1935 Hobo Nickel “The First Snow” by Howard Thomas
Posted on November 22, 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 1935 hobo nickel. This young fox is snuggled in for his very first winter. We call it “The First Snow”!” Link