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Details about  HOBO NICKEL Anglesey Druid HUMAN SKULL Hand-Carved by JH OHNS Real COIN ART


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Freshly SKULLpted

May 28, 2014
US $299.00
Approximately C $376.13(including shipping)
US $6.55 (approx. C $8.24) USPS First Class Mail Intl / First Class Package Intl Service | See details
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Seller Notes: Freshly SKULLpted
Artist: JOHN HUGHEY Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
Year: 2014


"HOBO NICKEL" hand-carved SKULLPTURES by J. Hughey

I am a registered member of the ORIGINAL HOBO NICKEL SOCIETY, and some of my earlier work is featured in the OHNS Carver's Showcase.  Each carving is done free-hand (through aging eyes, unfortunately), is signed with my logo, and ships in a vinyl coin flip* with hand-written identification as well as my signature.  The original host coin is a GENUINE 1789 ANGLESEY DRUID HALF-PENNY TOKEN, and that shown is the carving you will receive.

These Anglesey mine tokens were poorly refined, and often contain impurities, some quite large... such as iron shavings, rust pockets, internal mineralizations, etc... making them ridiculously difficult to carve.  I have attempted several, but in every prior case, I discovered unexpected defects hiding within the copper (and usually in the most inconvenient locations, of course!!!).  Furthermore, when these were minted, they were not subjected to the the pressures common in modern minting techniques, which left the copper considerably softer than one might expect... making them even more difficult to carve.

Please note original die-doubling in various locations.

This is, by far, the best Druid that I've ever produced... possibly in part to having kept the carving to a minimum:  Nevertheless, "luck" is still a major factor when carving one of these... making this a scarce achievement.

*Please note that vinyl "flips" are not recommended for permanent coin storage, particularly in areas of environmental fluctuation.


INTERNATIONAL PURCHASES:  For packages valued less than $250 US, I'm now happy to offer International First Class shipping with Delivery Confirmation for the following countries: Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, France, Germany, Israel, Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain, Switzerland and the UK!

For packages valued more than $250 US (or destined for a country other than those mentioned above), USPS International Priority rates will typically apply.

Please note that buyers are responsible for all customs taxes/fees imposed by your country.

ALL international bidders are invited to contact me prior to sale, for possible shipping options.

 Please feel free to email me with any questions or to request additional photos.

Payment is expected within THREE days of auction's end. PAYPAL ONLY, please.

 RETURNS:  If your item differs significantly from the item description, I will cheerfully offer a full refund, to include the cost of return shipping (upon the safe receipt of your item).  To qualify for a refund, the buyer must agree to submit to a cancelled transaction request, sent through Ebay, so that I may recover my listing fees.  Any other requests for a refund will be handled on a case-by case basis, and resolved at my discretion.  Please be advised that I do not typically respond favorably to refund requests based on issues beyond my control, such as "buyer's remorse"... but I try to be a good guy in all of my trading activities and if there's a problem of any kind, I encourage you to contact me, nevertheless.

Although I am generally quick with my shipping, I typically request up to five business days for handling...
so please see listing for details.


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Item location: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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Returns accepted ONLY if item differs significantly from description: "Buyer's remorse", better deals elsewhere, or a buyer's sudden change of heart, are factors beyond my control, and NOT considered as reasons for return.

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Paypal ONLY. Payment is expected within THREE days of auction's end. Please leave feedback upon receipt, and I will respond as soon as possible, upon satisfactory completion of the sale. Although I can generally get shipments out quickly, I request up to five working days... just in case. Thank you for your business, and if your item should significantly differ from description, simply return the item to me for a full refund. Shipping quote is based as per item description.
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