# #When money speaks#

        #  #              #  #              #  #              #  #             #  #
#        #        #        #        #        #        #        #       #        #
#  8       #      #    4     #      #  2       #      #    6     #     #     5    #
#          #      #          #      #          #      #          #     #          #
#        #        #        #        #        #        #        #       #        #
#  #              #  #              #  #              #  #             #  #

#  #              #  #              #  #           #  #             #  #
#        #        #        #        #        #     #        #       #        #
#       Y* #      #        6 #      #     8    #   #       3  #     #        6 #
#          #      #          #      #          #   #          #     #          #
#        #        #        #        #        #     #        #        #       #
#  #              #  #              #  #          #  #              #  #

#  #              #  #              #  #              #  #
#        #        #        #        #        #        #        #
#     R*   #      #    S*    #      #        6 #      #        5 #
#          #      #          #      #          #      #          #
#        #        #        #        #        #        #        #
#  #              #  #              #  #              #  #

#  #              #  #              #  #             #  #              #  #
#        #        #        #        #        #       #        #        #        #
#        8 #      #        4 #      #     6    #     # 4        #      # 8        #
#          #      #          #      #          #     #          #      #          #
#        #        #        #        #        #       #        #        #        #
#  #              #  #              #  #             #  #               #  #

#  #              #  #              #  #
#        #        #        #        #        #
#     4    #      #         4#      #     S*   #
#          #      #          #      #          #
#        #        #        #        #        #
#  #              #  #              #  #



I just dropped a few coins. They have a message for you. Oh and one more thing, a clue rests in the title if you don't get it :-)

Can you find it?

The numbers are

telephone keypad numbers corresponding to letters

and the asterisked letters are

to be interpreted literally.

The clue in the title is

threefold: a reference to the # key on a phone, to the fact that you put coins into payphones, and (of course) to the fact that you speak on the phone.

The message is

THANK YOU FOR SOLVING THIS.

• I mean, i spent over an hour trying to figure this out and you make it so simple. what is life – Dr. Roggia Mar 23 '17 at 16:34
• Was there a deliberate reason for the locations of numbers within their circles or no? – n_plum Mar 23 '17 at 16:35
• @n_palum yes, but can't explain in a comment because of spoilers. But if you think about the answer that Gareth wrote and you have a bit of imagination you can figure it out by yourself – Dr. Roggia Mar 23 '17 at 16:37
• @FrancescoRoggia Oh I get it now.. I thought it would've been clever to have them located as if you were using one of the old spinning wheel payphones. – n_plum Mar 23 '17 at 16:38
• @FrancescoRoggia Sorry! If it makes you feel any better, take a look at my first encounter with this sort of cipher where I spent ages solving 90% of a puzzle ... whose final answer turned out to be one of these and to make no use at all of the earlier bits I'd spent all that time on. – Gareth McCaughan Mar 23 '17 at 16:49