30 Nov 2016

“Riding the Rails” with Hobo Nickels

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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.



Level 5

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.

Conan Barbarian

Level 5

they are a really interesting field in the numismatic spectrum

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