I've been a while since we've had a story on coin art. Here's an Arizona man who built a pyramid of over one million cents in hopes of
snagging a Guinness world record. From the New York Post. -Editor
An Arizona man can finally put his penny-pinching days behind him.
After three years of meticulous work, Cory Nielsen, 55 from Phoenix, has completed construction on what he hopes will be crowned the world's
largest coin pyramid, after placing the final penny on June 16.
Now, 1,030,315 pennies and 46 YouTube videos later, Nielsen made the announcement via his aptly named channel, Penny Building Fool, posting a
six-minute time-lapse of the building process.
“It measures 65 stacks across by 65 stacks back by 65 stacks high. Each stack contains 11 pennies,” he explains in the description of the
Even more impressive, there is no glue involved.
“I'm free stacking these — no glue, welding or anything other than simply balancing on top of each other.”
The hopeful world record holder, who spent a real-time total of 1.8 years on building the coin pyramid, now anxiously awaits his title after
applying for the record with The Guinness Book of World Records.
After that, he plans to cash them in at the bank.
To read the complete article, see:
Arizona man builds pyramid out
of 1 million pennies in world record attempt
Wayne Homren, Editor
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