Russian Artist Carves Silver Dollar With Trap Jaws And Golden ‘Bait’ Coin – Design You Trust

Russian Artist Carves Silver Dollar With Trap Jaws And Golden ‘Bait’ Coin

Russian artist Roman Booteen has carved one of the most intriguing ‘Hobo nickels‘ we’ve ever seen.

Using a Morgan silver dollar from 1921, the ‘Hobo nickel’ features a golden ‘bait coin’, a Dos Pesos from 1945. The coin also features gold inlays (the broken arrows) and a working trap jaw mechanism. The trap jaws are triggered when the gold coin is pressed. Booteen assures us that the spring is too weak to do any actual harm to your fingers and that it’s just a decorative element. T

he inscription is the Latin phrase: “Aurum multo magis animas perdidit, quam ferrum corpora cecidit” which loosely translates to: “Gold has killed more souls than iron”

More info: Instagram, Facebook, Shop (h/t: twistedsifter)

#hobonickel #goldinlay #morgandollar #engraved #engravedcoin #hobonickel #hobonickels

A post shared by Roman Booteen (@romanbooteen) on

FINISHED!!!! #carved #goldinlay #morgandollar #engraving #carvedcoin #hobonickel #hobonickels #carveddollar #goldcoin

A post shared by Roman Booteen (@romanbooteen) on

If you want more awesome content, subscribe to 'Oh, Design You Trust,' our brand new Facebook page! Trust me, you won't be disappointed.

More Inspiring Stories

An Artist Beautifully Illustrates The Bright Moments In Our Life
Artist Turns Her AirPods Into Earrings In Order to Keep From Losing Them
Lexus Unveils the UX Art Car 2021 "Zen Garden" by Clap Studio Valencia
Fashion Designer Sylvie Facon Creates Dresses Like No One Else
Glow-In-The-Dark Murals That Will Surprise You At Night
This Guys Lets His Artist Wife Doodle With Sharpie Pen On His Nissan Skyline GTR
Artist Created a Crochet Bernie Sanders Doll and It Is the Cutest Thing Ever
Gods Of Egypt Movie Before And After Special Effects
Proposed UK Passport Design By Mark Noad "Truly Represents Our Standing In The World"
Makeup Artist Creates Dark Fantasy Costumes From The Lightweight Wearable Porcelain And Stained Glass
Beautiful And Mysterious Forest Sculptures By Spencer Byles
So Teeth-Nails Exist… And It Gets Even Worse…
Beautiful Live Leaf Tattoos By Rit Kit
Go Get Glitter: The Superb Creative Glitter Makeup Ideas For Halloween
Dad Builds Triple Rocking Chair So He Could Read To His 3 Kids
Ukrainian Bakery Creates Galaxy Eclairs That Look Too Good To Eat
Chinese Architect Designs Wearable Shield To Protect Against Coronavirus Outbreaks
Stunning Light Bridge Bookshelf By Roumelight
Twitter Users Share Statues That Are Better Than The Ones Protesters Are Tearing Down
This Artist Created An Incredible Optical Illusion At The Louvre Just So It Could Be Destroyed In A Few Days
This Girl Spent 1000 Hours Working On This Incredibly Detailed Anubis Costume That Looks Like It Was Made With CGI
These Handmade 3D Cookie Frostings Will Blow Your Mind
Gentle Giants Studio Has Designed A Collection Of Candles Intended To Raise Awareness Of The Global Warming
Drake - Modern House On Wheels