#130 Through The Tunnel Hobo Nickel
This hobo nickel, carved on a 1935 Full Horn Buffalo, is called "Through The Tunnel." The little, smoke belching, steam train is seen emerging from a dark, block lined tunnel with its head light glowing with 24 karat gold inlay. SOLD
#128 Julia Hobo Nickel
Carved on a 1938 Full Horn buffalo Nickel is "Julia." Julia is wearing a dangle style earring inlaid with 24 karat yellow gold. SOLD
#127 Suzie Hobo Nickel
Carved on a 1935 Full Horn Buffalo Nickel is my latest hobo nickel creation entitled "Suzie." Suzie is a beautiful woman with two 24 karat yellow gold inlaid flowers in her long, curly hair. She has lovely facial features and is wearing what appears to be a beaded tiara or hair clip. The coin field is clean and the engraving is toned for contrast. SOLD
#126 Sweet Rose Hobo Nickel
Carved on a 1926 Full Horn Buffalo Nickel is "Sweet Rose." Rose has a short hairstyle, lovely facial features and a dangle style earring. Rose is smelling the sweet scent of a yellow rose inlaid in 24 karat yellow gold. SOLD
#125 Alexios The Defender Hobo Nickel
This hobo nickel, named "Alexios The Defender," is carved on a 1935 Full Horn Buffalo Nickel. This carving features the ancient greek warrior Alexios. Alexios has been engraved wearing a greek soldier's helmet. He has nice facial features and beard. The coin field and carving is toned for contrast. SOLD
#124 Helene Hobo Nickel
This hobo nickel, named "Helene," is carved on a 1929 Full Horn Buffalo Nickel. Helene has beautiful facial features and a finely coiffed hairstyle. Her elegant appearance suggests a roaring 20's (1920's) flapper look or Roman/Greek feeling. She has 24 karat yellow gold flowers in her hair and is wearing a dangle earring set with a .005ct (.005 carat) diamond. This engraved coin field is clean and the carving is toned for contrast. SOLD
#122 Drummer - Fife And Drum Hobo Nickel
Carved on a pair of 1935 Buffalo Nickels is "Fife And Drum." This nickel features a civil war drummer and the other features a civil war Fifer (flutist, flautist). Each musician is carved wearing a civil war uniform, playing his instrument and marching. The coin fields are left clean and the carvings are toned for contrast. Click here to see the mating coin. SOLD AS PAIR
#121 Fifer - Fife And Drum Hobo Nickel
Carved on a pair of 1935 Buffalo Nickels is "Fife And Drum." This nickel features a civil war fife/flute player and the other features a civil War drummer. Each musician is carved wearing a civil war uniform, playing his instrument and marching. The coin fields are left clean and the carvings are toned for contrast. Click here to see the mating coin. SOLD AS PAIR
#119 Jimmy Puff Hobo Nickel
Engraved on a Full Horn 1928 Buffalo Nickel is "Jimmy Puff." This hobo nickel carving features Jimmy Puff wearing a tilted fedora style hat. Jimmy Puff is puffing on a cigar as evidenced by the glowing 24 karat yellow gold ash and streaming smoke. The smoke is carved with polished cuts for contrast. This hobo nickel's coin field is clean and carving is toned. SOLD
#117 Dusty And Digger Sweet Dreams Hobo Nickel
Carved on the reverse side of a 1937 Buffalo Nickel is "Dusty And Digger Sweet Dreams." This hobo nickel features Dusty the hobo and Digger the dog curled up tight to keep warm and in a deep slumber. Unfortunately for the pair, they have to make due with cold weather and poor sleeping conditions. The carving is done with background removed and stippled. This is the fifth hobo nickel and poem in the Dusty and Digger series.
DUSTY AND DIGGER SWEET DREAMS
By Amy Armstrong
Tired from travel; yearning for rest.
No jungle in sight, they'll have to make best.
Take shelter from the cold and snuggle up tight.
Soon dusk turned to evening; moon And stars their only light.
It was not long before the pair fell fast asleep.
Dusty snored loudly.
Digger dreamed peacefully, not making a peep. SOLD