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"Train - Hobo Nickel hand-carved by Aleksey Saburov Saburov states that each coin "is unique, crafted in bas-relief under magnification. ... Each individual coin has its own number to ensure its authenticity and is signed by me as the master engraver."

This is next level for a hobo nickel, actually a quarter.  A very talented engraver, Mr. The, meticulously alters coins to create new faces or designs.  #typehunter #hobonickel

This is next level for a hobo nickel, actually a quarter. A very talented engraver, Mr. The, meticulously alters coins to create new faces or designs. #typehunter #hobonickel

“This winter from Skelton Crew and @Templesmith, sculpted by @JDMacSculpts. The Squidder coin, 4.25" of awesome.”

“This winter from Skelton Crew and @Templesmith, sculpted by @JDMacSculpts. The Squidder coin, 4.25" of awesome.”

Cheshire #Cat: Why she simply said that you're a fat pompous bad tempered old…

Cheshire #Cat: Why she simply said that you're a fat pompous bad tempered old…

"Hobo Nickel"; also known as a "Skull Nickel"; The carving of nickels goes back to the 18th Century, but became more visible in the 20th Century.

"Hobo Nickel"; also known as a "Skull Nickel"; The carving of nickels goes back to the 18th Century, but became more visible in the 20th Century.

Hobo Nickels- first carved in 1913, the heyday of hobo nickels was in the 30's-used as a way to pass the time during the Depression.

Hobo Nickels- first carved in 1913, the heyday of hobo nickels was in the 30's-used as a way to pass the time during the Depression.

First "Hobo Nickel" 1 Carved from an Irish Punt coin. I left the birds on the back intact and cut away all the other stuff, then cut a little country scene.

First "Hobo Nickel" 1 Carved from an Irish Punt coin. I left the birds on the back intact and cut away all the other stuff, then cut a little country scene.

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