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Hobo Nickels

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by rufus, Feb 12, 2012.

  1. rufus

    rufus State of Jefferson Well-Known Member

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    A while back I was looking into having a revolver engraved. In the course of doing research on famous artisans I stumbled upon something I've never heard of before: Hobo Nickels. Having a very short attention span, I soon forgot about engraving the revolver and now I cannot get these nickels out of my head.

    The history, art, and potential stories attached to these things has me interested in possibly starting a collection. Who knows, maybe something else will get my attention soon, but for now I'm hooked.

    Here are some links:
     
  2. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    Yep - it's an odd, offbeat artform but well known in the coin/treasure hunter circles. Another somewhat unknown (and probably as rare) reworked items are dice made from carved Minie Balls during the Civil War.
     
  3. northwest gunny

    northwest gunny Salem Member

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    damn hobo nickels just side tracked my attention for an hour. Those are really awesome though like little works of art im going to start looking at my nickels.
     
  4. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    Try your hand at making your own.
     
  5. rufus

    rufus State of Jefferson Well-Known Member

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    Yeah but that requires skill. :p
     
  6. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner You'll Never Know Well-Known Member

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    Nice artwork from the 30's...I never knew these existed!! Thanks for opening this world of interest with your post!
     
  7. doubletap007

    doubletap007 Beaverton Active Member

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    i get distracted by shiney things too.
     
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    Chee-to Oregon Well-Known Member

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  9. Nutty4Guns

    Nutty4Guns Portland ADHD Superstar

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    Intriguing. Maybe I will have to get out the old dremel and start scribing. Looks like there is some money to be made from people that have too much of it. lol
     
  10. rufus

    rufus State of Jefferson Well-Known Member

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    Chee-to Oregon Well-Known Member

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    .........................................................:funnypoint:
     
  12. kamshaft

    kamshaft Pisa, Italy Member

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    [QUOTENot sure about this one: Dog Bone?QUOTE]

    $69?
     
  13. rufus

    rufus State of Jefferson Well-Known Member

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    Yeah. :dunno: That works out to 1,380 "Rides". :p
     
  14. NWGunner

    NWGunner Salem Active Member

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    Funny stuff :funnypoint: Great thread Rufus!