging the original holder to examine, seek-out, and determine whether or not an act is kind and deserving of a token. This critique will vary from person to person, the acts may be large or small, and the recipient may not believe their act was indeed nice.

Since it is important that the action associated with the Minnesota Nickel remain the focus, nickels cannot be purchased at a profit to the artist. All donations made on this site are to compensate the artist for materials associated with production and distribution. All donors to the site will receive a coorelating number of nickels to share with 'nice' people everywhere.

Donors will receive...

5 nickels for $2.00
10 nickels for $3.50
50 nickels for $10.00
100 nickels for $17.00
200 nickels for $32.00

More information can be found at:

Donors are asked to email their addresses to: sulegatt@sulegatt.com so nickels can be mailed.

If GoFundMe goal is met, 4000 nickels will be added to circulation. Currently, there are approximately 1000.

Thank you for your interest and support!
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Thank you to everyone who donated to this camp gain. Series #2 was a great success and made it possible to donate an additional 2500 nickels to the wonderful volunteers at Super Bowl 52.

Watch out for Series #3; it's coming sooner than I anticipated!
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Here at Minnesota Nice, we believe it's more important to ask how we can give rather than what we can receive during the holiday season. We know many of you feel the same and try to take a little time out of your busy day to help someone less fortunate.

Our goal is to wrap up this round of funding before the end of the year and get all 4000 Minnesota Nickels sponsored and sent out.

We hope you'll consider helping us with the final $56 needed to achieve this goal.

Nickels will be sent out within days so you can share them with the do-gooders you encounter in the coming weeks.
Special Edition Super Bowl Nickels
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We're very excited to announce that MN Nickel is going to Super Bowl 52 in Minneapolis, MN! 2500 specially coded nickels, will be given to the outstanding volunteers as they work to make this a once-in-a-lifetime experience for so many football fans.

It's not too late to sponsor your own nickels and recognize the efforts of those around you. Donate here to help finish out Round Two of this project and support good deeds everywhere!
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This project has been so well received that I'm only $106 away from the goal of 4000 new nickels in circulation. Please consider sponsoring some nickels to help recognize the good things that happen in our world. Thanks!
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$728 of $640 goal

Raised by 22 people in 19 months
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Created February 22, 2017
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Rich Luker
7 months ago

Your nickels will be spread in Florida!

sandy sampson
9 months ago

XO! Just $1 left!

david roberts
14 months ago

815 forest ave northfield mn 55057 thanks

17 months ago
Michael Nessa
17 months ago

Totally love this.

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