A journalist of note reviews articles and books for collectors of coins, tokens & medals.
Monday, January 28, 2013
"Hobo" Carved Nickel Fetches $24,200
It is hard to imagine what the artist would think to learn that his handiwork sold for over $24,000. Hobo nickels were carved by ... hobos, in the old days called tramps and other names indicating they were homeless wanderers, often hopping freight trains for transport. Well, courtesy of a link provided by eSylum newsletter, here is the story.
W.J. Elvin III, Editor & Publisher