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Thank you for the facts. Always a great part of conversation. :-)
This is absolutely right up my alley. Great project!
This would be amazing as a kitchen counter... or bathroom tiling.
Well, in Canada - they have stopped minting pennies so that might be a viable legal option. I gotta say though - at almost $3 bucks a square foot there are lots of other, more attractive and dare I say less tedious options available for a unique desk top. Just sayin'
I make it $2.96 per sq Ft.Calc:Hex-packed circle density is 0.90689968211 (all figures here are approx.)Diameter of US 1c = 19.05 mm. Area of 1c coin = pi*r^2 = pi*(19.05/2)^2 = 285.022956992 sqmm. Therefore close-packed 1c coins per sqm =1000*1000/285.022956992*0.90689968211 = 3181.84784721 or 3181.84784721/3.28084^2 per sq Ft = 295.603318905 1c coins per sq FtDom
18 U.S.C. § 331–Mutilation, Diminution, and Falsification of Coins.Whoever fraudulently alters, defaces, mutilates, impairs,diminishes, falsifies, scales, or lightens any of the coins coinedat the mints of the United States, or any foreign coins which areby law made current or are in actual use or circulation as moneywithin the United States; orWhoever fraudulently possesses, passes, utters, publishes, orsells, or attempts to pass, utter, publish, or sell, or brings intothe United States, any such coin, knowing the same to be altered,defaced, mutilated, impaired, diminished, falsified, scaled, orlightened –Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than fiveyears, or both.SO, people, stop freaking. It is totally NOT illegal. Enjoy!
Destroying money is a federal crime. Just a heads up.
Along with checking your penny-stock for older (read: valuable) pennies, let me make another suggestion... if you find a few Canadian pennies, don't just throw them away! By putting 1-5 of them on your penny-desktop, it now becomes a puzzle to find them amongst all the others. :-) - zonkerharris
IMHO your 7 cents with the variations is, how can I put it . . . cool.As for the cents table, very clever. I did wonder how the raised texture would be handled but the "bar table" coating answered my question.A great project and for the most part an excellent bunch of comments and suggestions! - duke121
Thanks for instructions. A little while ago, I added a brick walkway from the front gate to the front door. At the end of the walkway, I was left with a space that is unusual. At the time, and know I have a LOTTA PENNIES, I thought to fill it in with the pennies. Thanks for additional information - sonopasquale
Table looks great, nice job. ( Scroll down for some laughs ) - ANGELOZ3
I'm sorry I don't remember the name of tile store I purchased the grout at...I do however remember it was a custom grout , and it was quite expensive... That was my first Pennie Ball i made, I've made several since and I found that solid colored grouts such as beige or even black looks great because , if you glue your pennies on the ball as close as you can, the spaces between aren't really noticeable...but, no matter what color grout you choice to go with...your going to be amazed how beautiful and unique your artwork looks...people will think you must have spent LOTS of money for such beautiful garden art... good luck...Kellee - kelleebabes
GENIUS! I love it - lhlesch
The federal government does not have a problem with the complete destruction of any type of currency be it coins or paper bills. That merely has the effect of strengthening the currency, its negligible if not even measurable. Attempting to alter the value of any sort of currency is something they will prosecute to the fullest degree possible. Only the government has the authority to do that. Have you not noticed that when the value of silver went up the mint [government] changed to zinc plated copper and then released those new coins as dimes and quarters. Our money today is only valuable because we agree to accept that a FEDERAL RESERVE NOTE has value even if there is nothing in the federal reserve to back up those notes. - Daelke
Yes. As I already stated I was incorrect regarding the dates when the copper penny went to zinc. There probably are other variances I am not aware of, and yes I confused silver in dimes and quarters with the minting dates for pennies. - Daelke
It is very nice! With all of the comments about the legality of using currency like seen in this instruct-able, it made me wonder about all of those quarters I had pressed in Hawaii (USS Arizona site), Yellowstone and Mount Rushmore. All of those locations had a machine where you pay $2.00, then you turn a handle that squishes a quarter into a nice little keepsake. Are those illegal as well? - KevinK19
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