ncredibly Intricate ‘Hobo Nickels’ Carved From Coins

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    These aren’t your average coins at all. These uniquely carved pieces are called Hobo Nickels, and were designed by Paolo “MrThe” Curcio based in Italy. MrThe describes the nickel as a “scriptural art form involving the creative modification of small-denomination coins, essentially resulting in miniature bas reliefs.”

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    Curcio a.k.a.,”MrThe” graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Sculpture and worked as a jeweler since 2003. The passion he had for metalworking led him to the art of hand engraving in 2011.

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    Since the 1700s, people have been creatively modifying the faces of coins

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