Penny Portrait Kit

Learn facts about the 16th president while creating a mosaic poster using his coined likeness.
created by

Maury McCoy

$24.00

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Maury McCoy

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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.

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

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.

Made in the USA
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.
Item ID
24905

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Please note: This item is not available to ship outside of the U.S.


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UncommonGoodsPenny Portrait Kit
 
4.0

(based on 6 reviews)

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5.0

Great little gift

By 

from Virginia

Pros

  • Easily Completed
  • Great Coin Chemistry Use
  • Looks Great Finished

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about UncommonGoods Penny Portrait Kit:

      My husband is an avid coin collector. He enjoyed preparing the coins. The portrait was a rainy day project and it is hanging in his study.

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

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      5.0

      Very clever idea - was a great gift

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      from Grand Rapids, MI

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      Comments about UncommonGoods Penny Portrait Kit:

      A great gift idea for a kid that has everything

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

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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 UncommonGoods 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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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        difficult to keep together

        By 

        from midwest

        Pros

        • Wonderful concept

        Cons

        • School Glue Poor Choice

        Best Uses

          Comments about UncommonGoods 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 UncommonGoods 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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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Includes a 1943 Steel Penny!

          By 

          from Austin, TX

          Pros

          • fun

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about UncommonGoods 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
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Other

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