A long-lost art form has returned in the modern era on the face of wildly popular silver rounds available from a private mint. The new Hobo Nickel Silver Round series revives the folk art of hobo designers, who once crafted their designs on circulation US currency using crude tools. Right now, the 1 oz Antique Train Hobo Nickel Silver Round brings the design feel and physical appearance of the era back, and is available for purchase from JM Bullion.
- Mintage strictly limited to just 1,000 rounds in total!
- 2nd release in the popular Hobo Nickel Silver Round series!
- Arrives in a clear plastic capsule, and includes a Certificate of Authenticity.
- Contains 1 troy oz of .999 pure silver.
- Unique rounds have an antique finish and edge-marked with serial number.
- Features the image of a steam locomotive on the obverse.
- A lone hobo walks along to his next destination on the reverse.
The Hobo Nickel Silver Round series is a brand-new set of silver precious metal rounds available to collectors and investors who appreciate brilliant designs. Hobos travel Americas expanding rail network during the 19th and early 20th centuries commonly passed the time etching their own engravings in US coinage.
American nickel coins were popular targets of hobo artists because they were readily available, like pennies, but had a larger surface area on which they could make their own alterations to popular circulation coin designs.
On the obverse of the 1 oz Antique Train Hobo Nickel Silver Round is the image of a steam engine as it powers down the rails, moving from left to right on the coins surface. Engravings of Liberty and a year of issue, 1913, are included in the same relative position as the famous Buffalo Nickels from James Earle Fraser.
The reverse of the coin shows a hobo walking along with his knapsack over his shoulder and a pipe in his mouth. If you tip the coin so the hobo is horizontal rather than vertical, youll see that his knapsack vaguely resembles the buffalos hump from the Buffalo Nickel, and features engravings that read United States of America, E Pluribus Unum, and Five Cents.
Each of these 1 oz Antique Train Hobo Nickel Silver Rounds has an antique finish that adds a warmth and subtleness to the detail of the round. In this case, it also recaptures the look of an original Buffalo Nickel.
If you have any questions about these all-new rounds, please feel free to reach out to JM Bullion at 800-276-6508. You can also connect with us online using our live chat and email features.