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    Scarce Elephant Reverse Carving by 'Bo'
    Romines OHNS Certificate #R-001

    1937-S Carved Reverse, Elephant by "Bo" Hughes. George Washington "Bo" Hughes liked animals and carved several reverses with his favorites -- a donkey or mule, an elephant, a horse's head, or a turtle. The idea of a mule came from his childhood, while a circus he saw may have inspired the elephant. During election years, the mule became a donkey, and they were popular political keepsakes among Bo's customers. Many were carved in the 1940s, with donkeys in greater demand than elephants. This example is a svelte-looking elephant carved on a nice About Uncirculated 1937-S nickel. It comes with an early Del Romines' OHNS certificate, #R-001 dated February 1, 1994.
    From The Jack Royse Collection of Hobo Nickels.


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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