1928 Hobo Nickel by Rick Eaton

“Worn 1928 buffalo nickel, carved by Rick Eaton, this is my first hobo nickel.
I have been engraving for 31 years and am a full time engraver Knifemaker bladesmith.
It is signed with my Montana horse/cattle brand : E slash Diamond, and is numbered 01 for my first hobo nickel, I will number each one.
The Indian portrait has been turned into a skull, with flame styled leaves like I do in my engraving, with background cut in semi relief. ” Click for more →

1937 Hobo Nickel “Wormy” by Tony Lewis OHNS RM#1201

“Up for auction is a 1937 hobo nickel carved by myself Tony Lewis OHNS RM#1201! Carving is signed TL on the reverse and will be shipped in a 2×2 plastic coin holder and a padded envelope to ensure that you receive in it’s original condition!Tracking is always included except for International! Thank you for your interest in my art! I do ask that payment is made in a timely fashion after auctions end!” Click for more →

1937 Hobo Nickel “FISHING FOOL” by Shane Hunter OHNS

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

Hand carved from an Old US COIN
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 →

1936 Hobo Nickel “Death of the Lumberjack”

“1936 Skull Hobo Nickel
“Death of the Lumberjack”

Modern Carving in 2014… Carved By JB,
OHNS RM1310 Coin #181

Awesome Piece To Add To Your
Collection.

What You See Is What You Get!!
( Looks Better In Hand! )

Will Come In A 2×2 Cardboard
Holder! ” Click for more →

1936 Hobo Nickel “Beware Of Dog” by Howard Thomas

“This is a 1936 carved hobo nickel. This nickel is extremely NICE! This poor hobo went begging in the wrong yard! The dog ran him up a tree and is trying to pull him down by his jacket! Howard calls it “Beware of Dog”! 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 →

1936 Hobo Nickel “The Guardian of the Dungeon” by Pedro Villarrubia

“* The house of Engraving B&P *

Hand engraved by Pedro Villarrubia

Member of the Original Hobo Nickel Society

(O.H.N.S) RM-1239.

HOBO NICKEL 1936 Full Horn- 24K Gold Inlay

” The Guardian of the Dungeon”

All my Works are accompanied by their corresponding certificate of authenticity, signed by myself.” Click for more →

1946 Hobo Nickel “Thomas the Tank Engine ” by tmahr

“Hobo Nickel, 1946 S “Thomas the tank Engine” Locomotive Railway/train memorabilia Nickel, by tmahr 2013

Possibly the most recognized train engine in the world !

Created from a 1946 S, very nice uncirculated BU Jefferson nickel, the year the Thomas the Tank Engine book was first published (1946).

Hand carved and engraved, nice contrast with fine line detail. I think this has very nice eye appeal. The locomotive is raised above the background with Thomas’s face being the highest point, nice 3D effect.

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.

Due to its low cost and portability, this medium was particularly popular among hobos, hence the name.
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1936 Hobo Nickel “A Perfectly Balanced Meal” by Howard Thomas

“This is a 1936 carved hobo nickel. This cat has found his dream job. Juggling gold fish. Howard calls it “A perfectly Balanced Meal”! We have upped the resolution on the photos so you can get a better look at the details! Take a look! 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 “Kitty Cat”

“Hello Ebayers my name is Gordon. I live in a little community called Springville that is out in the country in beautiful Tennessee . It is just outside Paris Tennessee, home of the worlds largest fish fry, held every year during the 3rd week of April. I have been carving since 1985 as a hobby carver and full-time since 2007. I carve mostly wood, but have tried carving Hobo Nickels and like it. ” Click for more →

1936 Hobo Nickel “Mallard” by tmahr

“Hobo Nickel, 1936 “Mallard” 4-6-2 Streamliner Locomotive Railway/train memorabilia Buffalo Nickel, by tmahr 2013

The Iconic Streamliner of the late 1930′s. The Mallard is one of the prettiest steam locomotives ever made.

Gone but not forgotten.

Created from a 1936 Buffalo nickel.

Hand carved and engraved, nice contrast with lots of fine line detail. I think this has very nice eye appeal. The locomotive is raised above the background, textured sky, nice 3D effect.

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.

Thank you very much for looking.

tom” Click for more →

1937 Hobo Nickel “Frankenstein” by Paolo “MrThe” Curcio

“1937 Full Horn Buffalo Hobo Nickel

“Big Head Mini Man”

24 K gold Inlay Moon.

carved by Paolo “mrthe” Curcio

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 →

1928 Hobo Nickel “Feeling Froggy And Horse” by Robert Morris

“Hobo nickel “Feeling Froggy And Horse”. Hand carved double image “illusion” on a full horn 1928 buffalo nickel by Robert Morris OHNS RM-1236. I have signed the piece on the back. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.There is an article on me and my work in the fall 2012 issue of BoTales, A Publication of The Original Hobo Nickel Society. Issue 3 on page 11.All pieces are are sold by the designer/carver. All pieces are considered one of a kind unless indicated and numbered.I leave positive feedback as soon as the buyer has paid. I do not wait for the buyer to leave me feedback first before i will. I believe this to be a bad business practice.Thank you for looking and support.” Click for more →

1936 Hobo Nickel “Gentleman George” by Tony Lewis OHNS RM#1201

“Up for auction is a 1936 hobo nickel carved by myself Tony Lewis OHNS RM#1201! Carving is signed TL on the reverse and will be shipped in a 2×2 plastic coin holder and a padded envelope to ensure that you receive in it’s original condition!Tracking is always included except for International! Thank you for your interest in my art! I do ask that payment is made in a timely fashion after auctions end!” Click for more →

1928 Hobo Nickel “Little Viking ” by Pedro Villarrubia

“* The house of Engraving B&P *

Hand engraved by Pedro Villarrubia

Member of the Original Hobo Nickel Society

(O.H.N.S) RM-1239.

HOBO NICKEL 1928

“Little Viking”

All my Works are accompanied by their corresponding certificate of authenticity, signed by myself.

You can contact me for private commisions.

Thank you very much for looking at my auction.” Click for more →

1935 Hobo Nickel “The Marlboro Cowboy” by Paolo “MrThe” Curcio

1935 HOBO NICKEL

A GREAT IMAGE OF THE MARLBORO COUNTRY. THIS COIN WITH THE POLISHED GLASSES, STUNNING LOOKS, IS VERY COLLECTIBLE.

THE PICTURE IN THE LISTING IS OF THE ACTUAL COIN TO BE DELIVERED.

THE COIN IS FROM THE OWNER’S PRIVATE COLLECTION. THE IMAGE AND THE ART HAVE BEEN PERSONALLY SELECTED BY THE OWNER. THE PROCESS OFTEN PROVIDES A UNIQUE ONE-OF-A-KIND COIN.

THIS COIN IS SIGNED BY THE ENGRAVER (CARVER).” Click for more →

1937 Hobo Nickel “The Old Farmer” by Blanca de la Hoz

“* The house of Engraving B&P *

Hand engraved by Blanca de la Hoz Original

Member of the Original Hobo Nickel Society

(O.H.N.S) RM-1285.

Hobo Nickel 1937

” The Old Farmer ”

All my Works are accompanied by their corresponding certificate of authenticity, signed by myself.” Click for more →

1920 Hobo Nickel “Merganser Duck” by tmahr

“Hobo Nickel, “Merganser Duck”, Buffalo Nickel, by tmahr 2014.

Hand carved and engraved with nice relief. I feel this has nice eye appeal.

As a newer artist, I have tried to create different but respectful hobo nickels and tokens. Offered in all sincerity and with all due respect in the true Hobo sense.

Thank you for looking.

tom” Click for more →