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Penny Pincher Buffalo Nickel - Reverse Of Penny Pincher

#94 Penny Pincher

Carved on a Full Horn Buffalo Nickel is Penny Pincher. Penny pincher, a happy, smiling, bald Hobo who just found a shiny, new penny is seen holding that new penny in one hand while holding his hat, a banded Fedora, in the other. The penny is inlaid copper. This was a commissioned carving with customer supplied artwork.   COMMISSIONED

(Bowler Hat) Jack Buffalo Nickel - Reverse Of (Bowler Hat) Jack

#93 (Bowler Hat) Jack

Carved on a 1913 Full Horn Type 1 Buffalo Nickel is "Jack." Jack is carved in traditional profile style sporting a neatly trimmed beard and mustache. He is pictured wearing a bowler hat that features a bow of inlaid 24 karat yellow gold.   SOLD

Dusty and Digger's Duet Indian Head - Reverse Of Dusty and Digger's Duet

#92 Dusty and Digger's Duet

Dusty sat down to play his guitar
It was a refreshing break from riding in the freight car
With the strum of the first cord
Music was his reward
After riding the rails all day

Digger howled with delight
With every song Dusty sang that night
The music was the pair's evening pleasure
Dusty and Digger's duet to treasure.

Carved on the reverse side of a 1937 Buffalo Nickel is "Dusty and Digger's Duet." Dusty is featured singing and playing guitar. Digger the dog is seated along side Dusty howling to the music. The musical notes are inlaid in 24 karat yellow gold. The background is relieved, lightly stippled and darkened for contrast. This is the fourth carving in The Dusty and Digger series.   SOLD

Salem's Judge Buffalo Nickel - Reverse Of Salem's Judge

#91 Salem's Judge

Carved on a 1937 Buffalo Nickel is Hobo Nickel #91 titled "Salem's Judge." The subject of my carving is a Puritan Witch Trial Judge of 1692. The judge is deeply sculpted with wonderful facial features and expression. He is wearing a judge's robe and cape. The cape is fastened by a .005 carat diamond. The judge is wearing a traditional Puritan style hat with a 24 karat yellow gold inlay buckle. The background is relieved and left clean.

The Salem Witch Trials occurred between 1692 and 1693. During this time period 150 people were arrested and accused of Witchcraft. Twenty-six people were convicted. Of that, 20 were put to death (19 were hung, 1 crushed to death). It was a very dark period in New England history marked with mass hysteria, false accusations and death.   SOLD

Blue And Grey - Union Soldier Union Flag - Reverse Of Blue And Grey - Union Soldier

#90 Blue And Grey - Union Soldier

Hobo nickel carvings #89, Blue And Grey - Rebel Soldier, and #90, Blue And Grey - Union Soldier, were carved as a set. The nickel carvings are done on 1937 Buffalo Nickels with a Civil War Theme. The obverse of the nickels are carved with bearded Confederate and Union soldiers wearing kepi (caps). The reverse of the nickels feature Confederate, Stars And Bars, and Union Flags. Nickels are signed and numbered on the coin edge "AA 89" and "AA 90."   SOLD

Blue And Grey - Rebel Soldier Rebel Flag - Reverse Of Blue And Grey - Rebel Soldier

#89 Blue And Grey - Rebel Soldier

Hobo nickel carvings #89, Blue And Grey - Rebel Soldier, and #90, Blue And Grey - Union Soldier, were carved as a set. The nickel carvings are done on 1937 Buffalo Nickels with a Civil War Theme. The obverse of the nickels are carved with bearded Confederate and Union soldiers wearing kepi (caps). The reverse of the nickels feature Confederate, Stars And Bars, and Union Flags. Nickels are signed and numbered on the coin edge "AA 89" and "AA 90."   SOLD

Tailored Truman Buffalo Nickel - Reverse Of Tailored Truman

#88 Tailored Truman

Carved on a 1938 Full Horn Buffalo Nickel is Hobo Nickel carving #88 "Tailored Truman." Old man Truman is a well dressed gent. He is wearing top hat and tails and is using a cane to walk. This coin is my donation to the OHNS Auction at the 2011 F.U.N. Show on January 8, 2011.   Submitted to FUN Show 2011

Traveling Ted Steam Locomotive - Reverse Of Traveling Ted

#87 Traveling Ted

The Obverse and Reverse of this 1936 Buffalo Nickel was carved by me, engraver and coin carver, Amy Armstrong. The Obverse features a bearded Hobo wearing a hat in a traditional profile. The reverse features a Steam Locomotive steaming down the tracks. This engraved nickel is signed and numbered 'AA 87' on the coin's edge.   SOLD

Steam Locomotive Buffalo Nickel - Reverse Of Steam Locomotive

#86 Steam Locomotive

Carved on a 1936 Full Horn Buffalo Nickel is a Steam Locomotive. This hobo nickel is engraved with a smoke and steam belching locomotive, which is traveling down railroad tracks towards its next destination. The details of this hobo nickel clearly depict a cow catcher, a riveted boiler engine, and engineer's compartment, among other things. The background of this engraved coin is relieved and lightly stippled.   SOLD

Rico Suave Buffalo Nickel - Reverse Of Rico Suave

#85 Rico Suave

Carved on a 1936 Buffalo Nickel is Hobo Nickel carving #85 "Rico Suave," (Rich Smooth for our non-Spanish speaking friends). This carving features a very cool Rico wearing a derby hat with a 24 karat yellow gold hat band. Rico is smoking a cigarette with a 24 karat yellow gold ash. The carving background is relieved with a clean field. This Armstrong Engraving original Hobo Nickel is signed on coin edge "AA 85."   SOLD