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    An Original, Non-Traditional Hobo Nickel
    By the Talented 'Peanut Ear'
    Uncle Sam

    Superior Quality 1915 Hobo Nickel by 'Peanut Ear.' Originally classified as the work of "The Grinner," this and a few other exceptional, non-traditional carvings have since been identified as the work of the prolific early artist named Peanut Ear. The Grinner nickname is now retired. Although a peanut-shaped ear is seen on this star-spangled rendition of Uncle Sam (as well as a few other traits that conform to Peanut Ear's style), there is little comparison to Peanut Ear's usual bearded men in domed hats. As expected, the carving is inventive and of Superior quality. Uncle Sam gets the full Peanut Ear treatment -- smoothly carved, with a largely unaltered profile. All other features are meticulously rendered. Pictured on the OHNS website.
    From The Chris Dempsey Collection of Hobo Nickels, Part II.


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    July, 2021
    13th-15th Tuesday-Thursday
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