42 Trending Penny Portrait Businesses [2024]

Updated: January 18th, 2023
Start A Penny Portrait Business

Have you ever marveled at art made from unconventional items? A penny portrait business is a unique venture where your creativity can shine. In simple terms, you meticulously arrange pennies by year, tininess, and patina to create striking portraits and pieces of art.

As an owner of a penny portrait business, you interact with art enthusiasts who appreciate the exquisite detail and time it takes to create such pieces. The process of creating a penny portrait is demanding, requiring careful planning and precision, lending each piece a unique and timeless appeal. The distinctive twist on portraiture and the appeal of upcycled artistry means there’s always a market ready to indulge in your creativity.

Whether you choose to open an online storefront or cater to local art exhibits and events, a penny portrait business presents a captivating way to transform common loose change into meaningful works of art. It’s a chance to craft an imaginative venture tailored to your artistic passion and attention to detail.

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1. MCA Denver


National Portrait Gallery

Website traffic: 90K/month


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4. Connie Mintz- Vancouver WA Photographer

Portland and Vancouver portrait photographer specializing in family, children and personal branding

Where they're located: Portland, Oregon, USA


5. Jay Soriano – Photographer

Jay Soriano is a premier headshot photographer with an editorial approach. Based in Vancouver, WA and serving the Portland, OR Metro Area. Whether you’re a…

Where they're located: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA


6. Penny Portrait

A fun DIY activity where you create a portrait of Abe Lincoln from pennies. Each kit includes an 18 x 24 poster & genuine 1943 steel cent. Amaze your friends!

How much they make: $15K/year
Where they're located: Austin, Texas, USA
How much did it cost to start: $2K
Current team size: 1


Starting A Business Selling Portraits Made of Pennies

This case study is about a graphic designer who created a fun and unique product called Penny Portrait Kit that allows customers to create a portrait of Abraham Lincoln out of 846 pennies, which has sold over 6,800 kits and brought in approximately $10K of profit per year.

Maury started Penny Portrait about 16 years ago
Maury grew the business to $1.25K/month
It cost Maury $2000 to start the business
Read by 7,653 founders

7. kgs-studios

KGS Studios is redefining quality in artistry based on photographs. Featuring hyper-realistic Fine Art Portraits and Contemporary Art.

Where they're located: San Antonio, Texas, United States


8. F Collective

9. NC Headshots

Durham and Raleigh NC's Premiere Headshots and Professional Portraits Photography Studio by Award Winning Photographer, Antonio Martez

Where they're located: Raleigh, North Carolina, USA


10. Lincoln Pennies

11. Minneapolis Wedding Photographer

We are a wife and husband Minneapolis wedding photography team, creatively capturing candid couples. Serving all people, all places, and all pets.


12. pennyhanby.com

13. Penny Souza Wedding & Portrait Photographer

Penny Souza Wedding Photographer Timeless & Authentic Storyteller PHOTOGRAPHER BASED IN RHODE ISLAND SERVICING ALL OF NEW ENGLAND


14. Zanesville Professional Photographer Weddings Family Portraits Newark Events Photo Restoration Lancaster Columbus


15. Houston Newborn Photographer

Newborn, baby, family & maternity photographer specializing in capturing authentic & meaningful connections. Based in Friendswood & serving the Houston area.


16. Penny Arnold Painted Portraits


17. Penny Portrait


18. Naples Photographers


19. Penney Lane Photography

I'm a Portrait Photographer who specializes in women and children of any age. And the ladies love bestie sessions or mother/daughter, sisters or generations. I provide a full service designing your perfect photoshoot and provide your prints and wall art. I show you how the finished product will appear on your walls during your order appointment so you know what size to order for your home.


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21. Therese Penny, Portrait Artist


22. animal-portraits

Animal Portraits, Horse Art, Dog Art, Cat Art, Original and Fine Art Prints and Stationary. Barns, Cars, and Botanicals.


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24. Evan Penny

25. Georgia Penny Photo

26. Penny Fields-Schneider


27. DayDream Photography Brush, CO


28. Animal Companion Portraits


29. Adler House Photography


30. Northern Stories

Fargo, ND / Moorhead, MN family and wedding photographer. Specializing in lifestyle family and wedding photography.


31. Penny Stewart, Fiber Artist, Crochet Ginsburg Dolls, Portrait dolls, Wall Art

32. Penny O. Photography


33. Penny Prints 2019

Have you always wanted to express yourself through art? Look no further! Penny Prints has what you need! Penny Prints is a pop, appreciation, feminist art online store. Women's empowerment is my goal! Be yourself anytime, anywhere!


34. Victorian-Penny-.com

35. Brittaney Penney

music and portrait photographer + writer based in the houston, texas area.


36. Disability Studies, Temple U.

37. Hilton Head Photography

David Gerwels of HHI Portraits uses his photography experience to capture the perfect moments for you and your family along the beaches of Hilton Head Island. Schedule our next photo session with Hilton Head Portraits.


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39. pennykirk

Commission Pet Portraits in pencil. Unique Gift Idea. Based in Chichester.


40. Me and Penny

41. Washington DC

Where they're located: Washington D.C., Washington, D.C., USA