The portrait is about 4ft tall and 3ft wide and in a rather nice white frame. It is made with about 2,500 one penny coins (To be honest I haven’t actually counted them yet!). The portrait of Andy Hornby was part of a series of penny portraits made in 2008 following the banking crisis. They were on sale at the Rebecca Hossack Gallery in London.

For more information on Adrian’s work, visit his website (

To demonstrate to you how Adrian makes his 1p portraits, I’ve taken the liberty of stealing this video from his website.

Prince Laurent from Adrian firth on Vimeo.

Make me an offer!