1936 HOBO Nickel – Lord of the Rings “My Precious!” -by “Z” Al Garr

“You are looking at a completely handcrafted, hand-engraved hobo nickel that has been created by the artist “Z” Al Garr. He uses a variety of self-learned techniques and homemade engraving tools to fabricate these unique coins. Hours of meticulous work and effort are dedicated to the design and creation of each of his coins. Every coin made by “Z” is uniquely initialed and dated on the reverse of the coin.

This particular coin is a 1936 Buffalo Nickel that has been artistically transformed into a classic, one of a kind, “hobo” nickel which features the depiction of the creature “Gollum” from the Lord of the Rings trilogy, gazing at “The One Ring” after stealing it from Frodo Baggins while in Mount Doom. This coin has been titled “My Precious!”" Click for more →

“Popeye” Hobo nickel by Belgian artist Paul Holbrecht


“Hobo nickel “Popeye” The Sailor Man, reverse handmade carving on a vintage 1937 American Buffalo nickel (5 cents).

Hand engraved by Belgian artist/sculptor Paul Holbrecht. Unique, one of a kind handmade piece. Signed by the artist.” Click for more →

Hobo nickel carved by Larry Foster

“Hi, this is my latest carving…

I know that it is said a lot on here but this coin truly looks better in hand, my pictures aren’t the best…

As always if you are not 100% happy with it I will happily give you a full refund and I will also pay for the shipping of the coin back to me…..

I combine shipping…..

Thank you for looking!!!!!

Larry ” Click for more →

Hobo Nickel ” The Shrinking Man” by mrthe OOAK

“Beautyfull 1937 Hand Engraved Buffalo Hobo Nickel

carved by Paolo “mrthe” Curcio

This is one of my Big Head Mini Man,the first one that i put for sale ,good luck to all the bidders!!!

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

Hobo Nickel “The Long Walk” Mini Man Reverse Carving Howard Thomas

“This is a 1936 carved hobo nickel. This one is done on the reverse side, and is typically called a Mini Man. This one he calls simply, “The Long Walk” 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! ” Click for more →

2005 Hobo nickel carved by Larry Foster

“Hi, this is my latest carving…

I know that it is said a lot on here but this coin truly looks better in hand, my pictures aren’t the best…

As always if you are not 100% happy with it I will happily give you a full refund and I will also pay for the shipping of the coin back to me…..I combine shipping……” Click for more →

Hobo nickel coin Train Railroad Engineer

“Auction is for coin in pictures

Hand carved from a buffalo nickel” Click for more →

Hobo Nickel ‘Light At The End Of The Tunnel’ by Shaun Hughes

“1937 Hobo Nickel ‘Light At The End Of The Tunnel’

Cut out hobo figure,leaning on his walking stick.I cut an azure,which focuses the light on the hobo,looking from the front.

Hand carved and cut out by me Shaun Hughes,here in the UK OHNS RM1261″ Click for more →

Hobo Nickel, locomotive “Alfred the Great” Hobo Nickel, locomotive “Alfred the Great” by tmahr

“Hobo Nickel, “The Alfred the Great” Locomotive, Railway/train memorabilia Buffalo Nickel, by tom mahr 2013

Hand Engraved, nice contrast with fine line detail. Turn of the century era locomotive with partially covered drive wheels and side plates I think it has very nice eye appeal of a beautiful and unusual design engine.

Alfred the Great class, after modification known as the Benbow Class was a class of 4-4-0 4-cylinder compound locomotives by F.W. Webb. A total of forty were built from 1901–1903. They were a development of the Jubilee Class, with a slightly larger boiler. They operated through the 1940′s!

Thank you very much for looking.

tom” Click for more →

1936 Hobo Nickel ‘Babe Ruth’

“Hi, welcome to my auction.

Introducing ‘ Babe Ruth’ carved on a 1936 buffalo nickel.
Signed and the date of carving is shown on the reverse, NIP 13.

Hand carved by me Dave Knipe here in the U.K.

Good Luck and happy bidding!” Click for more →

Hobo Nickel Native American Archer by tom mahr

” Hobo Nickel, Love token “The Archer”, Buffalo Nickel, by tmahr

Hand engraved. A nice, bright coin with lots of detail, textured robes.

As a newer artist, I’m trying to create somewhat different hobo nickels/ love token. This is offered with all due respect to the Indian Head/Buffalo nickel …. in the true Hobo sense.” Click for more →

Hobo Nickel “Hobo Kitty Pickin” Stray Cat by Howard Thomas

“This is a 1937 carved hobo nickel. This one is a stray cat playing the banjo, he calls it “Hobo Kitty Pickin”! 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. Any and all comments and suggestions are greatly appreciated!” Click for more →

1927 US Buffalo Hobo Nickel Coin “Old Boxcar Bart”

“This is a genuine 1927 US Buffalo Nickel that has been hand carved and hand engraved into the Hobo Nickel you see using no power tools. All the stippling was done completely by hand, which takes an extremely long amount of time. The artist signed the nickel on the back next to the letter “A” at the end of “America”. She named this hobo nickel “Old Boxcar Bart”. You will get the exact coin showing in the pictures if you purchase this Hobo Nickel.” Click for more →

1935 Hobo nickel by Tony Lewis OHNS RM 1201

” Up for auction is a 1935 hobo nickel carved by myself. Tony Lewis RM1201 of the OHNS… Carving will be signed TL and shipped in a 2×2 coin flip to ensure that you receive it in the condition that you see here!Thank you for looking and happy bidding!” Click for more →

Hobo Nickel “4-4-2 AtlanticTrain” Railroad Locomotive by Howard Thomas

“This is a 1937 carved hobo nickel. It’s carved on the reverse side, and is a 4-4-2 Atlantic Train. Howard will be doing a series of different types of trains, keep watching for your favorite! 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 →

1937 Hobo Nickel ” Classic ” by Pedro Villarrubia

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

1937 Hobo Nickel * Full Horn

* ​ ” Classic ” *

Signed and dated by the artist.” Click for more →

Hobo Nickel “Bernie Madoff” by Lou Acker

“Hobo Nickel of Bernie Madoff, and two signed coin cases. Thanks for your interest. Will try to revise with a better photo soon.” Click for more →

Hobo nickel folk art HAT BAND MAN buffalo nickel by “SUE”

“Artist signed SUE
What you see is what you get!
Thanks for looking.” Click for more →