Tag: Hobo Nickels

Excerpts from the E-Sylum: Ethnic Slurs on Hobo Nickels

Excerpts from the E-Sylum: Ethnic Slurs on Hobo Nickels

Each week, CoinWeek, in collaboration with the Numismatic Bibliomania Society, brings you a highlighted feature from the current volume of the E-Sylum eNewsletter. This week, E-sylum readers chime in on an unfortunate but important area of American numismatics, the use of racial and ethnic slurs on Hobo Nickels… … Regarding the Hobo Nickel “I VILL” forwarded by […]

By June 3, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Story of the Hobo Nickel

Story of the Hobo Nickel

Archie “Rollie” Taylor – President, Original Hobo Nickel Society Interviewer: David Lisot “Rollie” tells the story of the hobo nickel, how it came about and why they are so collectible today. He also discusses what is involved in making the nickels as well as how the OHNS came into being as a collector group. 5:49 […]

By July 14, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Profiles: Hobo Nickels

Coin Profiles: 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 nickel, because of its size, thickness, and relative softness, was a favored coin for this purpose. However, the term “hobo nickel” is generic, as carvings have been made from many different denominations. Classic […]

By March 16, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
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