Pirate Skull Hobo Nickel Pendant
Carved on a 1937 Full Horn Buffalo Nickel is "Pirate Skull." This nickel is based on an earlier carving of the same subject, see earlier carving. The customer wanted it as a pendant, so I mounted it in a sterling silver coin bezel with silver bail. In order to make this hobo nickel unique I engraved it with a few minor changes (compared to the other carving) and gave it a highly polished finish. As with the other hobo nickel this engraving displays the skull of a pirate with a bandana tied around his or her skull and a large gold earring.