Russian Artist Carves Old Coins & Give Them A Modern Twist

  • By Asad Tipu
  • September 2, 2017
  • 4 minutes read

The art of coin engraving is called hobo nickel.

One Russian artist, Roman Booteen, is an absolute master at it. He likes using old coins because they were made out of layers, and let him use different textures. His work is absolutely mind boggling. It’s hard to comprehend that it’s hand made and actually real.

He boasts a modest but respectable 13K followers on instagram. You can follow him at his social media below. All images were taken from his public profiles.

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#1 Cheshire Cat

#2 Alice in Nickle-land

#3 Medusa

#4 Illuminati

#5 Bender

#6 Alice on crack

#7 Babies in peas.

#8 The quest for Nickleot

#9 Game of Sponge.

#10 A generic Simpson cameo.

#11 Winnie The Pooh after they do heroine.

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