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Portrait of the Queen using 1,952 copper coins

By Rebecca Black

A Co Tyrone artist has created a unique portrait of the Queen using thousands of copper coins.

Quentin Devine's piece was specially commissioned by the Royal Mint as part of the celebrations for the Queen becoming the longest reigning monarch in British history.

The unique piece of art is made up of 1,952 copper coins - each bearing the Queen's effigy - to mark the year that the Queen came to the throne and is on a grand scale of 213cm x 183cm.

Quentin said the portrait took him a week to complete. It will be displayed at the Royal Mint's visitor centre in Llantrisant, South Wales, next year.

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