Yoruba Ile Ori (House of the Head Shrine), Nigeria
Plate with a hunting scene from the tale of Bahram Gur and Azadeh
38 Impressive "Hobo Nickels"
Hobo Nickels from the early 1900's. The Buffalo Head nickel was particularly popular because of its larger size and carving or engraving surface. Called a Hobo nickel becaus they were more likely to carry coins.
38 Impressive “Hobo Nickels” These nickels certainly don't feature Thomas Jefferson. First carved in 1913, the heyday of hobo nickels was back in the 1930s, used as a way to pass the time during the Great Depression. Some of the original coins still exist today, while the practice itself has survived into modern times; ironically making some nickels worth hundreds of dollars.