A few days ago, we talked about a special silver coin issue which might be the only surviving medium that portrays the great Alexander from his own lifetime. But what about greatness being depicted (albeit fictional ‘greatness’) from our modern-era? Well, artist-extraordinaire Shaun Hughes surely succeeds in that endeavor, with his collection of carved nickels that portray various pop culture characters, ranging from Spider Man, Yoda, Hulk to Cthulhu, Dracula, and Chucky (okay, Chucky is not ‘great’ per se, but he surely is notorious).
Interestingly, the collection is pretty akin to a portable art-form termed as the ‘hobo nickel’ – a fascinating practice started out by some resourceful homeless people, in which they etch off coin surfaces to make genuine miniature bas-reliefs. In any case, you can gleefully gawk at the images below, and also take a gander here for more innovative coin-carvings from Shaun Hughes.