Question: How do you spell Carat / Karat?
Answer: Karat with a "K" refers to metal content. Carat with a "C" refers to gem weight. So, if I am referring to the gem weight, it is carat. If I am referring to gold or silver content of metal, it is karat.
Question: How long does it take to make a coin?
Answer: It depends on the carving. Some people think the cartoon/animated coins are quick & easy. Actually most coin engravings take a long time to create the tiny details, because it's necessary to remove the background. Most of my hobo nickel carvings take between 5 & 12 hours. There are many factors.
Question: How do you carve a Hobo Nickel?
Answer: To get a rough idea of the process Amy employs in the making of a Hobo Nickel, please click here.