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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.

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Via hobonickels.org

The first eight are all from the early 1900s.

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Via collectorsquest.com

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The following nine are all modern creations by Keith Pedersen.

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Via armstrongengraving.com

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Via http://24.144.144.54:8080/COIN/default.html

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Via drawn.ca

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Via cabinetmagazine.org

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Via hobonickels.org

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The following seven were made by John Schipp.

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