1936 Hobo Nickel “Oops! I Dropped My Nuts!” by Howard Thomas
Posted on September 14, 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 been carving hobo nickels for 8 years and doing scrimshaw for about 25.
This is a carved 1936 hobo nickel. This adorable little fellow is looking a bit forlorn! We call it “Oops! I Dropped My Nuts”! ” eBay Link