Hobo Coins by Aleksey Saburov

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“The hobo nickel is a sculptural art form involving the creative modification of small-denomination coins, essentially resulting in miniature bas reliefs. The nickel, because of its size, thickness, and relative softness, was a favored coin for this purpose. However, the term hobo nickel is generic, as carvings have been made from many different denominations. Many talented coin engravers, as well as newcomers, started creating hobo nickels in 1913, when the Buffalo nickel entered circulation.” –Aleksey Saburov

“In every coin I strive to best reflect the mood and nature of each character. The main goal is to not miss even the tiniest detail of a historical event. That’s why my work has been handmade with absolute detail and each one is unique, crafted in bas-relief under 10X magnification. Each individual coin has it’s own number to ensure its’ authenticity and is signed by the author. Miniature fine carving is my professional specialty, something for which I have a great passion.” -Aleksey Saburov

Aleksey Saburov - Empty Kingdom - Art Blog

Aleksey Saburov - Empty Kingdom - Art Blog

Aleksey Saburov - Empty Kingdom - Art Blog

Aleksey Saburov - Empty Kingdom - Art Blog

Aleksey Saburov - Empty Kingdom - Art Blog

Aleksey Saburov - Empty Kingdom - Art Blog

Aleksey Saburov - Empty Kingdom - Art Blog

Aleksey Saburov - Empty Kingdom - Art Blog

Aleksey Saburov - Empty Kingdom - Art Blog

Aleksey Saburov - Empty Kingdom - Art Blog

Aleksey Saburov - Empty Kingdom - Art Blog

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