Hobo Nickel 1936 – Full Horn – The Indian by Pedro Villarrubia – OHNS RM 1239

“Hand engraved by Pedro Villarrubia member Hobo Nickel Society Original (OHNS) RM-1239.

1936 Hobo Nickel * Full Horn

* ​​The Indian *

Signature and date at the edge of the coin.” Click for more →

Hobo Nickel “Iron Horse” Railroad Train Howard Thomas

“This is a 1936 carved hobo nickel. This one is a train he calls “Iron Horse”. LOOK at the detail in this one! There are several pictures of this one, at different angles to show the depth of the carving. By turning the nickel, different aspects of the depth and shading are shown, and may look slightly in each photo. It is signed on the back. Take a look! Please look closely at the pictures. We try to take the best photos possible and allow big enlargements so you can see exactly what you are getting! All carvings are signed by Howard.” Click for more →

Hobo Nickel “Clean Cup… Move Down!” Hand Carved By Robert Morris

“Hobo nickel I have entitled “Clean Cup… Move Down!” The Mad Hatter is insisting that he needs a clean cup to the March Hare… who seems a bit perturbed by this. Undisturbed is the Door Mouse who is fast asleep in the tea pot. Hand carved on a 1936 buffalo nickel by Robert Morris OHNS RM-1236. I have signed the piece on the back.” Click for more →

Hobo Nickel “DON’T STAY ON MY WAY”

” Don’t stay on my way” – the latest Hobo nickel engraved and signed by Alex Ostrogradsky, carved on an original 1938 Buffalo coin. It has been done in a Bas-relief finish. Highly detailed and unique addition to your hobo nickel coin collection” Click for more →

METROPOLIS Hobo Nickel, Fritz Lang’s, 1927 Sci Fi MOVIE Memorabilia


A whimsical Hobo nickel/ Dime / Love Token of the “METROPOLIS” Robot . A tiny rendition from the Silent Movie “METROPOLIS” showing the Robot against the background of the Tower City. The 1927 silent movie, by the same name, inspired this nickel. The two “spot lights” in the back ground, behind the robots head are in contrast to the other parts of the city background, this contrast does not show up too well in the photo but adds what I think is a nice contrast. ” Click for more →

Hobo Nickel “Le Pierrot by Paolo ” mrthe ” Curcio – OOAK

“Beautyfull 1936 Hand Engraved Buffalo Hobo Nickel

carved by Paolo “mrthe” Curcio

18 K Gold inlay Moon ,good luck to all the bidders!!!

Member of the Original Hobo Nickel Society (OHNS) RM-1174 Signed and dated on the rim. ” Click for more →

Hobo Nickel “Honest Abe” Abraham Lincoln, Howard Thomas

“This is a 1938 carved hobo nickel. This of course is our 16th president, Abraham Lincoln, he calls it, “Honest Abe” There are several pictures of this one, at different angles to show the depth of the carving. By turning the nickel, different aspects of the depth and shading are shown, and may look slightly in each photo. It is signed on the back. Take a look! Please look closely at the pictures. We try to take the best photos possible and allow big enlargements so you can see exactly what you are getting! All carvings are signed by Howard. ” Click for more →

Hobo Nickel Horse 1935 Coin Hand Engraved by Ronald Proulx

“The hobo nickel is a sculptural art form involving the creative modification of small-denomination coins, essentially resulting in miniature bas reliefs. The nickel, because of its size, thickness, and relative softness, was a favored coin for this purpose. However, the term hobo nickel is generic, as carvings have been made from many different denominations.

This 1936 nickel has been hand engraved in the similar fashion used by those for centuries.

The art of hand engraving is becoming a lost art, it take great dedication and time learning this fine skill.” Click for more →

Hobo Nickel “Destination Unknown” Reverse Carving Howard Thomas

“This is a 1937 carved hobo nickel. Carved on the buffalo side! This is a Wandering hobo, He calls it, “Destination Unknown” There are several pictures of this one, at different angles to show the depth of the carving. By turning the nickel, different aspects of the depth and shading are shown, and may look slightly in each photo. It is signed on the back. Take a look! Please look closely at the pictures. We try to take the best photos possible and allow big enlargements so you can see exactly what you are getting! All carvings are signed by Howard.” Click for more →

Hobo Nickel by Ron VanOstrand Berserker Viking

“Hand Engraved Hobo Nickel by modern carver Ronald VanOstrand
Titled “Berserker Viking”

If you are looking at this auction you probably know what a hobo nickel is. But if not wiki has this to say:
The hobo nickel is a sculptural art form involving the creative modification of small-denomination coins, essentially resulting in miniature bas reliefs. The nickel, because of its size, thickness, and relative softness, was a favored coin for this purpose.

This is a hand engraved nickel is signed by the artist on the back. The form of the signature is relevant to the year of the carving in the artist’s personal records.

Ronald VanOstrand is a Roycroft Master Artisan, Jeweler, Hand-Engraver, and Firearms Engraver.” Click for more →

Hobo Nickel “Upside Down Bob” by Armstrong

“Upside Down Bob was the victim of being dropped on his head one too many times. Bob is destined to wander from one menial job to the next. Oh poor Bob,…he’s not a bad fellow. He’s just a bit upside down.

Carved on a 1935 Full Horn Buffalo Nickel is my latest nickel carving titled “Upside Down Bob”. Bob is carved completely within the border of the original Indian profile, but with a twist. he is upside down.

Nickel is signed & numbered on coin edge.

Free shipping & insurance U.S. Priority Mail

Carving is offered direct by artist & engraver Amy Armstrong OHNS Member #842″ Click for more →

Hobo Nickel by Ron VanOstrand Angelicia

“Hand Engraved Hobo Nickel by modern carver Ronald VanOstrand
Titled “Angelicia”

If you are looking at this auction you probably know what a hobo nickel is. But if not wiki has this to say:
The hobo nickel is a sculptural art form involving the creative modification of small-denomination coins, essentially resulting in miniature bas reliefs. The nickel, because of its size, thickness, and relative softness, was a favored coin for this purpose.

This is a hand engraved nickel is signed by the artist on the back. The form of the signature is relevant to the year of the carving in the artist’s personal records.

Ronald VanOstrand is a Roycroft Master Artisan, Jeweler, Hand-Engraver, and Firearms Engraver.” Click for more →

Hobo Nickel 1936 – Full Horn – The Sailor by Pedro Villarrubia – OHNS RM 1239

“Hand engraved by Pedro Villarrubia Member of the Original Hobo Nickel Society (OHNS) RM-1239.

1936 Hobo Nickel * Full Horn

* The Sailor *

Signature and date at the edge of the coin.” Click for more →

Hobo Nickel, ” Rescue Dog ” By J C

Up for auction is the genuine buffalo nickel, Hobo style, seen in the picture.

Hand carved by John Carter.

J C on the edge.

Comes in a black ring airtite.

Also a hand written hobo certificate of creation by John Carter.

USA only.

Payment via Paypal please.

Thanks for looking.

O H N S # 682.” Click for more →

Hobo Nickel “Badlands” Gunslinger by Howard Thomas

“This is a 1936 carved hobo nickel. This one is a gunslinger!! He calls it “Badlands”. LOOK at the detail in this one! There are several pictures of this one, at different angles to show the depth of the carving. By turning the nickel, different aspects of the depth and shading are shown, and may look slightly in each photo. It is signed on the back. Take a look! Please look closely at the pictures. We try to take the best photos possible and allow big enlargements so you can see exactly what you are getting! All carvings are signed by Howard.” Click for more →

HOBO NICKEL “FREE RIDE” by Shane Hunter OHNS

“Up for bid is “one” hobo nickel, hand carved on an old US buffalo nickel with a “One Of A Kind” ” FREE RIDE ” Design by Shane Hunter, member of the Original Hobo Nickel Society.
Details of this auction:

Hand carved from an Old US buffalo nickel
Signed by the artist, Shane Hunter.
Comes encased in an air-tight capsule.
Also comes in a plastic coin flip. (As suggested by a collector, Thank You)
Also a small newly designed Signed Tag” Click for more →

Hobo nickel 1936 – ” Little Spring ” by Blanca de la Hoz

“Hand engraved by Blanca de la Hoz Member of the Original
Hobo Nickel Society (OHNS) RM-1285.
1936 Hobo Buffalo Nickel Hand Engraved
* Little Spring *
Signature and date at the edge of the coin.” Click for more →

HOBO NICKEL “THE LOOKOUT” by Shane Hunter OHNS

“Up for bid is “one” hobo nickel, hand carved on an old US buffalo nickel with a “One Of A Kind” ” THE LOOKOUT” Design by Shane Hunter, member of the Original Hobo Nickel Society.
Details of this auction:

Hand carved from an Old US buffalo nickel
Signed by the artist, Shane Hunter.
Comes encased in an air-tight capsule.
Also comes in a plastic coin flip. (As suggested by a collector, Thank You)
Also a small newly designed Signed Tag” Click for more →