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Oil paintings on pennies [8 pictures]

Sep 13, 2012 By Abraham

Artist Jacqueline Lou Skaggs has created a series of paintings on old pennies

After looking at these blown-up images, it’s easy to forget how small we’re talking about. This last photo should put things back in perspective…

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  1. Kandi says:

    These are spectacular. I wonder, though, how hard it would be to view them in their frames, hanging on the wall. Looks like everyone would have to stoop close, like the lady in the last picture.
    P.S. – “Wheat-back” pennines, as my dad used to call them, are only collectible and/or valuable if there’s no letter under the date on the front (most commonly “D”).

    1. Anita says:

      The only other letter that would be under the date would be a “P” did you not learn anything in American History?

    2. Terry Murray says:

      I always check the dates on American wheat sheaf pennies – they may not be collectible or valuable in the coin world, but I like finding (and keeping) older coins. And we don’t know what the dates was on this one.

  2. Grace Jackson says:

    Fantastic and indeed majestic paintings that anyone who loves the art will even who don’t will surely love this artwork. Paintings with nature in Pennies is undoubtedly attractive and desirable to have at home. [ majestic-paintings dot com ]

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