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A variety of Hobo nickels.

Hobo nickels: Colorado artist Adam Leech needs help to highlight the lost folk-art form

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.

Hobo nickels. Antique altered coins... some of these designs are new, some of them old. American folk art.

Hobo nickels. Antique altered coins... some of these designs are new, some of them old. American folk art.

A collection of double sided hobo nickels by George Washington "Bo" Hughes, a black hobo who started carving Buffalo nickels when they came out in 1913 and kept carving them until late 1981 or early 1982 when he disappeared from a hobo jungle in Florida, never to be seen again. A double sided coin recently sold for $24,200

HOBO COIN Altered coins whereby the central image is modified or completely changed

Steve Adams Hobo Nickels: The heyday of hobo nickels was back in the 1930s, used as a way to pass the time during the Great Depression. Some of the original coins still exist today, while the practice itself has survived into modern times; ironically making some nickels worth hundreds of dollars.

Steve Adams Hobo Nickels: The heyday of hobo nickels was back in the used…

Aleksey Saburov - Smith-Wesson Hobo (Obverse) 2012

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~ Beautiful Bees ~ Carved by Simone Cervellati on a 1936 Buffalo Nickel. A depiction of the stages of the life of a bee, this coin has several inlays, Brass for the bee, copper for the cell caps and silver for the larvae. The coin is signed and dated on the back with my initials and the year.

1936 Hobo Nickel “Beautiful Bees” by Simone Cervellati

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