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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 13, March 26, 2006, Article 11

RECORD-SETTING COIN MURAL MADE OF 100,000 CENTS

According to an article in the Pioneer Press of Minneapolis, "It's
almost official: The largest permanent mural made of coins is in
Minneapolis.

On Saturday, Secretary of State Mary Kiffmeyer measured a mural
inside a taco shop at Seventh Street and Marquette Avenue in
downtown Minneapolis and, at 209.5 square feet, pronounced it
larger than the previous record holder in Ranchero, Calif.

Now all Bill Himmelwright has to do is send in the paperwork to
Guinness World Records, culminating 2 months of plastering pennies
to the wall of his restaurant to make a giant beef burrito.

The mural measures 10 feet tall by almost 20 feet wide and is
made up of 100,000 pennies, give or take. That's about $1,000."

"Himmelwright crafted the burrito's shell and other features
using natural color variation in pennies. He estimates he and
friends combed through 365,000 pennies to come up with 55,000
coins that were brown."

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  Wayne Homren, Editor

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