“Hobo Nickel, love token , 1927 Harley Davidson Motorcycle by tom mahr
This is a ‘board track” pacing motorcycle with the very low slung, almost vertical drop, handlebars typical of the track bikes of the day. Created from a 1927 Buffalo Nickel, the year of this wonderful machine.
The HOBO nickel tradition takes small denomination coinage, typically nickels and turns then into something “different”, a miniature canvas. Often, they were created by the then out of work, Hobos during the Great Depression. In turn the name “Hobo Nickel”. Offered with all due respect, in the true Hobo sense.
Hand carved and engraved by tmahr in 2013. I feel it has nice eye appeal with a textured background/field.” Click for more →