Featured HOBO NICKELS

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Al Kowsky, Sep 2, 2019.

  1. Al Kowsky

    Al Kowsky Supporter! Supporter

    Ike Skywalker, Those coins are beauties :jawdrop:! Thanks for sharing ;).
     
    ripple and Ike Skywalker like this.
  2. Avatar

    Guest User Guest



    to hide this ad.
  3. Ike Skywalker

    Ike Skywalker Well-Known Member

    You're welcome. I always enjoy sharing these whenever the opportunity arises. ;)
     
  4. Al Kowsky

    Al Kowsky Supporter! Supporter

    Ike Skywalker likes this.
  5. Ike Skywalker

    Ike Skywalker Well-Known Member

    I sure have spent serious money.... :D

    Here's another crude one, a Jefferson nickel, that looks post-apocalyptic. His exaggerated jaw looks morbid. I got it for next to nothing, so some have been purchased cheap.

    1976-D Jeff Skull Nickel.jpg
     
    ripple likes this.
  6. Al Kowsky

    Al Kowsky Supporter! Supporter

    This poor fellow looks like he could star on the Walking Dead TV series :smuggrin:.
     
    Ike Skywalker and coinsareus10 like this.
  7. LA_Geezer

    LA_Geezer Well-Known Member

    That's a nice specimen of the patch, @rooman9 . My father served in the Army for 30 years beginning in 1942, so one of my many collections as a kid was military patches of all sorts. I even remember saving a full color insert from a weekend edition of The Stars and Stripes that I used as a checklist of the many patches I was able to collect. I had all of the early AAF patches and enjoyed them all. Thank you for bringing that memory back to me.
     
    rooman9 likes this.
  8. Granbeck

    Granbeck Active Member

     
  9. rooman9

    rooman9 Lovin Shiny Things

    You’re welcome :) I have one that was a theatre made one in Australia. It’s made of thick Aussie wool and is much more crude.
     
    LA_Geezer likes this.
  10. UncleScroge

    UncleScroge Active Member

    These masterpieces are just fantastic! Thanks for sharing. I may have just found a new hunt.
     
    LA_Geezer likes this.
  11. Trish

    Trish Well-Known Member

    I found this one in my father-in-law's collection. I thought it was interesting so I googled buffalo head nickel with changed face and eventually found the Original Hobo Nickel Society. They were nice enough to tell me they believe it's authentic and was possibly made by "Wide-Neck Willie". Sorry, taken with my phone. :sorry:

    Hobo.jpg
     
    ripple and Ike Skywalker like this.
  12. Al Kowsky

    Al Kowsky Supporter! Supporter

    Trish, Your photos are good & the hobo nickel looks like an old classic example :happy:. Members of the OHNS are the best source to attribute hobo nickels. I like the way a clothing pattern was engraved on his jacket & hat ;).
     
    Trish likes this.
  13. Brent hobonickel

    Brent hobonickel New Member

    I agree it looks like an original. I have three original hobo nickels. I also carve them. It's fun that they carved the dates off
     
    Trish likes this.
  14. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Welcome to CT. Can you start a new thread and post some of your work on Hobo Nickels?
     
  15. mammoth29

    mammoth29 Well-Known Member

    I'm trying to attribute this one. I think it's an old carver who was nicknamed "Kosher Carver". Is there anyone on here who might be able to confirm?
    37C0BC89-6C25-43E0-A76F-18ADB790B1BE.jpeg F2863140-9DA5-4E81-82E8-0DF5D090AD9D.jpeg
     
    Ike Skywalker and ripple like this.
  16. ripple

    ripple Active Member

    @Al Kowsky, this is a really cool thread, thanks.
     
  17. dwhiz

    dwhiz Collector Supporter

    The top one I bought off eBay, the second one I contact the seller to him made me the Reading T-1.
    These 2 engines were use during the Bi-Centennial to pull the American Freedom AFT Hobo 5c.jpg Train
     
    ripple and slackaction1 like this.
  18. dwhiz

    dwhiz Collector Supporter

    Then just last week I found a Barber Half Dollar Hobo Barber 50c Love Token1-horz.jpg
     
    mammoth29, ripple and Ike Skywalker like this.
  19. Ike Skywalker

    Ike Skywalker Well-Known Member

    I would post these pictures to the guys over at the Original Hobo Nickel Society.
     
    mammoth29 likes this.
  20. Al Kowsky

    Al Kowsky Supporter! Supporter

    dwhiz, Your two locomotive buffalo Hobos are beauties, but that Barber half is in a class by itself :jawdrop:! What a sensational find :D.
     
    dwhiz and ripple like this.
  21. capthank

    capthank Well-Known Member

    I saw my first Hobo nickels at coin club the other night. Interesting coins and pricey!
     
Draft saved Draft deleted

Share This Page