For years, the coins have been pushed into the trees by passersby, many of whom believe the legend that doing so will bring them good luck.
There are other legends surrounding the coins as well. For example, some believed that wizened tree stumps were homes for deities and supernatural creatures.
In fact, many people would bring coins and other gifts to the trees on Christmas or other special occasions, hoping to offer some goodwill to the divine entities that lived there.
Today, the coins are an amazing sight to behold, and the different currencies, many of them from different centuries, serve as a fascinating window into the past.
For UK residents, the tradition is similar to the American practice of hooking padlocks to a fence for love it makes people feel like they are putting something positive and long-lasting into the world.
Looking at these beautiful images (and knowing the history behind them), its hard to disagree.