(Early 80s) 1937 J. Press Hobo Nickel - XF/AU Hand Carving - Fine Nickel

John F. Press 9/20/46-3/10/83
John F. Press began making hobo nickels circa 1980, and died 1983. He taught J.Allen (see below) how to make hobo nickels, and their works are very similar in style. He signed his hobo nickels “J.PRESS” using a metal die, counterstamped on the buffalo. Hobo nickels signed by J.Press are much scarcer than those of J.Allen. (courtesy: Original Hobo Nickel Society)

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