Introducing The Physician
By Arturo DelFavero RM552, Chris Dempsey LM64
In October of 2017 I purchased a hobo nickel from Chris Dempsey. I immediately noticed that this was a match to two that were submitted to the BoTales, “Three’s a Match” section in 2012. The artist has crafted the classic subject but the outcome displays a quite unique professional looking gentleman with a broad face and shoulders to match. Due to his appearance I’ve decided to nickname him “The Physician.”
The Carving Characteristics for "The Physician" are listed as follows:
- Derby hats with vertically lined bands, wide cut indented brims, and texturing on two examples.
- Deeply engraved ears.
- Punched head and facial hair including eyebrows.
- Cleaned neck.
- Mild profile alteration
- Collar, lapel, and shoulder, and simple tie.
- LIBERTY fully and partially left intact
- Well-dressed fields, one with heavy stippling, one with mild stippling, and one with none.
- All engraving is done with wider round graver.
- All subjects look husky.
- Full, partial and no dates are evident.