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Skull Nickel ~ Colossal Art & Design  And 2nd Photo Richard Elzey via Flickr
The term “Hobo Nickel” describes any small-denomination coin (though, normally soft nickels) that people carve to create miniature reliefs of…well, all sorts of things. It started sometime in the 18th century but continues to this day; There’s even an entire society dedicated to the art of nickel carving.

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Skull Nickel ~ Colossal Art & Design  And 2nd Photo Richard Elzey via Flickr

The term “Hobo Nickel” describes any small-denomination coin (though, normally soft nickels) that people carve to create miniature reliefs of…well, all sorts of things. It started sometime in the 18th century but continues to this day; There’s even an entire society dedicated to the art of nickel carving.