Creepy coins

Discussion in 'World Coins' started by mkivtt, Dec 24, 2012.

  1. princeofwaldo

    princeofwaldo Grateful To Be eX-I/T!

    Ah, the multi-tit dragon, is that how they scared kids back in 1791? Awesome medal in any case!
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  3. princeofwaldo

    princeofwaldo Grateful To Be eX-I/T!

    One of the ugliest coins I ever saw when I first encountered it in a Krause catalog. But it sure does grow on you once you've seen one in person. Some sort of Inca spirit over-takes you and before long you are compelled to buy it.

  4. icerain

    icerain Mastir spellyr

    Don't know if this is creepy. It does have a gorgon's face on the obverse.

  5. John14

    John14 Active Member

  6. Manbeast

    Manbeast Collector

    This is a creepy one when you think about its history. Dated between 1915-1940. Think about the initials H.A.G., the way it is worn smooth and maybe carried in their pocket.

  7. John14

    John14 Active Member

    Here is a creepy one that came in the mail today. It was carved by Carrie Ann Benson, she started carving hobo nickels in early 2011. Her signatures have changed a little since she started; from “CAB”, to “B12”, to “B13”. This one is titled “The Doctor is Out”, theme: Black Plague Mask.


    (Just figured out why my photos were uploading so small :p)

    These masks were worn by doctors (so called) during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The “beak” part was filled with different concoctions of scented materials, because they believed the putrid air carried the plague. It also served to keep patients at a distance from their face. Some people actually collect authentic and replica Black Plague Masks! animated-smileys-shocked-050.gif

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    I really like Benson’s art, and have another Zombie themed hobo from her on the way!
  8. coingeek12

    coingeek12 Collect all the nickels!

    Allright!!!! Ill post some of my coins!!!! Here we go.

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  9. Ripley

    Ripley Senior Member

    Face on Mars......
  10. willieboyd2

    willieboyd2 First Class Poster


    Fantasy Token
    Imitation of a "Masonic Penny"

  11. brg5658

    brg5658 Supporter! Supporter

    This one's pretty scary in my opinion:

  12. Manbeast

    Manbeast Collector

    Is that supposed to be an actual likeness to General Elliot?
    I do find it to be kinda freaky though.
  13. princeofwaldo

    princeofwaldo Grateful To Be eX-I/T!

    Super-freak indeed.
  14. coingeek12

    coingeek12 Collect all the nickels!

    super freak, super freak, he's super freakyy!
  15. brg5658

    brg5658 Supporter! Supporter

    I believe it's a bit of mockery, but he wasn't a very attractive gentleman.

  16. coingeek12

    coingeek12 Collect all the nickels!

    This is my 600th post!!
    Was that Eliot part elephant seal?
  17. Manbeast

    Manbeast Collector

    It's a little animated but not too far off from this painting.
  18. John14

    John14 Active Member

    Here is the other Carrie Ann Benson hobo I was waiting for (USPS:thumb:). She titled this one “Undead Boyfriend Bob”, theme: Zombie Skeleton /Pendant of the Dead. This is her last carving of 2012, signed B12.
  19. Jwt708

    Jwt708 Well-Known Member

    Themes of undeath are always cool John!
  20. John14

    John14 Active Member

    Here is one by Susan Elizabeth Heidelberger who has only been carving Hobo's since spring 2012. This nickel is called "SKULL WARRIOR". She has some other pieces with a lot more detail, and I see Susan’s work only getting better. :thumb:


    I will post some Hobo nickels soon that are very creepy, and one that has so much detail it will blow your mind! Stay tuned! :hail:
  21. Jwt708

    Jwt708 Well-Known Member

    This thread is so awesome.
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