★ Rockstar Giveaway: Abraham Lincoln Penny Portrait!

Posted January 4, 2017 6:00 am by with 34 comments

penny portrait lincoln

This is part of our weekly Giveaway series.
To see our previous giveaways, and who won them, click above!

So I have this kit that’s been sitting in my basement for almost a decade now. They say that when you’re trying to get rid of stuff, you should ask yourself the question, “Does this bring me joy?” And despite me never opening it once, the answer has always been a hearty “YES!” (So much for that trick.)

But while I’ve never opened it, I’ve always loved what the tube itself represents, and I’d like to bestow this gift upon one of you who will hopefully break it open once and for all :)

Here’s what’s in it:

A “Penny Portrait” kit, from the folks at PennyPortrait.com, which contains:

  • 18 x 24 Penny Portrait poster
  • Genuine 1943 Steel Penny
  • Assembly tips & tricks handout
  • Booklet with facts and info about:
    • Abraham Lincoln
    • Lincoln pennies & coin collecting
    • Chemistry experiments with pennies
    • Impressionist art & optical illusions
    • and more!

They also say the following on their website:

Suitable for framing as is, but with a little effort, some glue, and 846 of your own pennies, you can have a unique work of art that truly shines… Just match your pennies to one of the four shades on the poster and glue them on. (We guarantee your masterpiece will be worth at least $8.46…)

Haha… Our kind of people :)

Here’s a picture of the kit:

penny portrait kit - abraham lincoln

Want it? Tell us your own favorite fact or quote by Abraham Lincoln and we’ll dub our favorite one as the winner.

Drop your answers below in the comments section. You have until January 9th @ midnight to enter. Good luck!

Here’s my favorite fact, learned from my good friend, Nate St. Pierre: Abraham Lincoln filed a patent for Facebook in 1845. (True story!)

GIVEAWAY OVER: Congrats to Miss Mazuma for winning! After sharing a video on how eerie the similarities are between him and John F. Kennedy!


PS: Curious to see who won last week’s giveaway? Click here.

Jay is the founder of Rockstar Finance, and blogs about money over at BudgetsAreSexy.com. He loves all things finance, coffee, and hip-hop, and is the proud daddy of two beautiful little boys!

34 responses to ★ Rockstar Giveaway: Abraham Lincoln Penny Portrait!

  1. Octavian January 4th, 2017 at 7:19 am

    “Every blade of grass is a study; and to produce two, where there was but one, is both a profit and a pleasure.”


  2. Matt Fitterer January 4th, 2017 at 8:25 am

    Abraham Lincoln won the Presidency with the lowest popular vote percentage in history; only 39.65%


    • J. Money January 4th, 2017 at 9:45 am

      oh wow – had no idea.


  3. Mrs. Picky Pincher January 4th, 2017 at 9:46 am

    Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

    Well, not really.

    But Lincoln was the first president to sport a beard while in office.


  4. geckovision January 4th, 2017 at 9:53 am

    He was the president that signed the US personal first income tax law


  5. Robert @ OUR FINANCIAL JOURNEY January 4th, 2017 at 10:41 am

    Wow really nice penny art. will be heading over there next. Thanks for the information and have a great 2017


  6. Gwen @ Fiery Millennials January 4th, 2017 at 12:05 pm

    Abraham Lincoln is something like my great- great- great- great uncle through my paternal grandmother’s side.

    Does that count as a fun fact?


    • J. Money January 11th, 2017 at 6:16 am

      hell yeah it does! :)


  7. Steve Bootsma January 4th, 2017 at 1:02 pm

    I saw my favorite Lincoln quote on line last week.
    “Don’t believe everything you read on the internet”


  8. Fritz @ TheRetirementManifesto January 4th, 2017 at 1:19 pm

    He was a licensed bartender. Who’d have thunk?! Awesome President, my all time favorite.


  9. Emily January 4th, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    Whatever you are, be a good one.


  10. Joe January 4th, 2017 at 1:57 pm

    “Property is the fruit of labor. Property is desirable, is a positive good in the world. That some should be rich shows that others may become rich and hence is just encouragement to industry and enterprise. Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another, but let him work diligently to build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence . . . I take it that it is best for all to leave each man free to acquire property as fast as he can. Some will get wealthy. I don’t believe in a law to prevent a man from getting rich; it would do more harm than good.”


    • J. Money January 11th, 2017 at 6:19 am

      Oh dang, never heard of that one before!


  11. Ms. Steward January 4th, 2017 at 1:59 pm

    There is a huge statue of Abe here: https://www.centre.edu/campus-life/student-life/campus-map/facilities/centres-lincoln-statue/. Do read for the reasoning why, which is absurd and hilarious in how hard it tries to draw a connection.


    • J. Money January 11th, 2017 at 6:21 am


      *Goes to loan a book to Barack Obama so that Rockstar Finance can say they’re besties*


  12. Emily Seipel January 4th, 2017 at 3:05 pm

    Lincoln was an accomplished wrestler as a young man and was honored as an “Outstanding American” in the National Wrestling Hall of Fame.


    • J. Money January 11th, 2017 at 6:21 am

      Wha??? Never knew that!


  13. Maury McCoy January 4th, 2017 at 4:11 pm

    Thanks for ordering one of those! (I’m the creator of the Penny Portrait…) For those who don’t win, you can head over to http://www.PennyPortrait.com to check it out…

    My favorite fact, (which I forgot to put in the included fascinating facts booklet) is that Abraham Lincoln didn’t have a middle name. – Maury

    Great blog btw!


    • J. Money January 11th, 2017 at 6:22 am

      Hey Maury! Very cool! Well done with it – I love seeing all the pictures of everything your fans made w/ the pennies (and idea!). I hope it’s a really successful venture for you! It looks it!


  14. Kraken Fireball January 4th, 2017 at 4:55 pm

    I’ve always thought it was interesting that Lincoln invited Ulysses S. Grant to attend the play on the night he was assassinated but Grant had other plans and couldn’t make it.


  15. Ruby @ A Journey We Love January 4th, 2017 at 5:54 pm

    Not exactly of Lincoln but of his memorial – apparently we only see 60% of the memorial! 40% of it is underground, and his son lived to see the built memorial. Impressive!


  16. Aaron Humphrey January 5th, 2017 at 4:28 am

    Abraham Lincoln was Precognitive. On the day he was assassinated he confessed to his bodyguard he had dreams of his assassination for three straight nights. Think I would of had more and less alcohol loving bodyguards around me if I was dreaming about my death over and over. Crazy and very cool fact though.


    • J. Money January 11th, 2017 at 6:24 am

      Fascinating indeed!


  17. Roy Largo @ Band of Savers January 5th, 2017 at 7:45 am

    Lincoln taught me that it’s not worth the health risk to attend live plays. And I take the fact that I’m still here as proof that this works ;)


  18. Andrew Schwartz January 5th, 2017 at 8:03 am

    He hated being called Abe. Apparently, he preferred being called by his last name


    • J. Money January 11th, 2017 at 6:29 am

      Well that’s unfortunate considering how many times he’s called that even after all these years, haha…


  19. Miss Mazuma January 5th, 2017 at 10:44 am

    So timely!! I had no idea the amount of similarities between Abe and JFK (100 years apart) until I watched this YouTube video yesterday! So freaky!! If you have 2 minutes I highly suggest it…

    Anywho, here is a favorite quote of mine… “Most folks are about as happy as they make their minds to be.” So true and such a great reminder that you don’t need a bunch of crap to get yourself there! A more modern day approach would be the infamous words of Lloyd Dobler (John Cusak) in Say Anything when he is talking to his sister about her constantly shitty mood, “How hard is it to decide to be in a good mood and be in a good mood?” Attitude is everything.


    • J. Money January 11th, 2017 at 6:28 am

      Woahhhh!!!! Those stats in that video are insane! You officially win this game! Haha… I learned like 1,000 things from that video :) Plus – how freaky is it that you JUST watched this a day before seeing this?

      Hope you enjoy the kit!


      • Miss Mazuma January 11th, 2017 at 4:23 pm

        Awwww yeah! Winner winner tofu dinner!! Thanks J! Looking forward to getting my Abe Lincoln on… :frantically searches couch for 846 pennies…:


        • J. Money January 12th, 2017 at 6:18 am

          Haha…. I want a pic please of the final result! :)


  20. Brian @ Debt Discipline January 5th, 2017 at 3:32 pm

    Abraham Lincoln: An wise man said always have a contingency plan…

    Do Quotes from his movie Vampire Hunter count?


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