Tag: Hobo Nickels

New 3rd Edition MEGA RED Features Great Depression Hobo Nickels

New 3rd Edition MEGA RED Features Great Depression Hobo Nickels

The third edition of MEGA RED (the Deluxe Edition of the Guide Book of United States Coins) officially debuted at the Whitman Coin and Collectibles Baltimore Expo, March 30, 2017, and is now available nationwide. Among the book’s special features is a nine-page full-color appendix on hobo nickels. A hobo nickel is a Buffalo nickel […]

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Coins, Aliens and UFOs

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Coins, Aliens and UFOs

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek ….   On the wall of his office in the FBI building’s basement, Special Agent Fox Mulder of the TV series The X-Files has a UFO poster that proclaims: I WANT TO BELIEVE. The sentiment is widely shared, even among numismatists, who are generally a rather skeptical bunch. The “Alien” […]

CoinWeek News Wire for March 24, 2017

CoinWeek News Wire for March 24, 2017

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for March 24, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Show Me The Money: The 1 Króna Coin Until the mid-to-late 19th century, most financial transactions in Iceland were conducted in vaðmál (homespun wool). However, since 1922, Iceland has issued its own currency, the króna. Iceland never being the best at […]

CoinWeek News Wire for December 30, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for December 30, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for December 30, 2016 Brain Food 1.) The medal detective Few things mean as much to soldiers as their medals. But if the medals get lost, how do they find their way home? That’s where Major Zachariah Fike comes in… 2.) All India coin in India-1940-1965 3.) Falkirk’s […]

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Riding the Rails with Hobo Nickels

Riding the Rails with Hobo Nickels

By Littleton Coin Company ………..   Recently, I’ve seen a few replica rounds out there that copy some designs from the old “hobo nickels”. Turns out, these coins have a history that stretches back further than I thought! Sometime around the 1850s, people made use of the Liberty Seated design on the quarter (and later, […]

43rd Raleigh Money Expo Coming to North Carolina Fairgrounds June 24-26

43rd Raleigh Money Expo Coming to North Carolina Fairgrounds June 24-26

The 2016 Raleigh Money Expo™, presented by the Raleigh Coin Club (Raleigh, NC), is just weeks away. The Expo will host collectors on Friday, Saturday and Sunday June 24, 25 and 26 in the Exposition Center on the NC State Fairgrounds in Raleigh. It’s the largest money show in the North Carolina/South Carolina/Virginia region and […]

Greater Houston Treasure Hunt to Be Held at 59th Houston Money Show

Greater Houston Treasure Hunt to Be Held at 59th Houston Money Show

ANA Governor Dr. Ralph Ross (far right) attends the Houston Money Show with the student members of the Jack Yates High School Coin Club in 2013. Image courtesy of David Lisot. By Jack Domurat, Greater Houston Coin Club….   Starting on Sunday, November 29 and running through 5pm on Saturday, December 5, the Greater Houston Treasure […]

By November 24, 20150 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

 
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