Tom Sheehan passed along this story his daughter came across about the world's largest coin pyramid. I didn't know this was
a Guinness category! -Editor
Baltic nation of Lithuania on Saturday unveiled what it billed as the world's largest-ever coin pyramid ahead of its switch from the litas
currency to the euro on January 1.
Volunteers spent nearly three weeks arranging one million coins, worth 10,000 litas (2,900 euros), into a pyramid over one metre (yard) tall.
"We have certainly beaten the world record. Previously, the biggest pyramid of this kind was made up of 600,000 coins", said 26-year-old
volunteer Domas Jokubauskis.
All the coins will eventually be donated to a children's charity.
The Baltic nation of three million, which joined the EU in 2004, will become the 19th member of the eurozone on January 1, 2015.
The litas helped to consolidate Lithuania's statehood on the two occasions it restored independence from Moscow, in 1918 and 1990.
The new euro coins will still feature the national coat of arms -- featuring a knight on horseback with a sword and shield -- which has identified
the country's currency since the 14th century.
To read the complete article, see:
Lithuania Just Made The Largest Coin Pyramid
Wayne Homren, Editor
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