DengRen Beautiful Angel Nickel Funny Coin-1899 Hobo Nickel Coin - Great Commemorative Old Coins Morgan Dollars - Discover History Handmade Coins Satisfactory Service 4.6 out of 5 stars 29 $3.19 $ 3. Got a hand problem, so no more hand engraving from me, but feel free to ask questions,and check out my ROBO HOBO coins. Geometric and Op Art computer engrave. A hobo nickel is carved as opposed to engraved. Little by little metal is shaved away or mounded to create a miniature bas relief sculpture. Historically these coins were made by hoboes, itinerant workers, who often traveled by hopping freight trains. The hobo nickel is a sculptural art form involving the creative modification of small-denomination coins, essentially resulting in miniature bas reliefs. The US nickel coin was favored because of its size, thickness and relative softness. However, the term hobo nickel is generic, as carvings have been made from many different denominations.
Carver Howard Thomas Collection. Sports betting 101. We discovered Howard Thomas just as he switched from etching scrimshaw to hobos coins.We noticed that Thomas produced some amazing nudes on scrimshaw so we commissioned him to produce his first nudes on hobo coins for us along with some other beautiful designs.
Our Hobo Nickel collection is unique and contains carvings by some of the best carvers. The carved coins by Steve Adams and Lee Griffiths are listed for sale for $1,000,000. These coins we have priced at an insanely high price so you do not actually buy them; we want to hold them in our private collection and so priced them out of reach (no lower offers will be entertained for these!) We put them on the site so other coin collectors could enjoy the work of these artists. BGASC was the first to commission 'Hobo Nickels' on 5 oz ATB's. These coins each depict a scene relating to the park on their reverse. Each of the carvings by Adams and Griffiths were made using mint state coins and in some cases proof like coins. Enjoy!
Hobo Coins Wikipedia
Hobo Coins are die-struck coins that reimagine classic US coins with new designs.
Our take on the classic Buffalo Nickel hobo coin (popular because it was a ‘soft’ coin to carve), features a skeleton Chief with a no-nonsense attitude on the front, and an intricately carved buffalo skeleton on the back. As with all the coins, this is a 39mm die-struck, hefty 10 gauge coin. This coin has a 'flat' edge like the original Buffalo Nickel.
Each coin weighs about the same as 5 US. quarters, and are a little larger than the size of a US Dollar coins. Die-struck with over 100 tons of pressure in solid metal alloys and featuring a variety of finishes as shown. Also available as a set of four antique-finish coins. It's important to note that the brass-plated steel coins are a little thinner than the other finishes (12 gauge), but can be used with magnets.
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Please note that Hobo Coins are not actual US currency or modified US currency coins, they are die-struck new coins at different sizes, weights, and with different art than actual US coins.