Mom's Giant Coin Really Makes Cents

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    cybercore New Member

    Jul 7, 2009
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    Make a penny, leave a penny.

    That's how one cash-strapped Michigan woman obtained the 84,000 pennies she used to construct a gigantic replica of a 1-cent coin, which won her artistic acclaim and allowed her to share her inspirational story.

    Wander Martich says she only started building her massive coin after she was forced to pinch pennies when she went through a divorce, lost her home to foreclosure and lost her job in 2006.

    A cash-strapped Michigan mom turned 84,000 pennies into a priceless work of art. After going through a difficult period in which she was forced to pinch pennies, Wander Martich decided to create this massive 1-cent piece, which was recently acquired by Ripley's Believe It or Not.

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