The Hobo Nickel Series returns for 2017 with a whole new approach to its design concepts, and the very first release in this new collection of Hobo Nickels will send a chill to your core. Featuring an image from Albrecht Durer’s famous collection of masterpieces of artwork, the Silver Durer’s Knight Round leads the charge. Today, the 5 oz Antique Silver Durer’s Knight Round is available to you online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you in a protective capsule.
- Includes a Certificate of Authenticity!
- Sixth release of the Hobo Nickel Series!
- Mintage limited to 2,500 rounds only!
- Consists of Five Troy ounces of .999 fine silver in antique condition.
- Obverse features the image of Durer’s Knight.
- Reverse includes the design of a death tree.
Although Durer’s piece, known as Knight, Death, and the Devil, is often believed to be a drawing artwork, it is not. Durer was a printmaster and used a burin, or cold chisel, to scratch a hard, flat surface to create a printing plate with his famous design. The chiseled niches on the plate held the ink, making it easier for the paper to be pressed accurately with a design.
For the 2017 Hobo Nickels, five new artists will contribute to the design of individual new rounds available from Heads or Tales Coin Company and the Osborne Mint. The first of these designs is from Roman Boteen and revives the 1513 creation of Albrecht Durer. His depiction is known as Knight, Death, and Devil, and features a knight riding along on horseback with his faithful dog at his side. This is considered to be one of his so-called Meisterstricth, or master prints.
On the obverse of the 5 oz Antique Silver Durer’s Knight Round you’ll find the image of a knight on horseback, complete with a full suit of body armor and a long spear in his hands as he wades through an eerie scene on horseback. A banner along the top bears the phrase “E Pluribus Unum,” while a year of issue as “1921” is featured below.
The reverse of the 5 oz Antique Silver Durer’s Knight Round features the haunting image of a tree best described as the death tree. It features a hollowed out center with a human fist emerging from it, and at the base of the tree you’ll see a sword and skull between its entangled roots.
All Hobo Nickel Series silver rounds are struck at the Osborne Mint, which is the oldest private minting facility in the United States and is located in Cincinnati, Ohio. The company can trace its roots back to the 1830s.
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