ALEX OSTROGRADSKY HOBO NICKEL - FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED - 1937 BUFFALO NICKEL

ALEX OSTROGRADSKY HOBO NICKEL - FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED - 1937 BUFFALO NICKEL

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Hobo Nickel Washington Quarter Skull and Spine with Deep Relief Scroll Work

SHANE HUNTER HOBO NICKEL - A FORGOTTEN TIME - 1938 BUFFALO NICKEL REVERSE CARVING

SHANE HUNTER HOBO NICKEL - A FORGOTTEN TIME - 1938 BUFFALO NICKEL REVERSE CARVING

Hobo Nickels are re-engraved/re-carved old buffalo nickels that were minted in the USA from 1917-1938. The tradition started during the Great Depression with the traveling Hobos who would alter the face of the nickel and then trade them for necessities.

Hobo Nickels are re-engraved/re-carved old buffalo nickels that were minted in the USA from 1917-1938. The tradition started during the Great Depression with the traveling Hobos who would alter the face of the nickel and then trade them for necessities.

38 Impressive "Hobo Nickels"

38 Impressive "Hobo Nickels"

We found these Nickels fascinating. Artist John Schipp uses Nickels and re-engraves them manually using a laser welder, a black Sharpie, and a square graver among other tools.

hobo nickels | Hobo Nickels // A collection of coin carvings.

hobo nickels | Hobo Nickels // A collection of coin carvings.

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