#74 The King Engraved Coin
Carved on a 1937 Full Horn Buffalo Nickel is Hobo Nickel #74 "The King." The King has nice facial features, a full beard, and a great expression. The King is wearing a crown inlaid in 24 karat yellow gold. The background is relieved and lightly stippled. SOLD
#73 Dusty & Digger - Work 4 Food Hobo Nickel
Carved on a 1938 Full Horn Buffalo Nickel is #3 in the Dusty & Digger Series "Work 4 Food." Dusty & Digger are carved and sculpted. Background is relieved and stippled. Dusty is holding a sign "Work 4 Food" and Digger is begging. Rim of nickel is engraved with Hobo symbols "good for a handout" and "work found here."
Dusty & Digger Work 4 Food by Amy Armstrong
Hello my name is Dusty and I'm traveling through.
May I ask if you have any odd jobs I can do?
I'm a hard worker and I'll give you a great deal.
I'll trade a day's labor for a good hot meal.
I'll make you an offer you just can't beat.
My dog Digger will entertain you performing tricks for treats!
So, I ask you kind soul to consider my plea.
Do you have any odd jobs for me? SOLD
#72 5 o'clock Shadow Hobo Nickel
Carved on a 1913 Full Horn Buffalo Nickel is "5 o'clock Shadow." This carving features a profile of a Hobo with full head of hair and small derby hat. Nickel has a clean field. SOLD
#71 Amish Boy Hobo Nickel
Carved on a 1937 Full Horn Buffalo Nickel is an Amish Boy. The carving is a traditional profile style. The boy is wearing an Amish style hat. Carving has a clean field. SOLD
#70 Clean Shave Hobo Nickel
Carved on a 1936 Full Horn Buffalo Nickel is "Clean Shave." Clean Shave features a clean shaved Hobo with deeply carved facial features. He is wearing a derby hat and smoking a small cigar. SOLD
#69 Bow Tie Beau
Carved on a 1929 Full Horn Buffalo Nickel is "Bow Tie Beau." Beau sports a half smile and is wearing a bowtie. The outlines of face paint clearly depict a typical circus clown, accentuated with a 24 karat yellow gold inlaid, bulbous nose. SOLD
#68 Happy The Circus Clown
Carved on a 1937 Full Horn Buffalo Nickel is "Happy" the circus clown. Happy has an inlaid copper tongue and 24 karat yellow gold, bulbous nose. Donation for the 2010 OHNS FUN Show Auction. DONATED
#67 Matchstick Hobo Nickel
Carved on a 1936 Full Horn Buffalo Nickel is Frankie. Frankie is carved with great facial features such as a slim face, large nose, and piercing eyes. He is wearing a fedora (hat) and has a matchstick hanging out of his mouth, which is inlaid with 24 karat yellow gold and copper. SOLD
#66 Herr Pickelhaube Hobo Nickel
Carved on a 1937 Full Horn Buffalo Nickel is a WWI (World War One - The Great War) German Soldier wearing a Pickelhaube helmet. The spike was pierced from a second Buffalo Nickel and was carefully soldered onto the helmet using silver solder. There is no visible seam between coin and spike, and this addition to the coin should be very durable. The Soldier, Herr Pickelhaube, has a nicely carved ear, mustache and facial features. The field is clean, and the rim of the nickel has a milligrained edge.
#65 Wolf (With Gold Eyes)
My latest Hobo Nickel carving is titled "Wolf." Wolf is carved on a 1936 Full Horn Buffalo Nickel. The carving has great features and fur. Wolf is encircled by a miligrained edge and running leaf border. The carving is darkened with ink to accent. The wolf's eyes are inlaid with 24 karat yellow gold. SOLD