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HOBO NICKELS. BY XAVIER PIQUE. Introduction. Hobo Nickels- Carved Buffalo (IndianHead) Nickels Appeared about the same time as the Indian ( Buffalo ) nickel was issued. 1913 to 1938 Hobos- traveling men who worked for food, shelter or offered services. http://www.hobonickels.org.

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    1. HOBO NICKELS BY XAVIER PIQUE

    2. Introduction • Hobo Nickels- Carved Buffalo (IndianHead) Nickels • Appeared about the same time as the Indian (Buffalo) nickel was issued. 1913 to 1938 • Hobos- traveling men who worked for food, shelter or offered services http://www.hobonickels.org

    3. Introduction • Carved nickels could be traded for a meal a bath or money. • The Indian's portrait- attractive canvas; way to kill time • Hobos returned to society during the prosperity of the 1920's – then returned to the hobo life during the depression era • Connection to Traveling Circus http://www.hobonickels.org

    4. Typical Hobo Nickel • Preserves date and some features of coin • Carving on Obverse (usual) or Reverse • Humorous or Playful Images • Carvings vary from crude to masterful • Unknown Carvers nicknamed by style

    5. Uncarved Buffalo Nickel

    6. Carver’s Tools

    7. Carver’s Tools

    8. Typical Carving Steps

    9. Nicknamed Artist • Peanut Ear

    10. Nicknamed Artist • Telephone Ear

    11. Nicknamed Artist • No Neck

    12. Nicknamed Artist • Smoothie

    13. Nicknamed Artist • Flat Nose

    14. Nicknamed Artist Traveler

    15. Nicknamed Artist Traveler

    16. Nicknamed Artist Traveler

    17. Nicknamed Artist • Dapper

    18. Nicknamed Artist • Big Nose

    19. Nicknamed Artist • Big Nose

    20. Nicknamed Artist Heritage Hank

    21. Nicknamed Artist Heritage Hank

    22. Nicknamed Artist Hunchback

    23. Nicknamed Artist Cactus Face

    24. Nicknamed Artist Bowin

    25. Nicknamed Artist Bowin

    26. Nicknamed Artist • Wildman

    27. Nicknamed Artist • Wildman

    28. Nicknamed Carvers “No Neck” ~ Guidebook “Peanut Ear” ~ Guidebook “Raymond” ~ BT2006#3 “Rough Beard” ~ Guidebook “Schnozz” ~ BT2007#1 “Smoothie” ~ “Tall Collar” ~ BT2005#2 “Tall Ear” ~ BT2003#1 Page7“Telephone Ear” ~ Guidebook “Thin Neck” ~ BT2003#1 Page1“Tiny Ear” ~ BT2003#1 Page8“Traveler” ~ BT2005#2 “Tufty” ~ Guidebook “Wild Man” ~ BT2001#3 “Apple Cheek” ~ BT2003#1 Page6“Beady Eye” ~ BT2003#1 Page7“Big Ear” ~ BT2002#3 “Big Nose” ~ Guidebook “Bowin” ~ BT2006#1 “Bushy Beard” ~ BT2003#1 Page6“Cactus Face” ~ BT2006#3 “Dapper” ~ Guidebook “Flat Nose” ~ Guidebook “Heritage Hank” ~ BT2006#1 “Hunchback” ~ Guidebook “Ich Kibibble” ~ BT2003#1 Page1“Long Nose” ~ BT2003#1 Page6“Needle Ear” ~ Guidebook http://www.hobonickels.org/raycact.htm#cactus

    29. Unknown Artist • Unknown- “Little Eva”

    30. Unknown Artist • Little Eva

    31. Unknown Artist • Unknown (Steve Cox Coll.)

    32. Unknown • From Siberia

    33. Named Artists

    34. Named Artists • Shane Jameson

    35. Named Artists • Ralph J. Perrico http://www.rjpcoin.com/

    36. Named Artists • Perrico

    37. Named Artists • Perrico

    38. Named Artists • Ralph J. Perrico

    39. Named Artists • Perrico

    40. Named Artists • Perrico