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Chooke Coins - Hobo Nickel Hobo Coins

by May club 27 Sep 2015 0 Comments

Some Native American tribes believe that "silver coins" are a symbol of authority, and chiefs often use extra large silver coins as pendants for necklaces. Looking back to this day, silver coin pendants are often used in fashion accessories; Chooke inherits the Indian spirit and combines Hobo Nickel and totem printing to create a series of unique silver coin pendants.

What is Hobo Nickel?

The literal translation of Hobo Nickel in English is "Hobo Nickel" mainly because during the Great Depression in the United States from the 1920s to the 1930s, tens of millions of homeless people became homeless. Due to the lack of employment opportunities, some people in order to survive passed through Some simple hand tools can change the pattern of low-cost nickel coins to add artistic value to them, so as to obtain more money as a trade, hence the name.

Before this name appeared, it was simply called "coin engraving". Coin engraving can be traced back to the 18th century or earlier. In the mid-19th century, the most common one was "Potty Coin", which is a five-cent seated goddess. Instead, sit on the potty.

At the same time, coin engraving was also often used as a token of love; after one or both ends of the coin were smoothed, pictures such as oaths or names were engraved and applied to bracelets or necklaces.

In the 20th century, the Indian buffalo nickel coin (Buffalo nickel) appeared in 1913. It was large, thick and different from previous coin designs, giving the engraver more creative space, and the proportions of the head occupying a larger area could also be displayed. More details modified.

Of course, nowadays, Hobo Nickel is no longer just for hobos. Through the advancement of tools and technology, Hobo Nickel actually represents an artistic and cultural name for micro relief carvings on small denomination coins. With exquisite craftsmanship, Chooke combines coin engraving with the rich cultural heritage of India, extending it into many charming accessories.

As Chooke said: "money is produced with money"

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