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The term “Hobo Nickel” describes any small-denomination coin (though, normally soft nickels) that people carve to create miniature reliefs of…well, all sorts of things. It started sometime in the 18th century but continues to this day; There’s even an entire society dedicated to the art of nickel carving.
Originally posted by Avpreality
Wow that is incredible ive never seen any art like this before. nice find.
Originally posted by Asktheanimals
I'm familiar with hobo nickels, even carved a few of those.
Skull nickels are way more interesting.
(believe it or not, it would take several hundred dollars worth of work to create one)
engraving is not an easy art, I spent 25 years working as one.