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copper coins in cement!

By spotogspindel | June 9, 2012

Today was the big day!

The day, when we gathered on Kruneneset quay, took the boat over to Kjøpholmen with 6 big bags of cement, 50 kilos(!) of copper coins, good food and simply got to work!

The first square foot, learning by doing!

And talking about learning: I have never worked with cement before, and today I´ve been swinging the spatula for hours. I´ll have to check when it´s all dry tomorrow, to see if I´ve actually passed the test. (fingers crossed)

Lars put on his artist-beret for the occasion:-)

We had about 15 000 coins cemented down, and we worked surprisingly fast. About a square meter pr hour.

Looks pretty cool, huh!?! 🙂 Mind you, it will look a bit different when the cement dries. It will become lighter, and match the rock more.

And would you believe it, we finished the first part! Too bad you can´t see how the copper-coins twinkled in the sun. In a while it will look even better, when the copper oxidizes, and the rock will turn turquoise!

Gail, this one´s for you! We gathered all your cents at the top part, close together 🙂

Working together, side by side, out in the fresh, salty air, talking, laughing… this will be a highlight day in my summer. 🙂

Topics: Diverse | 3 Comments »

3 Responses to “copper coins in cement!”

  1. gail Says:
    June 11th, 2012 at 14:12

    How fabulous! Now I have another place to put on my ‘places to visit before I die” list! You did a beautiful job, and I think this is such an incredible idea and way to interest children (and adults) in history.

  2. tyler Says:
    June 14th, 2012 at 02:26

    you’ve been busy- I’ve missed out on a lot. Love the pennies in the ground I’ve always thought it would be such a cool countertop to resin cast thousands of shiny copper pennies! xo

  3. gail Says:
    June 16th, 2012 at 17:24

    Did you just set them in a thin base of wet cement or did you seal them some way to keep them there? I would like to try this at home! 🙂