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38 Impressive "Hobo Nickels"

Hobo Nickel carved by Ray Cover - photo from Original Hobo Nickel Society

Hobo Nickels. The hobo nickel is a sculptural art form involving the creative modification of small-denomination coins, essentially resulting in miniature bas reliefs. The term hobo nickel is generic, as carvings have been made from many different denominations. Due to its low cost and portability, this medium was particularly popular among hobos, hence the name.

I carve Hobo Nickels for fun, here is15 of them.

Skulls hobo nickel

Skulls Hobo nickel: Carved by train-hopping Hobos of the Great Depression / WWII era.

Hobo Nickles http://imgur.com/a/WVdGl#S01ZAli

A unique collection of awesome and artistically carved US coins, commonly referred to as "Hobo Nickels".

A unique collection of awesome and artistically carved US coins, commonly referred to as "Hobo Nickels".

37 Awesome Hobo Nickels

The Hobo Nickel is slang for the artistic modification of coins, usually nickels because they are softer than the others.

"Come Home, Snoopy" Hobo Nickel carved by Amy Armstrong - photo from Hobo Nickel Art;  Woodstock is inlaid 24 karat yellow gold.

"Come Home, Snoopy" Hobo Nickel carved by Amy Armstrong - photo from Hobo Nickel Art; Woodstock is inlaid 24 karat yellow gold. - Why don't we have a series of coins like this instead of the states?

Remarkable Hobo Nickels Carved from Clad Coins by Paolo Curcio

Remarkable Hobo Nickels Carved from Clad Coins by Paolo Curcio

Remarkable Hobo Nickels Carved from Clad Coins by Paolo Curcio sculpture money faces currency bas relief anatomy

ROBERT MORRIS HOBO NICKEL - LOOMING THOUGHTS OF DEATH IN THE BACK OF HIS HEAD - 1937 BUFFALO NICKEL

Hobo Nickel “Looming Thoughts Of Death…”. Skull Conversion By Robert Morris

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