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    'Heritage Hank' Hobo Nickel
    Above Average Quality

    1931-S Host Nickel, OHNS-Named Artist. The OHNS site indicates hobo nickels designated as Heritage Hank carvings are of unconfirmed vintage: "We are not sure whether they were old hobo nickels made circa 1940 to 1980, or modern ones made after 1980." The smoothness of the fields may suggest use of a rubber wheel, although some areas of the nickels are clearly hand carved. This is a sharp rendition of the classic bearded man in a domed hat. Chris Dempsey suggests an Above Average quality designation for the workmanship. The host nickel is a low-mintage 1931-S (1.2 million pieces struck).
    From The Chris Dempsey Collection of Hobo Nickels, Part II.

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    July, 2021
    13th-15th Tuesday-Thursday
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