38 Impressive "Hobo Nickels"
These nickels certainly don't feature Thomas Jefferson. First carved in 1913, the heyday of hobo nickels was back in the 1930s, used as a way to pass the time during the Great Depression. Some of the original coins still exist today, while the practice itself has survived into modern times; ironically making some nickels worth hundreds of dollars.
Crown coin from Henry VIII's reign of 1509-1533
A crown coin being from 1509 to 1533 during Henry VIII's marriage to Katherine of Aragon, hence the crowned 'K' opposite of the crowned 'H' for Henry.
Making Cents of Rare Coins #infographic
Checking behind sofa cushions, in old pockets, and in the car’s glove compartment can be a lucrative exercise. Who knows what you might find? Fifty pence? Two dollars? €9.74? Small change is great, especially when there’s a handy vending machine nearby to fulfill your desire to be refreshed. However, coins can also be a lot more valuable than the stated amount on their sides. A whole community exists around collecting up the rarest and most unusual coins, and they’ll pay excessive amounts…
Ancient Greek silver coin DOLPHIN horse rider repro
The winner will get the coin pictured.This is a obvious replica a ancient 2000+ year old Greek coin,you can tell because it looks
Hobo nickels: although the history of carving miniature bas relief sculptures into coins stretches back to the 18th century if not earlier,
Hobo nickels: although the history of carving miniature bas relief sculptures into coins stretches back to the 18th century if not earlier, by bridgett on Indulgy.com
Skull Nickels - Hobo Nickels (Totenkopf-Münzen, 7 Bilder) > MC Winkels weBlog
Die Geschichte der Münzenschnitzerei reicht bis ins 18. Jahrhundert zurück, besonders populär war es dann am Anfang des 20. Jahrhunderts mit der Einführung der „Buffalo Nickel„, die aus besonders weichem und somit gut verformbaren Metall bestanden. Gerade in diesen Zeiten der Depression hatten arbeitslose Künstler wenig zu tun und genug Zeit, diese „Hobo-Nickels“ (mit eigener, aktueller Fanbase!) anzufertigen, bei denen... Weiterlesen
Top 10 Rare Canadian Nickels - My Road to Wealth and Freedom
Top 10 rare Canadian nickels include the 1926 far 6, 1947 dot, 1951 high relief, 1953 Shoulder Fold (SF) Far Maple Leaf, the 1925 and 1965 large beads.