The first coin in the Silver Hobo Nickels series is The Fisherman. A great antique finish adds to the overall look of the round.
- Contains 5 oz of .999 fine Silver.
- Edge-marked with a unique mint number.
- Individual rounds come in a capsule with a certificate of authenticity.
- Mintage of only 1,000.
- Obverse: Features the portrait of the wandering fisherman.
- Reverse: Depicts a mountain landscape formed from the original buffalo hump.
Protect and display your Silver round in style by adding an attractive presentation box recommended for this round.
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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.