Mark Frauenfelder at 9:14 am Mon, Sep 5, 2011
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Scott Beale of Laughing Squid writes: "Colossal has a great roundup of Skull Nickels, carved coins that are made in the tradition of Hobo Nickels, which are still celebrated and collected by the Hobo Nickel Society."
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That is fantastic!
Apparently the “hobo process” was done to peach pits, too.
Love the Indian skull ones, and the dealer’s hand one. Prices are a little out of my reach, though, sadly.
They have to charge a lot to keep up their luxurious hobo lifestyle.
Aces and Eights – the Dead Man’s Hand. Awesome.
Potential Politicla statement thereis nice.
The amount of effort that had to go into the carving is even nicer.
Benjamin Franklin has such a nice dome
I look at the nickel pictured and think, the “In God We Trust” should be changed to “This Is Your God”
How about Jefferson saying, “I’m rolling in my grave. Liberty?”
Although people deface money all the time and it’s not a horrible crime like stealing mail, would Ebay eventually flag this for risk of liability? You can still buy human skulls on Ebay but that’s pretty legal I think.
what crime?Is America that much of a police state? wow
Eh, if defacing money is criminal then someone probably should’ve alerted the National Parks to stop selling their pressed penny souvenirs.
I think it’s the sort of thing where you can get a permit to do it, but even if you don’t it’s totally unenforceable and intended to keep people from damaging the economy rather than the currency itself (say, by burning a few hundred million in cash).
Only if the skull is being sold by its original owner.
It works on two levels, because he’s dead! :D
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