Silver rounds are capturing the imagination of investors and collectors alike right now, due in part to low premiums and designs equal to any of those found on sovereign mint bullion coins. One of the latest entrants is the limited-mintage Hobo Nickel series of silver rounds. Today, the 5 oz Antique Hobo Nickel Silver Round is available from JM Bullion, but only while supplies last.
- Mintage capped at just 1,000 rounds!
- 1st release in the Hobo Nickel Series of silver rounds.
- Individual rounds ship in resealable plastic bags.
- Contains 5 oz of .999 pure silver. Edge marked with round number.
- Features unique takes on the original Buffalo Nickel design.
- Created by Paolo Curcio.Bears an antique finish.
Stretching as far back as the early 18th century in American culture, hobos were people known to pass the day by carving miniature designs. One of their favorite mediums were circulating coinage. In the United States, the most popular coin was the five-cent piece.
It makes perfect sense that Spanish engraver Paolo Curcio, known as Mr. The, would use the Buffalo Nickel design from James Earle Fraser as inspiration for his own unique craftings of hobo art.
Each one of these 5 oz Hobo Nickel Silver Rounds features an antique finish. Though various mints approach this finish differently, it tends to give a warm and subtle accent to the finish of coin. These silver rounds are the first in a series of anticipated Hobo Nickel Silver rounds to come in 2016.
On the obverse is a Hobo version of Frasers Native American chieftain. Captured in right-profile relief youll notice the portrait of a fisherman, complete with his longshoremans cap and a cigarette between his lips. The word Liberty and a year of issue, listed as 1937, are featured on the obverse.
The reverse remakes the buffalos hump from the original nickel as a mountainous backdrop behind a lake. A single fisherman sits on a dock with his line in the water, while engravings around the outside read United States of America, E Pluribus Unum, and a nickels face value of Five Cents, even though these rounds have no legal tender status.
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