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FUN2006 Online Catalogue ~ Lots...51-60 ~ Page...6
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LOT 51
Classic Carving
AboveAve(L)/AboveAve(L)
Final Price: _____ $55.00 _____ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

Bearded Man Wearing Derby
Artist: Unknown
Coin: 1927-P (F)

First Examiner: Fivaz
     The subject has a heavy (dark) punched beard, hair, and moustache. His hat has a long curved brim and he has a small ear. Interestingly, the field behind and over the subject was only partially similarly dark punched. LIBERTY remains and is more outlined, but unaltered.
Second Examiner: Farnsworth
     The subject (bearded man and derby) were well done; however, the heavily punched field in back of the hat detracts. All in all, the carving still has a nice look to it.

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LOT 52
Classic Carving
Average/Average
Final Price: _____ $66.00 _____ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

Bearded Man Wearing Derby
Artist: Unknown
Coin: ND-P (VG)

Auction Manager's Note: The object in the mouth is probably a toothpick.
First Examiner: Fivaz
     The coin was circulated after being carved. The lips, nostril, and eye were altered. The subject appears to be smoking a cigarette [see note above].The carving has a straight-lined brim on the hat and a small ear low on the head. The coin has seen considerable wear after having been carved, which hides some of the work.
Second Examiner: Farnsworth
     The coin has been circulated after it was carved. The subject was nicely done. The cigarette is very thin and can be hardly seen.

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LOT 53
Classic Carving
Average/Average(H)
Final Price: _____ $66.00 _____ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

Bearded Man Wearing Derby
Artist: Unknown
Coin: ND-S (G)

First Examiner: Fivaz
     The coin was holed. The crown of the hat is tall and plain, with no hatband or bow. The hair, beard, and moustache are rather delicately carved, almost to indicate a heavy stubble. No ear is visible. The profile was unaltered and the field was completely dressed.
Second Examiner: Farnsworth
     The collar and lapel were nicely carved. The field is very well dressed. This is a plain, simple carving with nice eye appeal.

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LOT 54
Classic Carving
BelowAve(L)/BelowAve(L)
Final Price: _____ $49.50 _____ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

Bearded Man with No Hat
Artist: Unknown
Coin: 1926-P (VG)

First Examiner: Fivaz
     This piece was carved (ear and mouth) and scratched (hair and beard). The Indian抯 hair, feathers, etc. have been removed and fine, scraggly hair and beard were scratched in. The profile was minimally altered. This may be an unfinished attempt at carving.
Second Examiner: Farnsworth
     The profile was altered slightly at the nose. The subject is a somewhat bald man with a few strands of hair. All the hair and beard were scratched in.

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LOT 55
Classic Carving
Average/Average
Final Price: _____ $825.00 _____ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

Rabbi
Artist: Bo Hughes
Coin: 1925-P (G-VG)

First Examiner: Fivaz
     This depiction of a Rabbi with a yarmulke is one of Bo抯 works after his 1957 hand injury. The subject has a very thick, curly hair and beard and has a textured yarmulke on the back of his head. The coin is very dark, possibly from being stored in a tobacco can.
Second Examiner: Farnsworth
     The beard and hair were punched. Only the head is visible no neck or shoulders. The yarmulke was created with a nice texture. LIBERTY visible in the field.

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LOT 56
Classic Carving
BelowAve(H)/Average(H)
Final Price: _____ $253.00 _____ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

Bearded Jockey
Artist: Bo Hughes
Coin: 1934-P (G)

First Examiner: Fivaz
     This is post 1957 injury work by Bo, using almost exclusively the punch method. Still, it is definitely a piece done by one of the very few hobo nickel artists we know by name. This appears to be a jockey with curly hair and beard. There is a 揅 punch for the ear.
Second Examiner: Farnsworth
     This was carved after Bo抯 hand injury. The shape of the nose is typical of Bo抯 work. The ear appearing on the center of the head is rather large. created with one punch of a 揅 shaped tool. No eye is visible.

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LOT 57
Classic Carving
BelowAve/Average
Final Price: _____ $440.00 _____ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

Clown
Artist: Bo Hughes
Coin: 1924-P (G)

First Examiner: Fivaz
     This is one of Bo抯 favorite subjects, a clown. The clown is bald with tuffs of hair at the lower back of his head. The subject has an outlined eye, nose, and mouth and is wearing a ruffled collar. This is a post 1957 hand injury piece completely punched with 揝C at the back of the neck. The coin is dark, probably from having been stored in a tobacco can.
Second Examiner: Farnsworth
     The coin is toned dark on both sides. The ruffled collar was created with a series of 揅 punches. The tuffs of hair were created with punches. The ear in the center of the head was also created with a 揅 punch. 揝C is visible on the back of the neck.

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LOT 58
Modern Carving
Superior/Superior
Final Price: _____ $99.00 _____ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

Annie Oakley
Artist: Amy Armstrong
Coin: 1926-P (VF)

Donation to OHNS

First Examiner: Fivaz
     This is a modern signed carving. The western legend, Annie Oakley, is the subject of this nicely done Amy Armstrong carving. Annie has a star on her hat, a smile on her face, and long hair behind her ear down to the right of the date. The surfaces were polished. It was signed (揂A-6) on the reverse. Annie抯 name is on the obverse right rim.
Second Examiner: Alpert
     This is a nice portrait of Annie Oakley, facing right. The profile was totally altered and recessed. Subject has a large hat with a star, a nice ear low on the head. The field was nicely dressed and the entire obverse was polished.

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LOT 59
Modern Carving
Superior/Superior
Final Price: _____ $357.50 _____ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

The Bambino Curse
Artist: Amy Armstrong
Coin: 1918-P (VF)
[ The year the curse started ]

First Examiner: Fivaz
     This is a two-sided carving signed 揂A-7 on the edge. This is a wonderful carving of 揟he Bambino, complete with the Yankee cap and the Red Sox 揃 logo on the reverse from his stint with this team. 揃ambino was carved on the right rim. On the reverse rim was carved: 2004 and 揈SRUC (with the letters facing backwards), which is testament to the Sox breaking the World Series curse in 2004.
Second Examiner: Alpert
     This is a very nice portrait of Babe Ruth. Both sides were polished.

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LOT 60
Modern Carving
Superior/Superior
Final Price: _____ $137.50 _____ ...Hammer Price plus 10% Buyer's Fee.

Al Capone
Artist: Amy Armstrong
Coin: 1937-P (VF)

First Examiner: Fivaz
     This is a great likeness of the mobster Al Capone. Al has his ubiquitous cigar clenched in his teeth and a similar smile on his and a similar smile on his lips. The trademark fedora also added to the authenticity of the subject. The obverse was polished and the reverse was signed 揂A-8.
Second Examiner: Alpert
     This is a great animated likeness of Al Capone. Al is smiling with a cigar in his mouth and his teeth are visible. He has a nice hat, face, ear, and high broad shoulders. The obverse was polished.

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