This Giant Lincoln Portrait Was Made From Tiny Lincoln Portraits on Pennies

By Andrew Liszewski on at

The next time you clean out your change jar and find yourself with £92.34 worth of pennies you don’t feel like lugging to the bank, why not turn them into a nine-feet tall, six-feet white mosaic portrait of the Queen that would look great over your fireplace — if you’re strong enough to lift it into place.

That's exactly what someone did with their American pennies – well, a portrait of Abraham Lincoln in this case. In total it took 14,833 hand-placed pennies to create this portrait, but the task is made extra difficult given you need to make sure the penny is clean enough, or dirty enough, to create the proper shading for Lincoln’s likeness. [YouTube]