Heritage to Offer Wonderful Assortment of Hobo Nickels
Hobo nickels are collectibles made by altering regular-issue coins to turn them into pieces of art. They transform an unremarkable piece to a unique collectible, each with its own character and often a story behind it.
Hobo nickels are collectibles made by altering regular-issue coins to turn them into pieces of art. They transform an unremarkable piece to a unique collectible, each with its own character and often a story behind it. Exonumia collectors passionately seek out these pieces, which even have clubs celebrating their study: The Original Hobo Nickel Society (http://www.hobonickels.org/) and the Tokens and Medals Society (http://www.tokenandmedal.org/page1/page1.html).
Heritage will be offering a wonderful assortment of hobo nickels in the July US Coin Sale #1332.
Hobo Nickels are numismatic art created by carving metal away, bit by bit, until a bas relief sculpture remains. These pieces were typically made on Buffalo Nickels by hobos, who often traveled by hitching a ride on freight trains. Simple tools were used to create dramatic art, such as these pieces:https://coins.ha.com/itm/other/other-collectibles/coming-soon-/p/1332-15015.s?ic4=ListView-Thumbnail-071515
Source: Heritage Auctions