The latest design in the Hobo Nickel Series has arrived, and it pays homage to the mode of transportation that was most popular among the vagrant populations of America during the 19th and 20th centuries. With a steam locomotive design and a continuing twist on the Buffalo Nickel, the all-new 5 oz Antique Train Hobo Nickel Silver Round is available now from JM Bullion.
- Mintage for the rounds capped at 1,000 in total!
- 2nd design release for the Hobo Nickel Silver Round Series!
- Individual rounds ship in resealable plastic bags.
- Contains 5 troy oz of .999 pure silver.
- Features an antique finish.
- Steam locomotive design on the obverse.
- Walking hobo design on the reverse.
- Edge lettering identifies round’s serial number.
Hobo artwork was immensely popular and commonplace in America during the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. Although often carved from wood or other objects, many hobos also used America’s circulating coinage for a canvas.
In the case of US currency, the Buffalo Nickel was a popular target. Its larger surface area made it easier to hide intricate designs than the penny, and its metal content made it easy for hobos to use everyday objects as tools of the trade to craft their designs.
Each 5 oz Train Hobo Nickel Silver Round available to you today has an antique finish, which adds warmth and subtle accents to the coin’s existing design. It also recreates the original appearance of Buffalo Nickels, coins which were in circulation in the US from 1913 to 1938.
On the obverse you’ll find the image of a locomotive steam engine rolling down the tracks. The outer rim of the design features wooden railway ties and engravings of “Liberty” and “1913” in the same positions as found on original nickels.
The reverse features the left-profile, full-length portrait of a hobo walking along toward his next destination. It is accompanied by engravings of “United States of America,” “E Pluribus Unum,” and “Five Cents.”
Additionally, these silver rounds have edge lettering that includes their unique serial number in series (out of 1,000), as well as the round’s purity, weight, and metal content. Please direct your questions to a JM Bullion associate at 800-276-6508, chat with us live online, or email us.