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Clown Hobo Nickel carved by Billzach (Bill Jameson) - photo from gmmnut    http://www.gmmnut.com/gmm/billzach/bill.html

Clown Hobo Nickel carved by Billzach (Bill Jameson) - photo from gmmnut http://www.gmmnut.com/gmm/billzach/bill.html

<b>These nickels certainly don't feature Thomas Jefferson.</b> 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.

38 Impressive "Hobo Nickels"

<b>These nickels certainly don't feature Thomas Jefferson.</b> 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.

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