Last week we published an article about a giant penny created by a Michigan woman, along with comments on the article questioning its status as art. I asked what readers thought.
Bill Eckberg writes:
I agree with YOU about the issue of whether or not the 10' cent reverse reproduction is art. As you said, it is in the mind of the beholder.
Dan Hamelberg writes:
The lady from Michigan that created the 10 foot penny from 84,000 Lincoln cents should be congratulated. What an effort! This is the kind of exhibit that would attract attention at the ANA convention. Someone should contact the Ripley's Museum and make arrangements to display this creation at the summer ANA, and then perhaps at the ANA museum. I think people of all ages would enjoy seeing this, and I believe kids in particular would enjoy it. As we all know, kids are the future of this hobby, and anything that attracts interest is good for the hobby.
A Flag Made of Cents
On a related note, Pete Smith writes:
Bill Himmelwright is the proprietor of Premium Quality Coins in downtown Minneapolis. On the back wall of his shop is a flag 10.5 feet high and 20 feet wide made from 700 pounds of Lincoln cents. Several images can be seen on the following site:
To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see:
MICHIGAN MOM'S GIANT PENNY: IS IT ART?
Wayne Homren, Editor
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