“The hobo nickel is a sculptural art form involving the creative modification of small-denomination coins, essentially resulting in miniature bas reliefs. The US nickel coin was favored because of its size, thickness, and relative softness.
Howard Thomas has carving hobo nickels for 8 years and doing scrimshaw for about 25.
This is a carved 1936 hobo nickel. This little squirrel is gathering nuts for later. We call it “Squirreling It Away”!
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