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Phoenix man hoping to break record with pyramid of more than a million pennies

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Posted at 5:20 AM, Jun 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-19 08:22:42-04

PHOENIX — A Phoenix man has spent the last three years stacking pennies in his garage in an attempt to make the Guinness Book of World Records.

According to the New York Post, 55-year-old Cory Nielsen, created a pyramid of more than a million pennies freely stacked on one another.

His YouTube channel, Penny Building Fool, followed his journey to what he believes is the world’s largest coin pyramid.

“In real time I spent a total of 1.8 year building it and took approximately 425 days off during the construction,” he said on YouTube.

Guinness World Records officials confirmed to New York Post that they received his application, but that it could take several months to process.

They told New York Post the current record holder for the largest coin pyramid was built by a pair in Lithuania with 1,000,935 coins.

Nielsen’s structure is reportedly made of 1,030,315 coins.

The New York Post says he plans to cash in the coins, worth more than $10,000, and then move on to making a pyramid of quarters.

"My next video will be of me destroying this pyramid, then I'll do a video of bringing all these pennies into a bank to redeem. Imagine their shock," Nielsen's YouTube video caption says.