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    Superior Carving of a Dog
    Classic-Era Hobo Nickel

    Original Carving by an Unknown Artist. This is an exceptional carving by an early artist, who fashioned a friendly, sad-eyed pooch with floppy ear and a fancy collar on a the reverse of a worn 1926 nickel. The bison is skillfully transformed, while only the exergue surrounding FIVE CENTS is left intact. Stippled fields surround the dog's head and neck, intricately formed by a honeycombed texture -- a technique similar to that used for raised stubble beards on some well-carved hobo nickels. The coin receives a Superior rating by Chris Dempsey for its creativity and nearly flawless execution.
    From The Chris Dempsey Collection of Hobo Nickels, Part I.


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    June, 2021
    17th-20th Thursday-Sunday
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