Hobo Nickel 1 of 3

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  1. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    I don’t collect these but I found 3 of them in a box that I bought in 2011. I only have them because I thought they were nice ones. Not really sure how old they are but they are at least 12 years old. The maker uses something to get the color on it. Hope you like it too.

    This one I like the coonskin cap.
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  3. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 U.S Casual Collector / Error Collector

    Cool! Nice find.:)
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    MIKELOCK34 Well-Known Member

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    I have three in similar style with color added.
  5. tommyc03

    tommyc03 Senior Member

    Oh noooo a 1917 overdate. ;) Maybe the color is nail polish?
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  6. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Supporter! Supporter

    The color has the sheen of a permanent marker. Don't spill your drink on it or it may come off. LOL
  7. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Are you sure Tommy? I was thinking it was the 1916 DDO. LOL
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  8. Brent hobonickel

    Brent hobonickel Active Member

    The color could be a sharpie that's rubbed off.
  9. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    I thought of that but dismissed it.
  10. Brent hobonickel

    Brent hobonickel Active Member

    For my hobo nickels I use gamblin engravers ink, jax, gun blue- and if its a special engraving I use compound #925. I don't think any of these were used. The next time I talk to him I will ask him.
  11. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Thanks, I would appreciate knowing.
  12. Brent hobonickel

    Brent hobonickel Active Member

    People use a lot.of things to darken coins. One carver uses nic-a-date to prep the surface. A sulfer solution is also used. I used to use a sharpie. I was never really happy with the results.
  13. I love it . hell card them I would pay a buck for one. Lol
  14. tommyc03

    tommyc03 Senior Member

    Isn't Sulphur a component of Nic-A-Date?
  15. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    My bottle says Ferric-Chloride. No other ingredients listed but it does have warnings.
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  16. tommyc03

    tommyc03 Senior Member

    Thanks for that. I cannot currently locate my old bottle. Seems I've squirreled it away somewhere. But Ferric-Chloride does ring a bell now that you mention it.
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  17. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    No problem and Happy Easter my friend.
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  18. tommyc03

    tommyc03 Senior Member

    And a Happy Easter to you also.
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  19. Al Kowsky

    Al Kowsky Well-Known Member

    I watched the Hobo Nickel auction by Heritage & bid on 6 coins winning only one modern nickel. There was spirited bidding at the auction & prices were generally high, but there were some bargains to be had :smuggrin:. I won the coin pictured below for $67.00, including the buyers premium :happy:.
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    Modern Hobo Nickel, Carving by Shane Jameson (son of expert carver Bill Jameson). 1937 host coin. Signed on edge "SJ 30".

    I don't collect Hobo Nickels but always wanted a modern one to go with an "old classic" one that I bought many years ago pictured below ;).
    I did a featured article for Coin Talk on Hobo Nickels on Sept. 2, 2019, & if anyone is interested it can be found on the Coin Talk Archives :D.
  20. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    No comment!
  21. Brent hobonickel

    Brent hobonickel Active Member

    You bought an amazing coin! I have seen your vintage coin somewhere- I have a photo of it saved. For Modern hobo nickels David He does really excellent work. I bought one of his recently.

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