Mamikon's $1.41 Million Prize!......©2003, Mamikon

Fill a square with some number of pennies,

then rearrange them to fill two smaller but equal squares

(with the same number of pennies).

Coins should be arranged in a square-grid pattern, as shown:

To claim the prize send in your "tangible" solution, with the real pennies.

For easy shipping, try to solve the puzzle with possibly smaller number of coins.

Also, in case of different possible solutions, the prize will go to the one with a smaller number of coins!

( Hopefully the collection of wrong solutions will add up to the sum in the promise)

Q&A and some HINTS