This vertical diamond shaped array of real UK 5p coins dated 2011 or 2012, balanced on a matchhead, was designed as part of the "Balancing the Forces of Nature" project of Ciencias y Artes Patagonia (www.capat.org) a voluntary organization supported by the Magic Penny Trust (www.magicpenny.org).
No glues are used. The only magnets present are those situated out of sight above the coins.
The photograph (no photoshop) was taken by Robin Linhope Willson in Jubilee year, 2012. The diamond is named, the "Wolfendale Jubilee Diamond", as an expression of thanks to Professor Sir Arnold Wolfendale, FRS, the 14th UK Astronomer Royal, for his support of the Trust since 1995.
The background painting, standing vertically behind the coins but not touching them, is by Audrey. It is in the style of LS Lowry, the renowned painter of industrial towns and matchstick men.
The coins are held together so strongly that if the diamond is balanced on a flat surface it can be rapidly spun by blowing (see video).
A large number of related photographs by Robin Linhope Willson were displayed at an exhibition held in Puerto Madryn Patagonia in January 2013.
Videos of the Blow Spinning Towers of Patagonia with magnetic coins of Argentina, Euro and US as well as UK are also available.
© Marķa Victoria Canullo
Robin Linhope Willson
Ciencias y Artes Patagonia - Magic Penny Trust, 2012