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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-15-2018, 01:18 PM Thread Starter
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Definitely not what I was looking for. But interesting as all get out.
https://www.collectorsweekly.com/us-coins/hobo-nickels
There is even a forum on doing this, with tutorials.

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Theo, I like the Popeye. I've never seen or heard of these before.

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Very pricey coins. Besides I don't need no stinking coins. Isn't that what you say Theo?

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Very interesting Joat !

Didn't know it exist!

Some nice pieces of art here !

By law , I suppose the one who carved that could be
prosecuted and the resellers also, as this an an act of depredation of the government money.

Anyway I found this very nice!

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They are interesting yet I find the story a bit bewildering. I just can't imagine a guy sacrificing a nickel while riding the rails during the depression. He could buy a loaf of bread for the nickel or a quart of milk for a two nickels. I would think eating was more important than art.
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They are interesting yet I find the story a bit bewildering. I just can't imagine a guy sacrificing a nickel while riding the rails during the depression. He could buy a loaf of bread for the nickel or a quart of milk for a two nickels. I would think eating was more important than art.
I have visions of a hobo bouncing along sitting cross legged in a pitch dark box car carving a nickel with an old rusty pocket knife.
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Very pricey coins. Besides I don't need no stinking coins. Isn't that what you say Theo?
No, no, no. You definitely skipped school during spelling class. It is steenkin', not stinking. And it's plans, I always can use coins.

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