Hobo nickel is the most common term for the art of carving coins, giving them a new life. In this art, Roman Booteen from Russia is a master. 

He works mainly with old coins which are made of several layers of metal - and he takes advantage of it when creating his images and textures.

More info: Instagram

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Westover
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3 years ago

Wow amazing work

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Aahzmandus Pervect
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3 years ago

Kill All Humans! Nice touch! :)

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sexy_scorpio_3MD
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3 years ago

I love Alice in Wonderland! Super creative! Great job! Love the detai!

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Tibboh Oblib
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3 years ago

A mazing

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Westover
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3 years ago

Lol

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sexy_scorpio_3MD
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3 years ago

A....E....I....O....ah Uuuuuuuuu! :)

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PyroarRanger
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3 years ago

DON'T LOOK INTO HER EYES OR YOU SHALL BE TURNED INTO A COIN!

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Aahzmandus Pervect
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3 years ago

Julius Bender

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mewmew34
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3 years ago

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Rare old silver coin, carved up and painted with creepy baby faces. :(

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Westover
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3 years ago

Mr Burns would love it

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Yezid Puerto
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3 years ago

wwwooowowwww the best!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Signe Manat Hansen
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3 years ago

Golden calf

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A Dog Person
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3 years ago

This one is so cute! Looks like a border collie

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Naomi Bailey
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3 years ago

My favourite coin yet

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mewmew34
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3 years ago

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Another painful one. A buffalo nickle in good enough shape to read the year, and it's been carved up in a way that seems pretty disrespectful to Native Americans.

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Naomi Bailey
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3 years ago

clever

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Naomi Bailey
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3 years ago

wow

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CatShatBrix
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3 years ago

And STILL a better love story than Twilight.

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CatShatBrix
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3 years ago

RIP KNIGHT

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CatShatBrix
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3 years ago

even Snow White wouldn't eat that apple.

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ADHORTATOR
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3 years ago

Attack of the fifty foot woman!

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Westover
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3 years ago

Scrouge duck currency

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Naomi Bailey
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3 years ago

I never seen such great coins in my life#

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sexy_scorpio_3MD
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3 years ago

Tea time!

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sexy_scorpio_3MD
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3 years ago

I like the top half!

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Ben Smith
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3 years ago

Haha this is a very good one

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sexy_scorpio_3MD
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3 years ago

I like it!

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Renée Baldwin
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3 years ago

All the little details. Very talented.

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Ash
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3 years ago

I'd buy this for my SO (but with different scriptures)

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Naomi Bailey
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3 years ago

great detail in coin would love to have this

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Naomi Bailey
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3 years ago

love the detail in the dog

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Naomi Bailey
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3 years ago

sirens

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Ben Smith
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3 years ago

Henry MFing Jones Jr.

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Naomi Bailey
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3 years ago

<3

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Signe Manat Hansen
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3 years ago

That must be the first fan art ever made for Neverending Story 3

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Abby Rexroth
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3 years ago

Goonies never say die!

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Ben Smith
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3 years ago

Interesting broom placement

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Shoeb Ahmad
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3 years ago

Danial Craig, do you remember Moneypenny ? :)