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Hobo 1897 Morgan Dollar ( 21.3g) Missing 5.43g

 
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 Posted 06/16/2019  3:43 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add 103070 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
LOVE IT!!

I have been eyeing this HOBO coin for weeks and decided to get it this weekend.

I wanted to share with all of you and tell me what you think. I love vintage and art and this coin represents both so very well. Not only is the obverse altered but the reverse is also in AWESOME detail and related logic of the obverse and revers...lol...a Skeleton Eagle! Love the Cervical Vertebra on the neck.

Amazing!

Have you good people seen such a detailed obverse and reverse HOBO coin?

Enjoy the pics below and feel free to give feedback. Personally, I have never seen such effort put into such a coin and large of one.

Happy Fathers Day to all!








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 Posted 06/16/2019  3:48 pm  Show Profile   Check Errers and Varietys's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Errers and Varietys to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I think it looks awesome!
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 Posted 06/16/2019  3:59 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Not something you see every day!
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 Posted 06/16/2019  4:00 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@103070, yes amazing artwork on this piece, although for sure this wasn't done by an actual hobo. One of our own CCF members (@nohope587) also modifies coins. Here is a link to an example of his work:

http://goccf.com/t/303667




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 Posted 06/16/2019  4:05 pm  Show Profile   Check GrapeCollects's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GrapeCollects to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Super Sweet Looking!
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 Posted 06/16/2019  4:18 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add 103070 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
HOBO Coins is what they call these altered coins right? Thank you for the website :)

Hey gang...how much do these usually go for?
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 Posted 06/16/2019  5:31 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add DoctorBurnzy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
$4.39 https://www.ebay.com/itm/American-H...AOSwXUhckraJ Hope you didn't pay too much. It still looks nice though. It's from China. a cast.
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 Posted 06/16/2019  5:34 pm  Show Profile   Check GrapeCollects's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GrapeCollects to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@Doc, that one's a fake morgan though.
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 Posted 06/16/2019  5:37 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add DoctorBurnzy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That too at $4.39. It's a cast.
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 Posted 06/16/2019  5:42 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add fortcollins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This is one of a series of known Chinese counterfeit "Hobo" Morgans. It's a die struck zinc alloy fake.
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 Posted 06/16/2019  5:44 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jimbucks to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
If you are into cast Chinese fantasy "coins", OK.
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 Posted 06/16/2019  9:45 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Kopper Ken to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
These cast coins are all over Ebay...you can get an exact copy of the OP coin today.

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 Posted 06/16/2019  10:05 pm  Show Profile   Check Darth Morgan's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Darth Morgan to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This coin was NOT hand carved. It's a Chinese made "novelty" item.
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 Posted 06/16/2019  10:34 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add 103070 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
LOLOL...how horrible is. Wow, what a hot mess. I usually have my phone with me to look things up before purchasing but it was charging tin the car.
No I didn't pay much for it.
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 Posted 06/16/2019  11:30 pm  Show Profile   Check spruett001's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add spruett001 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Well, that's too bad. These types are still called "hobo" coins, even if they are recent creations. However, they need to actually have been carved, not cast/struck.
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 Posted 06/16/2019  11:37 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Pauldog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It looks like something you'd see on a Grateful Dead album cover.
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