Meanwhile The Penny Floor In Chicago

Chicago based couple, Ryan Lange and Emily Belden glues 59,670 Pennies to to renovate the bedroom floor of their South Loop home. They also documented their penny floor adventure on their website. Checkout 14 awesome pics of the penny floor!!!

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The are of the bedroom floor is 234 square feet (21.7m²) which took 59,670 pennies to cover. You might think this would be costly but they need only $600 worth of coins, not too bad when you consider you are getting a copper mosaic tile floor. Checkout all images to find the details by numbers and some facts about the floor.

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1873 : the oldest penny used; coin features an indian head instead of Abraham Lincoln
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1944 : year of the WWII 440 steel penny used because of a copper shortage
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59,670 : total amount of pennies used
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128 : total number of man-hours it took to lay pennies
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2 : total number of people who made the penny floor possible
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184 : number reruns placed before grouting. (Second Sitters or Reruns – previously-glued pennies that have popped up and need to be re glued prior to grouting. Caused mainly from: lack of glue, pitbull claws, and high-heels.)
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$596.70 : total cost of pennies.
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$2.55 : total cost per square foot x 234sq = 59,670 pennies.
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According to the website, Ryan Lange loves motorcylce-riding, maker of things at HandmadeAmerica.us, penny-laying fool.
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Emily Belden is author of best-selling memoir, Eightysixed. Nerd trapped in a cool kid’s body. Sugar addict. Old Lady in training.
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