The world of modern hobo nickels is expanding, with an increasing
number of present day carvers bringing their artistic talents to add
to what collectors can put into their collections.
The spring 2014 issue of Bo Tales, the official publication
of the Original Hobo Nickel Society Inc., includes a number of
articles illustrating the latest contributions to the body of work
known as hobo nickels. The host coin for the carver's work is often an
Indian Head 5-cent coin, commonly called a Buffalo nickel.
Collectors of the modern-day works of arts are also enamored with
the works of some actual hobos who crossed the country hitching rides
on the nation's railways, primarily in the 1920s through 1960s. Many
of these "original" hobo nickels were traded in exchange for
a meal or a night's lodging.
Collectors interested in the latest journal and what the Original
Hobo Nickel Society has to offer may visit its website at www.hobonickels.org/.