Bas-Relief ‘Hobo Nickel’ Sculptures Carved into Coins by Paolo Curcio

Hobo Nickels by Paolo Curcio

Artist Paolo Curcio craves tiny bas-relief sculptures into coins—a traditional art form known as the hobo nickel. Curcio’s coins feature intricately detailed hobos, skulls and a variety of pop culture characters. Plastic castings of his works are available online. Here’s our previous post on Skull Nickels.

Hobo Nickels by Paolo Curcio

Hobo Nickels by Paolo Curcio

Hobo Nickels by Paolo Curcio

photos via Paolo Curcio

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