Antique 19thc Victorian Engraved Lighthouse Hobo Copper Penny Nickel Coin Token

Antique 19thC Victorian Engraved Lighthouse Hobo Copper Penny Nickel Coin Token
Antique 19thC Victorian Engraved Lighthouse Hobo Copper Penny Nickel Coin Token
Antique 19thC Victorian Engraved Lighthouse Hobo Copper Penny Nickel Coin Token



Antique 19thC Victorian Engraved Lighthouse Hobo Copper Penny Nickel Coin Token

Antique 19thC Victorian Engraved Lighthouse Hobo Copper Penny Nickel Coin Token

Antique 19thC Victorian Engraved Lighthouse Hobo Copper Penny Nickel Coin Token   Antique 19thC Victorian Engraved Lighthouse Hobo Copper Penny Nickel Coin Token

Antique 19thC Victorian Engraved Lighthouse Hobo Copper Penny Nickel Coin Token. Today we are happy to offer for sale a wonderful antique 19th century Victorian hobo coin! The hobo nickel is a sculptural art form involving the creative modification of small-denomination coins, essentially resulting in miniature bas reliefs. The US nickel coin was favored because of its size, thickness and relative softness.

However, the term hobo nickel is generic, as carvings have been made from many different denominations. Due to its low cost and portability, this medium was particularly popular among hobos, hence the name.

This naive folk hobo penny is crafted from a copper penny. The small piece is finely and intricately engraved. One side features the highly-detailed depiction of a lighthouse with beam of light perched on a rocky ocean cliff, with mighty mountains in the background. The scene is framed with an engraved border. The reverse side features a neoclassical pattern with four intertwined sections adorned with laurel leaves and framed by an incised border.

This hobo coin is the work of a highly-talented artist and engraver. Coin presents beautifully and is in very good antique condition, with minor wear, oxidation, and patina commensurate with age. This one-of-a-kind hobo penny will make a fine addition to any well-curated Exonumia collection...

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New Items are listed EVERY WEEK. 345 Fountain Street Pawtucket, RI 02860. Come visit us in Rhode Island, or find us on the web! Auctiva offers Free Image Hosting and Editing. The item "Antique 19thC Victorian Engraved Lighthouse Hobo Copper Penny Nickel Coin Token" is in sale since Thursday, April 23, 2020. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Exonumia\Hobo Nickels". The seller is "ri2u" and is located in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. This item can be shipped worldwide.



Antique 19thC Victorian Engraved Lighthouse Hobo Copper Penny Nickel Coin Token   Antique 19thC Victorian Engraved Lighthouse Hobo Copper Penny Nickel Coin Token