“Riding the Rails” with Hobo Nickels
by LCC Writing Team
As they traveled, hobos looked for ways to fill their time – coins were easy to carry, and carving them took a while. At the time, a quarter was a lot of money. The dime and cent were too small… but oh, the nickel! It was large enough to carve, and inexpensive enough to spare.
Today's nickel carvers have really spread the fascination around the world. The true older nickels are something to behold with such a storied history around them.
they are a really interesting field in the numismatic spectrum