There are just a few weeks left to use up all those extra pennies before they become cash register currency non grata. And while they will eventually become a collector’s item, it may take a while to ratchet up any sort of real value while there are technically still millions of them floating around.
So if you’re looking for an interesting way to convert your one-cent coins into something useful (a way that doesn’t involve melting them down for steel and nickel, that is), you may consider taking a decorating page from Ryan Lange and Emily Belden.
As MSN reports, the Chicago couple painstakingly laid down 59,670 pennies to convert the shiny (and not-so-shiny) coins into a new bedroom floor.
"We'd been looking up options and were thinking about being green when I said we should just tile the floor in pennies," Lange told the news network, explaining that he received inspiration from similar projects he sawRead More »from Chicago couple glues 60,000 pennies onto new bedroom floor