Hobo Nickel Engraved With A Man, A Railroad Bull, Wearing A Hat While Smoking A Cigar
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The Bull

This carving is done on a 1937 full horn Buffalo Nickel.  Carving subject is of a railroad cop a.k.a. Bull.  The Bull is wearing a traditional style hat and smoking a cigar.  There is a 1 mm 24 karat yellow gold star inlaid into his coat.  Left border is engraved with Hobo signs.  They read north to south as follows . . . "Unsafe area, Keep away, Railroad police hostile, Get out fast."  Right side border is engraved "BULL."  Submitted to the 2008 FUN show auction.