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Star Wars Stormtrooper Carved Nickel  Shaun Hughes by shaun750 Star Wars Stormtrooper Carved Nickel  Shaun Hughes by shaun750
Videos of coins being engraved and carved:
www.youtube.com/user/express37…
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Given 2014-05-04
Star Wars Stormtrooper Hand Engraved Shaun Hughes by shaun750

Shaun uses coins as his canvas, showing some impressive engraving skills and fine attention to detail.
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RedNosE2 Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome :)
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Snowy-Aegis Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The lines remind me of Enigma of Amigara Fault...
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Oldren Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
liberty? more like obey
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IllEatYourself Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
THIS SHOULD TOTALLY BE THE NEW NICKEL.
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Snicketbar Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
How do you do that? Did you pound out the image and re-carve this or something else?
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shaun750 Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
Re carve into the surface of the coin with gravers,and tiny grinders.
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Snicketbar Featured By Owner May 5, 2014
After thinking about it, I figured that's what you did. Pounding the at the coin would have left it distorted and really hard to work with.

Nice job by the way. These are pretty awesome. 
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luvleo Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Incredible!
May the Fourth be with you! ;)
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
I’m very happy for you!!! :iconloveloveplz: :tighthug:
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fixinman Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ironic how you put the soldier of a repressive dictatorship with the word Liberty.
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shaun750 Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
Yes,that occured to me while carving it.
Collectors prefer the LIberty and date intact.
It sort of seemed ok with a stormtroper,as they are kind of cool,and not that scary,but a Nazi soldier wouldn't work.
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fixinman Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Here in Canada it's illegal to "deface" a coin. No matter how cool it looks. Mind you it's never enforced.
Now do a nickel with a pilot from the rebel alliance.
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shaun750 Featured By Owner May 5, 2014
I did a few canadian coins,one large silver with our queen on it?
There is al least one Candian coin carver,I've seen on ebay.
The pilots dont look half as cool,or recognizable,and yet they are the good guys?

This coin sold on ebay last night:)

I decided becuse of the postive response, i'm going to do a limited number of stamped British 2 pences with the storm trooper head in profile,over the top of the Queens head.
I make my own coin dies,and counter stamp coins and let them free in the world in my change for whoever notices.A bit like coin graffiti.
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fixinman Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I watched your videos and they are fascinating.  I have some questions When you engrave is the tool a power tool or hand powered? And How do you polish off the face and still keep the lettering?
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shaun750 Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
Most of what I'm doing is using an airgraver,like a tiny jackhammer.
I dont always remove the indian head,and just dive straight in,you might need the metal.
 If i do,i carve away what I dont want,and grind with tiny burs,or hand metal scrapers.
Thanks for watching
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Shadow55419 Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
best coin ever :D
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:iconrubytide:
rubytide Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
AMAZING!!
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:iconsaintaspie:
saintaspie Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Student General Artist
I was not aware that "hobo" coins were still made. Awesome work.
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GeneralTate Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Still technically US currency to :) well done ! 
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warman546 Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Put this in a museum
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:iconkoricthegreat:
Koricthegreat Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
Flip, you call it. Shock trooper, or rebel. Or perhaps grader for a black n white thing.
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:iconkoricthegreat:
Koricthegreat Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
I said vader! Autocorrect!
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GMan1255 Featured By Owner May 4, 2014   Writer
This is a perfect day for it to get featured! Nice job! And because I can't resist, May the 4th be with you!
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:iconcresentsky:
cresentsky Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Cool.:D
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Doctorwholovesthe80s Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
Great job, but why 1936? Does the year mean anything or not?
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shaun750 Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
The Bufalo nickel was minted from 1913 to 1937,so it's just whatever I have in a good condition.The later dates are more readily available.
Carving a design on a Buffalo nickel turns it into what's called a Hobo Nickel.It's the prefered coin for collectors.
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Doctorwholovesthe80s Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
Ah, neat!
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Nevir-Saedi Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
Cool, thanks I was about to ask the same thing. :-) Really cool work!
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RAMWOC87 Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I-I wish I had one of these >3<
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BrokenSwordGenjuro Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
Dude~~~~ I've always wanted to do this!!!!!!!!
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KittyTehBoss Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Student Digital Artist
May the 4th be with you 


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:iconkarinta:
Karinta Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Student General Artist
Fantastic job!!! Was this cold-hammered, or did you solder stuff to it?
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shaun750 Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
Thanks
Carved into the coin with an airgarver,I use a Nikkon microscope to see what I'm doing.

A ton of videos of diffrent parts of the process.
www.youtube.com/user/express37…
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StarWarsJediAmy Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconsobeautifulplz: So beautiful! Congrats in the DD!!! :iconyaayplz:
:jedi::iconjediplz:~May the 4th be with you~:iconjediplz::jedi:
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XionOblivion4 Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This is so awesome!!!! You deserve the DD! :)

May the forth be with you!
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closetdeviant23 Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
I wish the 'Liberty' said 'OBEY' other than that this is perfect!
great job and love the art!
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KarrotKitteh Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Could you imagine actually trying to pay with this? This is like $300 instead of 5 cents XD
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varletlegion Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Student General Artist
May the 4th be with you!
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Thomasfan96 Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
Awesome, it is.
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LPSlover722 Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WHOO!
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LaughButts Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YEAHHHHH!
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TripleS-Art Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Excellent work!
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Kijacktheartist Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can I has? Happy may the forth.
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:iconmadvillan:
Madvillan Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
Blasters Poppin Rebels Droppin
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Anavi-Ivy Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Student
amazing job ^^
congratz on Daily Deviation :)
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Pen-Like-A-Brush Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
cool!
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gamewizard-2008 Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Wonder if the galaxy far far away still uses these! ;)
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finnfni Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
may the 4th be with you
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alberach01 Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is cool and all, but isn't it illegal to deface a coin like this?
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shaun750 Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
Some people will tell you it is,but the way the US law reads,so long as you don't deface a coin to make it look like another coin.
One day I'll carve a dollar to look like a nickel,and see if they come get me.
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