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Six Hobo MS Nickels.... (Total: 6 pieces)

2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction #1151

 
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Auction Ended On: Jan 7, 2011
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Location: Tampa Convention Center
333 S. Franklin St.
Tampa, FL 33602
Description:
Six Mixed (Modern and Original) Hobo Nickels
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Six Hobo MS Nickels. Included are: 1914 Bearded Man Wearing Hat, Original, Average-Above Average Quality, a standard design hobo nickel with arc-cuts for the hair and beard, straight cuts for the collar and lapel, good ear detail. 1917-D Bearded Man Wearing Hat, Original, Average Quality, single lines are used for the hat, hat brim, and band, minimal work, field roughly dressed, beard made probably with a pocket knife. 1935 Bearded Man Wearing Hat Smoking Cigarette, Modern, Average to High Average Quality, extensively worked with most of the devices detailed by use of an arc punch or small round punch for the beard. 1914 Beardless Man Wearing Hat, Original, Low Average to Average Quality, textured hat brim and well-worked ear, chisel-dressed on neck and in field, unusual beardless subject. 1916 Bearded Man Wearing Hat, Original, Low Average to Average Quality, the profile is unaltered, scratch-like cuts form the hat, brim, and hat band, no collar. 1927 U.S. Soldier Wearing Helmet and Smoking Cigarette, Modern, Below Average to High Below Average Quality, this WWII soldier has a helmet with "U.S." carved on it, roughly textured and made with heavy punches. All six carvings are accompanied by OHNS certificates.

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