This is a VERY RARE COIN and at this time I have only 2 (unless sold since the time I'm writing this). They are extremely hard and expensive to come by which is sad because the high relief minting and detail on this coin is absolutely perfect for a coin ring craftsman like myself. The detail comes out so incredibly clear and detailed it's amazing!
Although being called a "Hobo Nickel", this is not really a nickel as it's stamped on the coin but rather a ring made from a large 1 Troy Ounce .9999 Solid Silver Bullion Round stamped in Viking imagery. Being a high-relief coin, this ring has some seriously strong detail to it! These large coins are often dubbed "Hobo-Nickels" which were derived from the depression era when Hobos use to take common coins like nickels and with a pocket knife or nail widdle away at them to create a completely different image or drawing than was originally minted in order to sell or trade for more than it was worth at that time.
Regarding this coin, probably the most feared of all Norse Vikings, In the Old Norse written corpus, berserkers were those who were said to have fought in a trance-like fury believed to get their power and fighting ability from the Bear, a characteristic which later gave rise to the modern English word berserk (meaning "furiously violent or out of control"). Berserkers are attested to in numerous Old Norse sources.
This Hobo or Challenge Coin is minted in solid .9999 (99.9% Pure Silver) and hand-forged from it's coin shape into a ring to wear in the finish of your choosing.
▶ 1 Troy Ounce .9999 Silver Coin prior to its conversion to a ring. Pictures of both the coin and ring in the picture section above.
▶ Approx 14mm wide
▶ Photos above show it in Antique Patina but feel free to choose a different finish.
▶ Powder Coating the background in the color of your choice is an option.
▶ All Rings get FREE Jewelers Clear Coating but you should have your own bottle for reapplication which should be done once a month or as needed or a permanent sealer known as Hypo Sealing that doesn't require reapplication is available. (See links below)
5ml Bottle of Jewelers Clear Coat
If you can't find the coin ring you are looking for here or have one of your own you want done, let me know and I'll get you a quote. I make all kinds of challenge coin rings, heritage rings from coins around the world from every country, coins with specific years that have meaning and more.
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While there are some very tough rings that can put up with a lot of abuse like Titanium or Tungsten, all jewelry regardless of price requires some common sense TLC and in most cases it should be a habit to remove your ring prior to taking a shower, washing your hands, using hand sanitizer or lotion, swimming or while working that requires heavy hand to machinery contact or anything that would simply be abrasive. If you have any concerns, simply ask about your specific ring and ask about our hyposealer which is an additional protective coating that can be applied to help protect and prevent oxydation.
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Aug 28, 2021
Amazing experience. Patriot Coin answered all my questions, did an amazing job on the ring, and shipped it promptly. Add to that you’re supporting a great cause. Already gotten a bunch of compliments. Would purchase again.