1937 Hobo Nickel “Gone Fishing” by Howard Thomas

Posted on July 26, 2017

“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 1937 hobo nickel. This black bear has found his favorite fishing spot! We call it “Gone Fishing”!
Please look closely at the photos. Returns are accepted only if the item is not as described and we take very good photos to make sure you know what you are bidding on! ” eBay Link

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