Coin Stacking

These delicately balanced coin towers are the careful work of coin stacking artist Tanu.

We’ve seen rocks and boulders balanced in ways that seem to defy gravity, but something about making ordinary coins stack in complex arrangements is very impressive.

By staggering the coins or balancing them end-to-end, he’s able to place the metal discs close together without falling.

Check them out:

coin stacking using toothpick

balanced coins

balanced coin tower

Stacked coins balanced on a spoon

spiral of stacked coins balanced

Tall tower of balanced coins


“BIONs” – short for Believe It or Not – is the word we use at Ripley’s to refer to anything that is unbelievable and worthy to become part of Ripley’s lore and collection.