A new lineup of silver rounds available today recreates the brilliance of a folk art long lost in American culture. Hobo Nickels was a term used to describe America’s circulation five-cent pieces that had extra design features etched onto them by vagrant populations traveling the country in search of work and housing during the 18th, 19th, and early 20th centuries. Today, the 1 oz Silver Antique Train Hobo Nickel Silver Round is available on Silver.com for investors and collectors looking for old-school designs.
- Extremely limited mintage of just 1,000 rounds for distribution!
- Second design release in the popular new series!
- Ships in a plastic Air-Tite capsule to protect the round’s finish.
- Design includes an antique finish and edge-lettered number.
- Consists of one troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Obverse bears the image of a steam engine traveling down the tracks.
- Reverse includes the portrait of a hobo walking wherever the road takes him.
Each 1 oz Silver Train Hobo Nickel Round in this product listing has an antique finish. As a way of giving new rounds an old appearance, antique finishes add warmth and depth to a round’s finish. On top of that, these rounds reflect the appearance of an original Buffalo Nickel with their antique finish.
Buffalo Nickels were a popular target of hobo artists because they were widely available and in circulation for a long period of time in American history (19131-1938). James Earle Fraser’s Indian Head and Buffalo design from coin’s obverse and reverse are emulated in each of the Hobo Nickel Silver Round designs.
On the obverse of these 1 oz Silver Antique Train Hobo Nickels you’ll find the image of a steam locomotive moving along the tracks, accompanied by engravings reflective of the original nickels. “Liberty” and a year of issue as “1913” are featured on the reverse.
The reverse of the round has the image of a hobo walking along the road, carrying a satchel over his shoulder, holding a walking stick for balance, and smoking a pipe. Engravings include “United States of America,” “E Pluribus Unum,” and “Five Cents.”
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