A world record breaking mural created at the National Museum of Ireland depicts an Irish harp as it appears on coins.

1,663,000 coins were laid out in the shape of a harp in Clarke Square in Collins Barracks, home to the National Museum of Ireland.

Coin by coin, slowly working towards a new world record.

Fifteen thousand teenagers spent the last few months collecting coins for the challenge to create the world's largest coin mural. The previous record was set in a shopping mall in the US state of Minnesota where one million coins made up the mural of Abraham Lincoln.

Today's successful challenge left that record in the ha'penny place.

Maeve Butler of Foróige says that clubs around the country have been collecting the coins since June.

Volunteer Una Geary said that while it was enjoyable working on the mural, it was freezing. Another volunteer Stewart Clancy tells how he and others took part in a leg wax to raise money. He will not be doing it again.

All of the money collected will now go to charity.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 4 December 2001. The reporter is Anne Marie Green.