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Hobo Nickels (carved coins)

I’ve never come across these before, but reading this months Smiths Journal, there’s an article about the art form known as hobo nickels. Pretty damn cool!

Some info - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hobo_nickel

Some photos - https://www.google.com/search?q=hobo+nickel&tbm=isch

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Well I have never seen or heard of them but I think they are bloody marvelarse and now I want to collect them! Some of them are extremely well done.
The trouble here is I now want to try it myself and asking myself - “Should I sacrifice a 1921 American silver dollar I have here”

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Yeah, practice on the silver but keep the gold sovereigns till you get good :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

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Some examples taken to the next level, particularly like the booby trapped one…

https://twistedsifter.com/tag/hobo-nickel/

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