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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.

Hobo Nickel - a better mouce trap- on a 1920 buffalo Nickel The hobo nickel is a sculptural art form involving the creative modification of small-denomination coins, essentially resulting in miniature bas reliefs. The nickel, because of its size, thickness, and relative softness, was a favored coin for this purpose

Hobo nickels: although the history of carving miniature bas relief sculptures into coins stretches back to the 18th century if not earlier, ...

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hobo nickel. carved from nickels | koi w/ lily pads ~ 38 impressive hobo nickels

"Hobo Nickel"; also known as a "Skull Nickel"; The carving of nickels goes back to the 18th Century, but became more visible in the 20th Century.