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Hobo Nickel Experts - What am I missing?

I was watching this because I thought it was cool, but now it's at like $1,475 lol so I am wondering what kind of information I am lacking. Thanks in advance!

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    jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,275 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Hobo nickels have quite the following. When one has the artistry that captures the imagination and with date matching the subject then it only takes two with the desire and the funds.
    Jim


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    GoldenEggGoldenEgg Posts: 1,923 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Gotta love that AI description!

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    DCWDCW Posts: 6,973 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Usually, a hobo nickel that gets that expensive was carved by one of the "pioneers," BERT or BO.
    I'm not so familiar with this niche, but it doesnt appear that this one was done by a "somebody." Always a risk with these things that they are modern, so I stay away

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    VeepVeep Posts: 1,403 ✭✭✭✭

    Looks like the Kaiser

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    Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 8,670 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Without attributing it to one of the known pioneer artists, I just don't know. I don't like the soldered bail. But that's just me. Peace Roy

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    JBKJBK Posts: 14,745 ✭✭✭✭✭

    WWI Prussian figure, so unusual content, but I don't see any definitive proof of age. :#

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    CaptHenwayCaptHenway Posts: 31,547 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Well, I've never seen a Kaiser Bill nickel, my gut feeling is that it is contemporary, and you have at least two people that really want it. It is worth what it sells for, for now.

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    jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,275 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 19, 2024 8:13PM

    Looks like 3 bidders have carried this auction the whole way. Hope they know something we do not. I've never seen a real kaiser nickel, but here is an article in its regards. This might be a CNC nickel.
    Jim



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    Steven59Steven59 Posts: 8,291 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Pretty nice! But $1475 nice? Who knows............

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    Davidk7Davidk7 Posts: 234 ✭✭✭

    This coin sold for $1,625.

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    jayPemjayPem Posts: 4,042 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Wow!
    Very excellent carving.. just hard to go in that deep without being certain it's legit, right?

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    BLUEJAYWAYBLUEJAYWAY Posts: 8,014 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Wonder if an artist ever inadvertently carved up a 3 legged or overdate by mistake.

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    DCWDCW Posts: 6,973 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @MFeld That just made me cringe

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    MFeldMFeld Posts: 12,035 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @DCW said:
    @MFeld That just made me cringe

    I'm sorry - please don't flag my post. ;)

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    BLUEJAYWAYBLUEJAYWAY Posts: 8,014 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @MFeld said:

    @BLUEJAYWAY said:
    Wonder if an artist ever inadvertently carved up a 3 legged or overdate by mistake.

    How about an 1918/7-D overdate?

    What did it sell for?

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    MFeldMFeld Posts: 12,035 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @BLUEJAYWAY said:

    @MFeld said:

    @BLUEJAYWAY said:
    Wonder if an artist ever inadvertently carved up a 3 legged or overdate by mistake.

    How about an 1918/7-D overdate?

    What did it sell for?

    $14,400 in 2021.

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    seanqseanq Posts: 8,575 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @MFeld said:

    @BLUEJAYWAY said:

    @MFeld said:

    @BLUEJAYWAY said:
    Wonder if an artist ever inadvertently carved up a 3 legged or overdate by mistake.

    How about an 1918/7-D overdate?

    What did it sell for?

    $14,400 in 2021.

    I distinctly remember seeing that coin on the cover of either Coin World or Numismatic News with the headline, "Oh no, Bo!"

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    jacrispiesjacrispies Posts: 714 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @MFeld said:

    @BLUEJAYWAY said:

    @MFeld said:

    @BLUEJAYWAY said:
    Wonder if an artist ever inadvertently carved up a 3 legged or overdate by mistake.

    How about an 1918/7-D overdate?

    What did it sell for?

    $14,400 in 2021.

    Wow that is COOL!

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    HoledandCreativeHoledandCreative Posts: 2,762 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Regarding 1918/7-D hobo, I am pretty sure It was Coin World, Sean. That coin sold in November of 1963 for $2 to the Boystown museum curator at Omaha coin show. I tried to buy it from him then and he told me that I could buy it from his wife when he died. I ended up buying for $400 from the dealer who bought it from his wife for an unknown amount. I kept it in my type set for a few decades and sold it for a profit. I bid a few times on it in 2021 but felt it was plenty high when I quit bidding. I believe there are still only 2 known.

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