X

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy.

I agree
Learn More
Great Geek Gifts in the Technabob Shop!Get Technabob Daily: Join our Mailing List! | Follow Us: Facebook | Twitter
Awesomer Media Sites: THE AWESOMER | MIGHTYMEGA | 95OCTANE
subscribe to our rss feedsubscribe via e-mailfollow technabob on twittertechnabob facebook fan pageGoogle+follow us in feedly
Follow Us:
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob

Stormtrooper Hobo Nickel: In Sith We Trust

by Conner Flynn
Advertisement

Nickel carving goes way back. It has been an American tradition ever the Great Depression, when some homeless people carved designs into nickels, selling them for more than five cents. That is why they are called “hobo nickels.” It was a craft that could earn them extra money. Of course, back then you wouldn’t have seen any Star Wars characters on them.
stormtrooper nickelzoom in


The craft of nickel carving has become popular again recently and you can find cool designs all over the internet. British artist Shaun Hughes carved the intricate image of a stormtrooper into a vintage 1936 nickel. It looks pretty amazing and we get a glimpse at what Imperial currency might look like in the real world. Don’t spend it all in one Cantina.

For more amazing hobo nickels, be sure to check out Shaun’s DeviantArt gallery.

[via Neatorama]

Hot Deals in the Technabob Shop:



Comments are closed for posts older than 90 days.

More from Awesomer Media...

RetroEngine Sigma

RetroEngine Sigma

Myths about Blindness

Myths about Blindness

Dodge Challenger GT AWD to Land in Q1 2017 with V6 Only

Dodge Challenger GT AWD to Land in Q1 2017 with V6 Only

Ferrari 488 Challenge Ready for Turbocharged Racing Action

Ferrari 488 Challenge Ready for Turbocharged Racing Action

Star Wars Death Star Bean Bag Chair Cover

Star Wars Death Star Bean Bag Chair Cover

Stream The Music from Westworld

Stream The Music from Westworld

Advertisement