Lucerne, California: Penny the Canada Goose: 140,000 Pennies

Originally conceived as a tribute to Canadian pennies after Canada discontinued their use. American pennies were added to boost the penny total to 140,000.

6312 State Hwy 20, Lucerne, CA
On the northbound side of Hwy 20 between 14th and 15th Aves.
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Penny the Canada Goose: 140,000 Pennies

A native of Canada, Lisa Ferguson wanted to make something out of Canadian pennies after the country discontinued their use. She and her husband were commissioned by Burning Man (the event where the couple met in 2009) to create this 20-foot-high bird named Penny using 140,000 Canadian and American pennies (they added the American pennies after hearing from Burning Man). It was on display at the 2015 gathering in Nevada.

When Lake County resident Robert Gardner later saw the piece at the American River Music Festival in Lotus, he reached out to the artists asking to bring it to the area.

[bsbpyt, 09/05/2017]

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