Re: A Hundred Years Ago & Right Now 10/25/19
posted by Paul Judge
Flat out I saw this article and stole it from my childhood neighbor Richard Links' Facebook page. This is an article regarding America’s Forgotten “Hobo Nickels” from the October 18, 2019 issue of Appalachian Magazine -
"During the Great Depression unemployed, bored and lonely men would often pass the time by perfecting new designs unto the Buffalo Nickel. These re-sculpted Buffalo Nickels became known as "hobo nickels" and based upon their complexity, beauty and artistic appeal, would often be accepted from the bearer at an increased value."