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Hobo Nickels

These Hobo Nickels are made from Buffalo head nickels that I re-carve into an image over what was the Indian head part of the coin - the "head".

Hobo nickels were first done by the hobos of the 30' and 40's and were traded for meals or lodging, so the story goes...

The hobo-looking character is my first coin carving. The fellow with the 24k gold feather in his hat is #2,