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Love your enemy, it will scare the hell out of them. ~ Mark Twain

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.

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1936 Hobo Nickel by John Hughey. An interesting man and a unique hobo nickel carver.....