Hiking Hobo - Hobo Nickel
Carved on the reverse side of a 1937 Buffalo Nickel is a Hiking Hobo. This hobo nickel shows a hobo who is wearing a bowler hat and is carrying a sack over his left shoulder. The bag appears textured, perhaps it is showing the wear and tear of years of use. Was it even new when he got it? We will never know. Perhaps the bag is showing the outines of the hobo's only worldly possessions other than his clothing. His pants are patched and his upturned face shows a full beard. What is his eye fixed upon as he takes another step?