Look after your pennies: Photographer takes microscopic pictures of world’s lowest value coins to save them for future generations

April 12, 2013 in Art, Coins, Entertainment, Euro Coins, Numismatica, Numismatics, Pennies, World Coins

By AMANDA WILLIAMS. 11 April 2013 (

  • The Fundamental Units is a project by photographer Martin John Callanan
  • Used Europe’s best microscope’ to show each coin in all its worn charm
  • Comes as governments debate whether to do away with lowest value coins

With every battered line, scrape and knock, each coin has been rendered as individual as the many thousands of hands they have passed through.

Now, as governments across the world debate whether to do away with their lowest value coins, one photographer is on a mission to save as many pennies as he can before they are consigned forever to history,

Photographer Martin John Callanan is busy working on a photo project entitled The Fundamental Units – a series of extremely large prints showing the lowest value coins of countries around the world.

He has teamed up with National Physical Laboratory in Teddington, to use ‘Europe’s best microscope’ to show each coin in all its worn charm.

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Link to The Artist Martin John Callanan “The Fundamental Units” Page

Link to Larger Previews Online

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