Video: Sculptor is literally turning pennies into pounds - creating stunning copper sculptures out of two pence pieces

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An artist is coining it in with shining sculptures of men and women - from 2p pieces.

Sculptor Shaun Gagg, 46, spends weeks patiently creating individual busts of figures and literally turning pennies into pounds - as they sell for upwards of £160. The father-of-four lists his works on Artfinder - a global marketplace for original artwork - where it has been quickly snapped up. Shaun, of Filey, North Yorks., said: “From working with stone sculptures, I then used slate.