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<b>These nickels certainly don't feature Thomas Jefferson.</b> 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.

These nickels certainly don't feature Thomas Jefferson. First carved in the heyday of hobo nickels was back in the used as a way to pass the time during the Great Depression.

"The Squeaky Wheel" Hobo Nickel by Howard Thomas - photo from hobonickelart

Howard Thomas - La rueda que chilla

Hand-Carved Incredible Hulk Nickel | DudeIWantThat.com

Hand-Carved Incredible Hulk Nickel

The Hulk Gets His Own Nickel, Sort Of. This hand-carved nickel was made by Shaun Hughes, and is carved into a real nickel

Hobo Nickel Art - Hand Carved Coins | http://rederr.com/hobo-nickel-art-hand-carved-coins/

Hobo Nickel by DeChristo "Devil" (A shameless plug for my own carving)

1936 Miss Liberty Nickel by Howard Thomas

1936 Miss Liberty Nickel by Howard Thomas

Hobo Nickel "Having A Ball" Baby Elephant by Howard Thomas | eBay

Hobo Nickel "Having A Ball" Baby Elephant by Howard Thomas

Hobo Nickel "Having A Ball" Baby Elephant by Howard Thomas | eBay

Hobo Nickel 1937 " The Girl of the Skull " Carved by Blanca de la Hoz

Hobo Nickel 1937 " The Girl of the Skull " Carved by Blanca de la Hoz

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