I had some coins from other countries, but I never really took interest in them. Then one day my Dad gave me a 1912 German 10 Piece. After that I really took. Interest in it. I look at my collection again and saw that I had coins from Canada, Chile, Brazil, El Salvador and so on. Then I went to my local Flea market and bought some more Over time my collection has grown.
Now that I found out more about Hobo Nickels, i will give some info. Hobo nickels are just regular nickels with different engravings on them. Different people had engravings. The hobos would keep one nickel with them because, in the Depression era, one nickel could get you a nights lodging. A hobo could be arrested for vagrancy if he was unable to produce the payment for a nights lodging. This, in turn, could set them to 90 days hard labor.