1916 Original Hobo Buffalo Nickel

“Up for auction is a nice original 1916 buffalo hobo nickel. This coin has a nice design with a derby, beard and large nose with a clearly visible date.” eBay Link

1927 HOBO BUFFALO NICKEL EF APPEARS TO BE 1ST GENERATION “ORIGINAL”

“A very nice hobo nickel with a carved obverse. This piece appears to be a 1st generation “original” hobo nickel, as opposed to a modern carving.” Click for more →

BUM on Hat ** Original J PRESS ** HOBO NICKEL

“J PRESS was featured on the cover of the Summer 2011 edition of ” BoTales ” ……… the publication of the Original Hobo Nickel Society. FREE copy with purchase of this Hobo Nickel and FREE ( adjustible for size ) silvertone RING ….. to glue the Hobo Nickel to, if you choose to. The ring seems to be a mans ring, as it is a size 9 right now…. and can be easily opened up a bit to make larger. This nice Hobo Nickel with date 1926 ……. is a bearded and smoking hobo, with ” BUM ” on his hat !! It is signed on the buffalo ( which has an area of old glue ) by its well known carver J PRESS …… and is being sold out of the PRESS family’s collection. The late J PRESS holds an important and unique place in hobo nickel carving history. He is the bridge between Classic Era ( pre 1981 ) carvers and later Modern Era carvers — having himself carved during both these periods. Also called ” the bridge ” because he was a Classic Era carver — who taught a Modern Era carver ( the late ) Ms. J ALLEN how to carve hobo nickels. So John ( “Jack” ) Press, well known as a talented carver ……. also has the distinction of having taught the first woman to carve hobo nickels — Ms. J ALLEN — how to carve hobos ! ” Click for more →

1929 Hobo Nickel Hobo on reverse by OC


“Hobo Nickel with Hobo, pack and walking stick on reverse. Or it could be a hiker/mountaineer. A very unusual specimen. Initials of artist “OC” on front by Indian’s nose.” Click for more →

‘MAN WITH BOWED HAT’ HOBO NICKEL (1918) ~ J.DORUSA P-76-5


“‘MAN W/ BOW HAT’

HOBO NICKEL BY JOHN DORUSA

A WORK OF ART ON A 1918 BUFFALO NICKEL!

THIS HANDSOME MAN HAS A NEAT STRAIGHT BOWED TOP HAT; NICELY PLACED & CARVED INVERTED PEAR-SHAPE EAR; HAND CARVED, MOSTLY WAVY, SHORT NEAT HAIR, SLANTED COLLAR W/ ‘J D’ CARVED FOR AUTHENTICITY. MARKED P-76-5 ON CARD. Click for more →

RARE HOBO NICKEL 1916 S INDIAN HEAD

“SELLING SOME MORE OF MY EXTRA COINS…I ALSO HAVE SOME NICE PENNIES ON AUCTION…

THIS IS A RARE 1916 S HOBO BUFFALO NICKEL..

HAS ABOUT 1/2 HORN AND IS SCRATCHED ON THE REV,

MAYBE HE WAS GOING TO CARVE ON THE BUFFALO…

YOU GET THE COIN PICTURED SO PLEASE LOOK CLOSE… Click for more →

Sea Captain with Anchor ~ Hobo Nickel ~signed J PRESS


“This Hobo Nickel is a Sea Captain with an Anchor on his cap ……. smoking his pipe. It is signed by its carver J PRESS on the buffalo. J PRESS holds an important and unique place in hobo nickel carving history. He is the bridge between Classic Era ( pre 1981 ) carvers and later Modern Era carvers — having himself carved during both these periods. Also called ” the bridge” because he was a Classic Era carver — who before his death in 1983, taught a Modern Era carver Ms. J ALLEN how to carve hobo nickels. So John ( or ” Jack ” ) Press also has the distinction of having taught the first woman to carve hobo nickels — Ms. J ALLEN — how to carve hobos ! The coin in the pictures is the coin you will receive.” eBay Link

1914 “Hobo” Buffalo Nickel-Classic Style


“As pictured! Due to the old, classic style, I am told this is a rare item.” Click for more →

HOBO BUFFALO NICKEL COLLECTOR PIECE 1926


“Nice Hobo Nickel “1926″ in good condition. Look over the photos closely and make your own judgement as to grade and value. The coin pictured is the coin you will receive.” Click for more →

DATED 1917 BUFFALO HOBO NICKEL – SIGNED RAY CASTRO (RC) – “WWI SOLDIER” (155H)


“You are bidding on a…SUPER NICE DATED 1917 CARVED BUFFALO HOBO NICKEL CALLED “WWI SOLDIER”, DEPICTS A MUSTACHED SOLDIER WEARING HELMET WITH CHIN STRAP. CARVED BY KNOWN ARTIST/CARVER RAY CASTRO (RC CARVED ON REVERSE). A SUPER CARVING AND A GREAT BUFFALO NICKEL HOBO COIN FOR YOUR COLLECTION. PLEASE SEE OUR PHOTOS AND YOU BE THE JUDGE. Click for more →

hobo nickel on a v nickel


“nice hobo ” eBay Link

1936 HOBO NICKEL

“HERE IS A 1936 HOBO NICKEL!SIGNED TL ON THE REVERSE!HAND CARVED WITH HAND GRAVERS Click for more →

Hobo Nickel..Abel, Moe, Ike, Eli and one ear..


“Decided to offer my latest project to you, four[4] subjects on one, I don,t think I ever carved 4 detailed subjects like this before, three has different old coats, Eli didn,t have room for one..Each subject has their name below their face..The way I carved them only allowed me to carve one ear and it was on Eli the smallest subject..” Click for more →

1936 US Buffalo Nickel Hobo Coin “Old Granny Smith”


“This is a real 1936 US Buffalo Nickel that has been carved and engraved by hand into the Hobo Nickel coin entitled “Old Granny Smith” by the artist who made it. This is a very nice hobo coin. Click for more →

Buffalo Hobo Nickel ” Hey, City Boy, Thats No Cow “


“Genuine Buffalo Nickel, Hobo Style…Seen in the picture.

Hand carved by John Carter

J C on the edge

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Buffalo Hobo Nickel ” Got a Light, Buddy “


” Genuine Buffalo Nickel, Hobo Style…Seen in the picture.

Hand carved by John Carter

J C on the edge
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1936 Hobo Buffalo Nickel Bert Wiegand Original Vintage Artist Engraving

“You are bidding on a very nice Authentic 1936 Hobo Buffalo Nickel Bert Wiegand Original Vintage Artist Engraving. Please see the picture provided as this is the exact coin that you will receive. We strive to take the most accurate photos of our items because we believe grading is very subjective. That is why we leave the final determination of the condition and grade of the coin to you, based on the pictures provided. This coin would make a great addition to any collection.” Click for more →

HOBO BUFFALO HEAD NICKEL GREAT DETAIL

“COIN IS CIRCULATED CONDITION.
NO RIM NICKS.AWESOME DETAIL.” Click for more →

buffalo hobo nickel


“up for sale is a buffalo hobo nickel..i know nothing of the coin.it was left to me by my father when he passed away.there were 4 other coins that have been sold in private sales.i recently found this one hidden away Click for more →