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The HOBO NICKEL (Dollar)

Discussion in 'PM's - Coins - Numis - Base Metals' started by newmisty, May 18, 2011.



  1. newmisty

    newmisty Duppy Conqueror Midas Member

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    It was a ragingly popular post that was made toward the end of GIM. The strange image was an old peace dollar displaying something very unique and interesting. Turns out it was no longer a Peace Dollar but had somehow become a "hobo dollar". The stoic face of the former liberty now a mesmerizing skeletal form with flowing hair. This was my first introduction to the world of HOBO NICKELS and it wouldn't be topped by any of the carvings I have seen since. It isn't known if that talented member ever made it over here, but this thread is a small memorial to that long lost thread and the first seed to be planted at resurrecting the cult like art form.


    Did anyone save the picture of that Hobo Dollar from the old thread? I wasn't able to find it but added a small collection here to help rekindle the HOBO flame. :) Sorry for the large pics.


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    Ask and ye shall receive ;)
     

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  3. newmisty

    newmisty Duppy Conqueror Midas Member

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    Thanks man, that be the one!
     
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    Wow... that is cool....

    Lib RIP.... In Gov we trust.


    Well done.
     
  5. newmisty

    newmisty Duppy Conqueror Midas Member

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    Wow, those are incredible, where do I get some? I have no artistic ability so making them is out of the question.
     
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    Gotta be easier to carve silver than nickel
     
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    Usury Gold Chaser Platinum Bling

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    Those are impressive....thank you for sharing. If I saw one on the street prior to this I would've assumed it to be fake or trash. Now I'm wondering where I might find something like this. Anyone have any ideas?
     
  9. newmisty

    newmisty Duppy Conqueror Midas Member

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    I've seen a few nice ones at auction but usually at high prices. Maybe some coin shows would net some results.
     
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    WOW! Thanks for sharing this awesome thread with us! How do they make these things? Anyone know anything more about them? So history or the methodology of making one?

    Thanks for this mangus!

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  13. newmisty

    newmisty Duppy Conqueror Midas Member

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    That's a neat one.
     
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    Silver Art Silver Art Bar collector Platinum Bling

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    Hey Newmisty,

    Thanks for telling me about this thread. Since you had a Hobo nickel thread here on GIM2 first, I went ahead and deleted my Hobo Nickel thread that was located in the Base Metals subforum. Your Hobo Nickel thread is better than the Hobo Nickel thread that I started. I will post a few of my Hobo Nickels on this thread.


    Here is the first Hobo Nickel that I bought from a my main coin dealer for $25 last year..................


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    Here is a Harley Hobo that I bought at a coin show last year. I think that I paid $40 for it.............


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    Here is another one that I bought at a different coin show. I paid $8 for this one. I will call this one The Pimp. :)


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    Here is one that I bought at a flea market. I guess it is safe to say that nickel is a DOG. :)

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    I have more hobo nickels than what I posted on this thread. These are some of the ones that I like the most. Whenever I find and buy more hobo nickels in the future, then I will post some random pics of some of those purchases on this thread. I love hobo nickels for the same reason that I love silver art bars. That reason is because the artwork is very nice and that appeals to me. Someone introduced me to hobo nickels a year ago and I started buying shortly afterward.
     
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    Silver Art Silver Art Bar collector Platinum Bling

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    I also bought a book that might be helpful to people who might be interested in collecting hobo nickels. Here is what that book looks like:

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    I bought this book on Amazon but I think that there are other online places such as ebay that might have this same book but you will have to do a search for it.

    Here is an organization that caters to Hobo Nickel collectors:

    http://www.hobonickels.org/
     
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    Ragnarok I'd rather be Midas Member

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    If things keep going the way they are, we'll be seeing "Hobama" nickels. :biggrin:

    R.
     
  17. newmisty

    newmisty Duppy Conqueror Midas Member

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    That looks just like Willie Nelson!

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