Introducing Dashing Dan

By Chris Winkler RM1679

This is my second submission as a new member from the portfolio of ten coins I purchased with four known and six unknown carvers as discussed in the “Grim Reaper” nicknaming also appearing in this BoTales issue. I showed the first coin below to Arturo DelFavero and he came back with two others submitted by Chris Dempsey (LM 64).

He is quite dapper and wearing very nice clothes, I want to call him "Dashing Dan." They all share most of the same characteristics.

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The diagnostic characteristics for identifying hobo nickels made by "Dashing Dan" are:

  1. Heavy stippling effect in the area behind the hat, running from the back of the collar around to the nose.
  2. Three dimensional domed hat with wrap around brim with sides curled up and a bow on the right side.
  3. Beards made of slightly curved punches that go up to a thick sideburn with no cheek hair.
  4. Similar oval ears.
  5. Ears set back on heads on all examples.
  6. Short hair on the back of the neck.
  7. Well dressed with thin collars and lapels.