Penny Pyramid


Three years ago set out on a special journey to build the world's largest pyramid of stacked pennies. He started with just a few thousand pennies and a dream, but today, he's inching closer to finally accomplishing his goal. The current record for a coin pyramid stands at 1,000,935 coins and was set in 2014 by a couple of guys from the small Baltic country of Lithuania, as a way to celebrate the adoption of the euro. Nielsen claims that they had a team of 100 people working on it - although I haven't been able to verify if that is true - but he decided he could build an even bigger one by himself. He currently is less than 100,000 pennies away from breaking the world record and has been documenting his progress through periodically-released videos that show just how far he's come in the last three years. The base of of his coin behemoth has grown constantly and it is now made up of 65 x 65 rows of stacked pennies. His soon-to-be record-breaking coin pyramid currently consists of 938,322 neatly stacked pennies. That's nearly $10,000 worth of humble pennies, with a combined weight of 5,792 pounds. Nielsen has already received the last 100,000 pennies he'll need to break the record and hopes to stack them all onto his giant pyramid by the end of this month.

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