Hobo Nickels. The hobo nickel is a sculptural art form involving the creative modification of small-denomination coins, essentially resulting in miniature bas reliefs. The term hobo nickel is generic, as carvings have been made from many different denominations. Due to its low cost and portability, this medium was particularly popular among hobos, hence the name.
Pewter Dish by W.M.F. circa.1900
Hobo Nickel RESERVED for Chris D
RARE Vintage HOBO NICKEL carved former buffalo by flagstaffsfinest, $75.00
Hobo Nickel "Monkey Business" Chimpanzee coin by Howard Thomas