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penny portrait kit

by Maury McCoy $24.00

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Penny Pincher

Put those pennies to good use! This poster set lets kids use the change they've collected over the years to create a copper-hued portrait of Abraham Lincoln. Instructions explain which penny patina variations go where and an educational booklet features facts about the 16th president and the history of the penny, along with scientific information like simple chemistry experiments using pennies and household materials. This kit is perfect for little history buffs, budding scientists, and coin collectors alike! Printed in Austin, Texas.

Unfortunately, this item cannot ship outside of the United States at this time.

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Item ID
24905
Ages
8+
Made from
paper, steel
Measurements
Poster: 24" L x 18" W
Notes
Kit Includes: poster, instructions, educational booklet, and a commemorative penny. Glue and additional pennies not included.

WARNING:
CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.

  • the maker

Maury McCoy

Maury McCoy is a freelance graphic designer living in Austin, TX. His background is diverse including working as a 3D animator and video game producer. The inspiration for this product came from having a jar of pennies, a fondness for our 16th president and too much free time! Numerous attempts were made to create an image that is both easy to assemble and a convincing optical illusion. What started out as a simple proof of concept on the computer turned into something he was finally content with 38 versions later.

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PENNY PORTRAIT KIT
 
3.5

(based on 4 reviews)

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75%

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    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (5)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
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5.0

Loved it!

By 

from Cincinnati

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Unique And Fun To Do

Cons

  • Coin Selection Vital

Best Uses

    Comments about PENNY PORTRAIT KIT:

    Vital to plan ahead, work from inside out and choose the right coins, as directed.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes, Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Child
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Father’s Day

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    3.0

    difficult to keep together

    By 

    from midwest

    Pros

    • Wonderful concept

    Cons

    • School Glue Poor Choice

    Best Uses

      Comments about PENNY PORTRAIT KIT:

      Pennies do not want to stay put and the poster is very heavy once assembled. Having a hard time getting the pennies to stay on with simple school glue.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes, Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Child

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      1.0

      Not exactly what I thought

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      from Wheeling, Il

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            Comments about PENNY PORTRAIT KIT:

            Thought this product would be a little more durable, item said it came with an educational booklet features facts about the 16th president and the history of the penny, along with scientific information. Nothing but a poster was in the tube. No instructions just a poster. Purchased another item to give for Christmas.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Child
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Christmas or Hanukkah

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            5.0

            Includes a 1943 Steel Penny!

            By 

            from Austin, TX

            Pros

            • fun

            Cons

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                Comments about PENNY PORTRAIT KIT:

                It should be noted this kit also comes with a 1943 steel penny for the budding numismatist!

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                • No, No
                • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                • Self
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                • Other

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