1 oz Silver Round - Hobo Nickel Replica (The Fisherman)

1 oz Silver Round - Hobo Nickel Replica (The Fisherman)

The first in the Silver Hobo Nickels series is The Fisherman.

Round Highlights:

  • Contains 1 oz of .999 fine Silver.
  • Individual rounds will come in a capsule.
  • Coin comes with a certificate of authenticity.
  • Proof-Like with a mintage of only 10,000 coins.
  • Obverse: Features the portrait of the wandering fisherman.
  • Reverse: Depicts a mountain landscape formed from the original buffalo hump.
  • Edge-marked with a unique mint number.


Protect and display your Silver round in style by adding an attractive presentation box recommended for this round.

Add this classic 1 oz Silver Hobo Nickel Replica Round of The Fisherman to your cart today!

Mr The's (Paolo Curcio) original carving was sculpted over a period of two days at the Original Hobo Nickel Society's booth during the 2012 FUN convention in Orlando. The base for this design was the 1937 Buffalo Nickel. Mr The's hobo Nickels typically yield between $500 and $2,500 per one-sided design.

The hobo nickel is a coin that has had its original artwork altered into a new design by the homeless, often referred to as hobos, and then sold to make money. The U.S. nickel is a favorite coin to use due to the softness, size and thickness of the coin.

When the Buffalo nickel, or Indian Head, was introduced in 1913, it became popular among coin engravers. The large Native American head gave the artists a large template to work from that allowed finer detail work to be done. With this large template to work from, the hobo nickel became highly popular. Due to the softness of the metal in the nickel, hobo nickel tools could be made from any crude tool that could make a scratch, displace or punch into the coin.

The artwork of each hobo nickel is unique. Some hobo nickel artists would repeat specific designs due to their popularity, but most tried to create something new with each coin. Whether you are a veteran hobo nickel collector, or you are looking to start a hobo nickel collection, these Silver hobo nickel replicas at APMEX are perfect for you.

Customer Reviews of 1 oz Silver Round - Hobo Nickel Replica (The Fisherman)
1 oz Silver Round - Hobo Nickel Replica (The Fisherman)
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By  Hands O'Callahan

from Boston

5.0

I like these replica hobo nickels because they represent a really neat piece of the disappearing Americana. The original hobo nickels are pieces of art made my the various vagabonds and field hands as they crisscrossed the country. Product comes in a protective case with a certificate of authenticity. These coins would be a great gift for anyone interested in the history of America.

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Mint Condition

Hobo nickel

By  JM

from NC

5.0

If you appreciate unique coins with a very low montage and beautiful design this coin is for you

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Easy to Sell
  • Mint Condition

Really Cool!

By  Scott

from Grosse Ile, Mi.

5.0

I love collecting different silver coins and this is a nice one!

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Mint Condition

This is truly a beautiful and highly collectible round. Detail is unsurpassed and has a low mintage!

By  Tutu.of.5

from San Diego, CA

5.0

This is a beautifully detailed round. I just had to have it in my stack, when I saw it. Now I am collecting the entire series!

Pros

  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand

Great Coin-Apmex service is Excellent

By  Doc H.

from Tracy, Ca.

5.0

Apmex has been very good to me-Cory Nicholson is very attentive and helpful

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Easy to Sell

Great coin for showing and investment

By  Kevin

from Florida

5.0

This is one of the nicest coins you can buy that shows very well and has investment value with limited mintage

Pros

  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Easy to Sell
  • Mint Condition

A classic....

By  Just One Old Fart

from Milwaukee

5.0

I have performed as a hobo clown for many years and aware of both the hard working history as well as the entertainment value in vaudeville type programs, think Red Skelton Freddy the Freeloader or The little tramp. This, for me is a personal collection piece, like the Norman Rockwell 4 Freedoms from the 70s, yes that is 1970s (74-75). May not be the popular pirate theme that seems everywhere today but a great collection set.... Thank you for offering these.

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Mint Condition

Cons

  • Generic Brand

Great Coin- Low Mintage

By  Pirate1994

from Corapeake, NC

4.0

I purchased a couple of these coins because of the low mintage. The coins come in a holder with a certificate of authenticity. I plan to buy others in this series as part of my collection.

Pros

  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Easy to Sell
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand

Very nice silver round

By  Boxing Fan

from Wyncote, Pa

5.0

I collect hobo nickels and thought this would be a nice addition to my collection. I'm awaiting the next one as I collect trains too.

Pros

  • Attractive Design

Nice looking silver round!

By  rfaldasz

from Natick, MA

5.0

Paid bit of a premium but it is a very nice representation of a classic "unofficial" coin design.

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Mint Condition

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