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Arch762 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  New member  Interface Designer
Very interesting work. Could you tell me how long it typically takes to produce your modified coins?
shaun750 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014
Hi, carved coins take from 8 hours to up to five days.I used to keep a record, but 90% of the time they dont sell for the time they take. If a coin is carved in bas reilef its genrally caled a hobo nickel.If its engraved with just lines, then its called a love token.Love tokens on average take 4 hours.
Thanks for asking.
Arch762 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  New member  Interface Designer
I really appreciate the informative reply. As a coin collector, I find your medium to be extremely interesting.
shaun750 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014
Thanks for the reply, it's especialliy nice from a coin collector.
sometimes you get a very bad reaction from coin collectors to carved coins.
I understand their concerns,but mostly,coin carvers,are turning,limited value coins into more desirable coins.They are also using hand carving tecniques,that are being replaced with computer engraving machining,to create modern coins.
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simonkewer Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014
Very good stuff. Pleased to see a different idea.
shaun750 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014
carved/engraved coins aren't my invention.Just trying to spread the word.
 There are many 'Hobo Nickel' carvers,that seem to be able to do the impossible.
Black-Sun-Frau Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're the first artist I've seen of this kind!
shaun750 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014
I'm not the only one carving coins. If you search 'Hobo Nickels' these have been carved for over 100 years,and if you then search 'Love Tokens' they have been engraved for over 300 years,in many countries.
There is a diffrence in old and modern types of both.

Here's a lik to my ebay…

There are many hobo nickel carvers on ebay,so you get various prices acording to quality of the carving.

I've also started making real coins that have been pressed with a steel die I carved,so these are a cheaper alternative if your new to art coins.
Black-Sun-Frau Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I didn't say you were, but you're the first one I've seen on DA.
shaun750 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014
Ok,I got featured on some websites,and they made it look like carving coins was my own don't want to mislead anyone.
I came on DA to keep a record of what I've carved and to spread the word of carved coins.
There is two more carvers on here. James Bordeau(can't think of his user name) is on here,and is based in the US.He's makes nice skull coins,for a reasonable price.
Cheers Shaun
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