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  1. BruinersCoins

    Hobo Coins

    I have recently received my final warning for listing illegal/fake items on Bid or Buy. I have discussed this previously on this platform. One of the reasons I was WARNED previously was for selling FAKE Hobo coins. Now, I trade internationally and have NEVER heard of such utter nonsense. I don't know how a Hobo coin can be illegal or fake or both. According to the biggest market, the USA, Hobo coins are a craft and quite legal. So in future, I think Bid or Buy need to investigate certain claims made by people who are just plain jealous! The South African coin collecting market has been in the doldrums for far too long and SA collectors have been starved of new themes to collect. Everyone has just been too happy to sell a 1965 Afrikaans cent. I am developing niche markets in the SA coin collecting market, and I am NOT going to stop! This is good for our economy, but more so for Bid or Buy.... yes I basically just started, but so did my good friend Pierre Nortje years ago. The only problem is certain sellers on Bid or Buy need to grow up... help the industry grow, instead of trying to score points at someone else's expense. Now back to Hobo coins. Hobo coins were first crafted from United States Nickels (5 Cents) during the Great Depression by, hobos. Today it is an industry worth millions of Dollars the world over. In actual fact, they have become so popular that some companies are now making them by machine. Who collects Hobo coins? Golfers use them to mark their golf balls. I can just imagine, it must be quite a talking point when your playing partner sees these coins. Also, as with coin collecting, collectors collect Hobo coins around specific themes, like cartoon characters, moon landings, etc. I will be auctioning quite a few different designs over the next couple of days..... I hope people have a better grasp of what a Hobo coin is..... Ralph
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