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    Domed Hat Hobo
    Classic Style by 'Bert' Wiegand

    1913 Type One Original Hobo Nickel by "Bert." This remarkably well-preserved example is quintessential Bertram "Bert" Wiegand. Bert was a disciplined artist who paid attention to details, and usually stayed within the limits of what he knew best. As Bo's mentor and teacher, Bert was the master, while innovation and creativity were among his student's greatest assets.

    Bert worked quickly. The nickels he carved were soon sold or bartered, and despite his productivity, relatively few examples are extant today. This Domed Hat hobo is carved on a sharp 1913 Type One nickel. Soft luster permeates the slate-gray surfaces, with pale-blue and rose undertones. The Romines OHNS certificate #R-009 suggests it was probably carved pre-1932. The coin's Superior quality is on full display.
    From The Jack Royse Collection of Hobo Nickels.


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

    View all of [The Jack Royse Collection of Hobo Nickels ]

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2019
    6th-9th Thursday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 23
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