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This is a modern carved 'hobo nickel' made from a 1937 Buffalo nickel by Howard Thomas. This one is a skull and raven he calls “Only This and Nothing More”. There are several pictures of this one at different angles to show the depth of the carving. It is signed on the back by Howard.

JOHN HUGHEY HOBO COIN - BAILIWICK OF GUERNESEY SKULL

The Hobo Nickel is slang for the artistic modification of coins, usually nickels because they are softer than the others...

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