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ORIGINAL HOBO NICKEL SOCIETY, INC.
A Florida Not-For-Profit Corporation
FUN2005  Mail and Floor Bid Auction
to be held at the
Original Hobo Nickel Society Meeting
Saturday, January 15, 2005 at 10 a.m.
Florida United Numismatists, Inc.  ~  January 13-16, 2005
Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center
1950 Eisenhower Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

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LOT 1

Average (H)/Average (H)

Hammer Price: ____________

 

Bearded Man Wearing Derby

Probable Artist: Unknown

Coin: 1929-P (VF/EF)

 

First Examiner: Fivaz

Observations: Coin is very dark but carving is quite visible. Curl-brimmed, wrap-around hat, with hatband partially obscured by the high brim. Very small ear. Eye and profile slightly altered, as is (down-turned) mouth. Beard/hair, moustache and eyebrow are all punched. Nice representation of a typical hobo nickel.

 

Second Examiner: Alpert

Observations: Coin is evenly toned very dark on both sides. Decent hat with wrap-around brim. Ear is small and high up on head. Slightly altered profile. Unusual punched hair and beard, but somewhat crudely done. Adam抯 apple on neck. Field dressed behind the head. Simple groove collar.

 

LOT 2

Above Ave (H)/Above Ave

Hammer Price: ____________

 

Bearded Man Wearing Derby

Probable Artist: Unknown

Coin: 1924-P (EF)

 

First Examiner: Alpert

Observations: Nice hat with raised brim (wraps around in back), hatband, and shading lines on dome. Nice carved hair, neat beard, light mustache and eyebrow. Narrow collar; shaded coat. Profile unaltered. Nicely dressed field. Hair-beard and other areas may have been darkened by the artist. Carving has great eye appeal!

 

Second Examiner: Fivaz

Observations: Very attractive carving. Domed hat with accent lines on crown; vertical lines on hat band, wrap-around brim. Hair, beard, mustache and eyebrow neatly done with moustache lighter than rest. Slightly altered profile, eye and mouth. Ear well formed. Collar (w/jewel) and coat well done.

 

LOT 3

Above Ave (L)/Average

Hammer Price: ____________

 

Beardless, Bald Man Wearing Derby

Probable Artist: Unknown

Coin: Buffalo Nickel (VG)

 

First Examiner: Alpert

Observations: Very unusual workmanship with bold simple features. Hat has nice thin raised brim; no band. No hair or beard. Nice ear with internal detail. Strongly altered profile with big nose, small mouth, and rounded chin. Simple collar; plain coat. Decently but a bit unevenly dressed field. Nice eye Appeal.

 

Second Examiner: Fivaz

Observations: Very plain carving, with raised straight brim on plain hat. Ear partially under hat brim. Profile drastically altered, with eye, nose and mouth unusually done. Plain collar/coat. No hair, beard or moustache. Field dressed, “LIBERTY” remains.

 


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