Wednesday, March 26, 2008


Here is a link that shows the pic of the mosaic portrait of Abraham Lincoln made out of pennies and the artists.

Spluch: Lincoln Portrait Made Out Of Pennies

I learned of this portrait from my E-mail newsletter of "THE COFFEE BREAK - Friday, February 22, 2008". Here is a link to the site,

but I could not find the exact article in archives, but here is the content from that newslettre:

"2,400 pennies comprise Lincoln portrait. A father and son in New Rochelle, N.Y., said they are donating a portrait of Abraham Lincoln comprised of 2,400 pennies to a local school.

Jeff Haber and his son, Danny, said the portrait, their third of the 16th president made from the coins that bear his image, will be donated to New Rochelle High School, The (White Plains, N.Y.) Journal News reported Thursday. Danny, 15, is a sophomore at the high school.

The elder Haber said they were inspired to create the currency art after seeing a similarly made Lincoln portrait at the Ripley's Believe It Or Not museum in Florida in 2000. He said their first work of presidential art is hanging in their home, while the second was sold to the Ripley's museum for $500. "I had a ton of pennies,"
Jeff Haber said. "I have 30 years of collected pennies."

Haber said none of the pennies were color-treated to create the artwork -- the different shades of the coins used are due to age and usage, he said. "It's the only coin that has dark and light," he said. "We didn't do anything to the coins. None of the pennies are altered"

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