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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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ROBERT MORRIS HOBO NICKEL - 1936 BUFFALO SKULL
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'Penny For Your Thoughts" Hobo Nickel by John Schipp, Harpuahound. Microscopic words, amazing!
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'Penny For Your Thoughts" Hobo Nickel by John Schipp, Harpuahound
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“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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Skull Nickels a.k.a. Hobo Nickels. Became popular with Depression Era artists & the tradition continues to this day. Check ebay & be amazed.
Hobo nickels! A terrifying alternate universe where we are ruled by skeletons.
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Hobo nickels: although the history of carving miniature bas relief sculptures into coins stretches back to the 18th century if not earlier, it was greatly popularized in the early 20th century with the introduction of the Buffalo nickel. This particular coin was minted using soft metal and was imprinted with the portrait of an indian with bold features, making it easier to deface and transform. Add to that the idle hands of unemployed artists during the depression (thus,“hobo”)
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Hobo Nickels from the early 1900's. The Buffalo Head nickel was particularly popular because of its larger size and carving or engraving surface. Called a Hobo nickel becaus they were more likely to carry coins.
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The heyday of hobo nickels was back in the 1930s, used as a way to pass the time during the Great Depression. Who knew? I'll have to check my old coins.
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