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The buffalo nickel coin was minted using soft metal & was imprinted with the portrait of an indian with bold features, making it easier to deface & transform into the portraits of other people, animals, or even scenery. Hobos at the turn of the 20th century often carved and traded the coins hence the name... Now many modern artists still carry on the tradition of carving these coins. I like the more traditional portrait mutation concept rather complete transformation of the coin something else
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Hobo Nickel "Thoughts Of Good And Evil" by Robert "Deadman Jeweler" Morris

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1936 Indian Skull Hobo Nickel With Mini Skull Coin Inlay! By JB #264

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ROBERT MORRIS HOBO NICKEL - 1936 BUFFALO SKULL

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'Penny For Your Thoughts" Hobo Nickel by John Schipp, Harpuahound

'Penny For Your Thoughts" Hobo Nickel by John Schipp, Harpuahound. Microscopic words, amazing!

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38 Impressive "Hobo Nickels"

“Hobo Nickels” - First carved in 1913, 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.

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Reaper coin (Hobo Nickel)

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