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    Hobo nickels: intricate carvings in coins - GIF and photos

    Hobo nickels are artistically engraved coins of various denominations. Here's a stunning 1921 Morgan dollar by Roman Booteen, that sold yesterday on eBay for $10,101.



    More of his work:












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    https://www.instagram.com/p/BXc13jdj...y=romanbooteen
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hobo_nickel

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    one of the most beautiful and creative form of artistic talent I have EVER seen in my life. I wish I could afford to purchase one
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    I thought it was fake at first, and wasn't going to post it.

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    This no doubt takes years of practice, perhaps starting off with something like this:


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    Winged bug hobo nickel:


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    Fun!
    The world needs more fun- specially right now
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    Quote Originally Posted by WinDancerKnives View Post
    Fun!
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    You are so right Dave, we do!

    First I saw this post Jon, and these are stunning examples of creative craftsmanship and engineering. I had seen a couple on YT a year or so back and was blown away. Also a bunch out there on rolling coins into rings...another creative endeavor.

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