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November 8, 2016 AT 7:16 am

Artist Hand-Engraves International Coins with Floral Scroll Motifs #ArtTuesday

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via My Modern Met

Carrying on the tradition of the hobo nickel, a sculptural art form that transforms small currency coins, artist Shaun Hughes has blown us away with his delicate hand engraving.

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The art of the hobo nickel has been in practice since the 18th century, when artists began using coins as a form of expression. Especially popular in the United States, the Buffalo nickel was a favorite for artists, as its thickness allowed for finer detail.

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