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- Contains 5 oz of .999 fine Silver.
- Individual rounds come in a capsule along with a certificate of authenticity.
- Mintage of 2,500 rounds.
- Obverse: The inspiration for this design is the Art Deco movement/period. The artist titles the obverse "Running from Change" which has a hobo running away from a new Art Deco locomotive.
- Reverse: Features hobo symbols and Atlas supporting the hobo lifestyle and art.
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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.
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