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Artist's box of 'money' isn't what it seems

Artist's Money Sculpture Looks Better Than Counterfeit

This old box seems to be bursting with cash, but it's not what you might think. Here's Good Morning America.

Artist Randall Rosenthal created the sculpture appropriately titled 'Cold Hard Cash' back in 2011, but it just went viral on Reddit. One user joked:

'If his house ever gets broken into, that's going to be one disappointed burglar.'

Although a burglar would be disappointed, art fans are bound to be impressed by Rosenthal's process.

After taping together three blocks of white pine to make a solid block, Rosenthal began carving the box to make it look like cardboard before finally painting the sculpture. You can see it for yourself on his website randallrosenthal.com.

Rosenthal told The Huffington Post the project took a total of three months to complete.

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chibblitz January 22 2014 at 10:03 PM

This is so stupid and waste of time.

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shareen831 January 22 2014 at 9:25 PM

middle school arts and crafts class

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abrath8793 January 22 2014 at 9:21 PM

wooden money....what will they think of next ???

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Art&Arleen January 22 2014 at 10:25 PM

Ever hear of a wooden nickel??

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liondog96 January 22 2014 at 8:54 PM

Publishers Clearing House knocked on my door. They just had the wrong apartment. I told them they are looking for 212, not 312. That would be Hank, but he's been denied bail. I think he's in CB20.

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nick_underwood January 22 2014 at 7:19 PM

I STILL AM WAITING FOR MY "KNOCK ON THE DOOR" FROM PUBLISHERS CLEARING HOUSE...IT WOULD TRULY BE A GOD GIVEN BLESSING....ESPECIALLY FOR MY 2 BEAUTIFUL KIDS

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cliffy934 January 22 2014 at 8:10 PM

I am still waiting for my mule and 40 acres I was promised.

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lakers84 January 22 2014 at 10:08 PM

your better off filling out the ncaa bracket for the billion dollar giveaway from warren buffet...good luck

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Scotty January 22 2014 at 6:09 PM

We have so many truly talented people in America. I always enjoy seeing such a talent in our news rather than the usual daily muck. That's quite a piece of work. Wish I had a talent like that.

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ka3ty January 22 2014 at 6:22 PM

Unless you spent countless hours trying then how do you know if you have the talent or not? It's amazing the talent we all have when we are not in a hurry.

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Art&Arleen January 22 2014 at 10:27 PM

The brightest talent and best unwritten stories are in the graveyard. Don't wait -- take up that hobby today.

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TheSaint86 January 22 2014 at 5:39 PM

That's pretty amazing.

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wongtpa January 22 2014 at 5:25 PM

Funny money!

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Thugman January 22 2014 at 7:34 PM

lol..

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alydartwo January 22 2014 at 5:11 PM

I would love to place that box on my front porch just to see if anybody would take notice ! or try to steal it.

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prvrtbl1 January 22 2014 at 4:29 PM

remember the starving artist that hand drew 5 10 50 100 dollar bills then asked stores if they would accept his art for the face value? 100 bill goes for what ? 50 100 thousand dollars now lol

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