This Russian Artist Creates Amazing Carvings Using Old Coins

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It’s time for a little education. Have you ever heard of the phrase “hobo nickel”? In its simplest terms, a hobo nickel is the art of carving coins, giving them a completely new look. And Russian Roman Booteen has become a master.
Roman primarily works with old coins which were produced with multiple layers of metal making his job much easier (relatively speaking of course). He creates amazing carvings that you’re about to see here. Judging by the Winnie the Pooh coin pictured above, Roman is an absolute expert.
Check out some of favorite carvings and be sure to follow Roman on Instagram at @romanbooteen.
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