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At this year’s Basel­world, artist Alek­sey Saburov and Co­rum un­veiled a new lim­ited edi­tion of the lat­ter’s Coin col­lec­tion: the Hobo Coins. Is­sued shortly be­fore the Great De­pres­sion, these coins were worth so lit­tle that even va­grants would re­work them to earn a miserly profit. This earned them the name “hobo coins”, cre­ated from small change minted by the United States from 1913 on­wards, serv­ing as a wit­ness to a dis­tant past of hope and wan­der­ing, as well as cre­ativ­ity and pop­u­lar crafts.

Co­rum gave the artist the chance to show­case his work in its well­known Coin col­lec­tion, re­viv­ing the for­got­ten art of hobo coins in a very lim­ited edi­tion se­ries of unique pieces. Each en­tirely han­den­graved Hobo Coin will be a unique piece by def­i­ni­tion and turn­ing Co­rum into the first brand in the world to turn the fa­mous US$20 dou­ble ea­gle coin into a cult time­piece.

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