A journalist of note reviews articles and books for collectors of coins, tokens & medals.
Monday, January 21, 2013
The Mystery of Hobo Hand-Carved Nickels
If you don't know hobo nickels you're in for a treat with a visit to the site of the Original Hobo Nickel Society. What was once a a folk art -- carving a new image into a U.S. nickel -- is now a hobby for some, a profession for others, with prices in the hundreds. Scroll down on the page for a look at some great examples of what's being done today, along with awesome prices for these little treasures.
W.J. Elvin III, Editor & Publisher