Penny Portrait Kit

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

Maury McCoy

$24.00

created by

Maury McCoy

read more about the maker

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
Ingredients
Notes
Kit Includes: poster, instructions, educational booklet, and a commemorative penny. Glue and additional pennies not included.
Item ID
24905

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Economy shipping:
within 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
Standard shipping:
within 4 days, arriving 5 business days after the order was placed.
Preferred shipping:
within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
Expedited shipping:
within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.
Express shipping:
will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.

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

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A penny portrait is not just a portrait, it's fine art!

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If I'm in need of the perfect unique gift, I know I can count on Uncommon Goods to have it.

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A great product

5

Grandson thought this was the greatest thing I could ever have gotten him. Was challenging but fun to do.

Grove City, PA

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I was very disappointed with this item.

1

For the price of the item, the pennies should have come with it. It is misleading from the picture. It is a flimsy poster. A poster that I paid $24 plus.

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Great little gift

5

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.

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Very clever idea - was a great gift

5

A great gift idea for a kid that has everything

Grand Rapids, MI

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Loved it!

5

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

Cincinnati

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difficult to keep together

3

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.

midwest

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Not exactly what I thought

1

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.

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Includes a 1943 Steel Penny!

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

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