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Sep 13, 2011

38 Impressive "Hobo Nickels"

These nickels certainly don't feature Thomas Jefferson. First carved in 1913, the heyday of hobo nickels was back in the 1930s, used as a way to pass the time during the Great Depression. Some of the original coins still exist today, while the practice itself has survived into modern times; ironically making some nickels worth hundreds of dollars.

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Via hobonickels.org

The first eight are all from the early 1900s.

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The following nine are all modern creations by Keith Pedersen.

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Via drawn.ca

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The following seven were made by John Schipp.

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