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December 11, 2012 AT 12:00 am

The Mendicant – Gorgeous cubes made out of matrix of pennies by Robert Wechsler

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The Mendicant – Gorgeous cubes made out of matrix of pennies by Robert Wechsler via colossal -

With fifty billion currently in circulation, the penny is one of humanity’s most numerous objects, but despite its commonality, it is an extraordinarily rich artifact. As a symbol of American culture, it is on par with the Statue of Liberty. It is a monument to a beloved president. It is a proclamation of a national faith and creed. It is a time stamped record of our civilization. As much ornament as legal tender, the penny is equal parts form and function. It defines elegance just as its ubiquity, low monetary value, and high symbolic value defines humility.

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