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    Two Post-1957 Bo Hughes Nickels
    Indian Chief and Marcy

    Two Post-1957 Carvings by Bo Hughes. After a severe hand injury was sustained in 1957 when carving a nickel, Bo Hughes had to re-learn how to carve with only partial use of his hand. He used punches and other tools to some extent, but his recovery was gradual. Joyce Romines suggests Bo recovered to the point where his carvings from the late 1960s through the 1970s were nearly as accomplished as some of his early works. These two post-1957 nickels show average to above average quality, about midpoint during his recovery period. They are two of his favorite motifs -- an Indian chief, and the shifty Marcy (Monique's "sugar daddy").
    From The Chris Dempsey Collection of Hobo Nickels, Part II.

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