Penny holder

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Project by Alexandre posted 02-05-2013 10:25 PM 1092 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch


The reason why I made this is because, on February the 4th, 2013, the Canadian Mint said they’ll stop circulating pennies! That’s right! NO PENNIES!
So obviously, It was worth saving ONE penny, and sending the rest back into stores for them to send them to the mint.

  1. The wood I used is a 1 3/4” block of Maple. It is 3/4” thick.
  2. A penny is 3/4” wide. Perfect for a forstner bit to drill it.
  3. After drilling the 3/4” hole, I drilled a 1/4” hole to house a “1/4 Lee valley magnet ...
  4. The penny is easily removed, since a 1/2” magnet is stronger than a 1/4” magnet.
  5. I might just put a coat of mineral oil and beeswax on the wood.
  6. I’m still considering on making a cover…

Now, How much do you think a Canadian penny is going to be worth in about 150 years? lol.

Also, this penny has some story to it.
It is a new penny, shiny and 2011..

I found it while walking home from school, outside the grocery store.

Thanks for looking.
Hope you enjoyed.
Remember, All comments are Welcome!

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#1 posted 02-05-2013 10:56 PM

I think in 150 years a Canadian penny will be worth about 2 cents- Canadian; or $10,000- American.

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#2 posted 02-05-2013 11:13 PM

Nice of you to save something for future generations.

I suppose giving your “2 cent’s worth” will be lost to history as well….....

As for the penny itself, you should think about preserving it also, but a coin collector would be the best source for preservatives!

-- Dean

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#3 posted 02-05-2013 11:21 PM

Dean, I’m probably going to give it a good clean, then vacuum seal the whole thing(wood and all) into a plastic bag :)

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#4 posted 02-05-2013 11:42 PM

Cool idea Alexandre, May the Canadian penny RIP :))

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#5 posted 02-06-2013 12:16 AM

Ahhh nice tribute to is what is sure to happen here in the US anytime. Then they will raise the price up an everything.

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#6 posted 02-06-2013 02:13 AM

I don’t know if you did it on purpose or not, but I like the grain on the front of your wood block! I am pretty sure there will be no shortage of Canadian pennies, since me and about 10 million other people have a Ragu jar somewhere in their house filled with about 17 pounds of them.

Your little display is very cool!

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