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        #  #              #  #              #  #              #  #             #  #    
     #        #        #        #        #        #        #        #       #        #
    #  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?

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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.

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    $\begingroup$ I mean, i spent over an hour trying to figure this out and you make it so simple. what is life $\endgroup$ – Dr. Roggia Mar 23 '17 at 16:34
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    $\begingroup$ Was there a deliberate reason for the locations of numbers within their circles or no? $\endgroup$ – n_plum Mar 23 '17 at 16:35
  • $\begingroup$ @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 $\endgroup$ – Dr. Roggia Mar 23 '17 at 16:37
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    $\begingroup$ @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. $\endgroup$ – n_plum Mar 23 '17 at 16:38
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    $\begingroup$ @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. $\endgroup$ – Gareth McCaughan Mar 23 '17 at 16:49

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