Hobo’s aren’t really famous for much, but apparently they can carve the shit out of a nickel.

Artist, Paolo Curcio (aka  MrThe) isn’t a hobo, but he has taken this artform to a whole new level.  His technique of etching into standard clad coins completely transforms them from nearly useless currency into multilayered portraits of skulls, horror icons, and more. Here’s a small sample of his incredible work below.

Ash / Evil Dead

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Creature from the Black Lagoon

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Chucky / Child’s Play

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Dracula / Bela Lugosi

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Frankenstein’s Monster

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George Skull

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Misfits, Die Die My Darling

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The Mummy

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Pennywise / IT

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Mt. Rushmore Monsters

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To view more pieces from MrThe or to purchase his latest work, visit his website 

 

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