By Stephen Alpert, HLM10
Dapper is an early hobo nickel maker, nicknamed by Stephen Alpert in the July-August-September 2000 issue of BoTales. He was so named because his nickels depict a sharply-dressed well-groomed man.
Dapper's hobo nickels have:
- A hat brim that is narrow and long with pointed ends.
- The beard is short, with a triangular projection on the cheek that points to the eye.
- The profile is unaltered.
- The ear is narrow.
- The collar has a distinctive large triangular flap at the front.
Dapper's works appear on early-dated buffalo nickels.