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Star Wars Stormtrooper Hand Engraved Shaun Hughes by shaun750

Shaun uses coins as his canvas, showing some impressive engraving skills and fine attention to detail.
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Star Wars Stormtrooper Carved Nickel Shaun Hughes

By shaun750
Videos of coins being engraved and carved:…
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2517x2518px 1.28 MB
Canon PowerShot SX170 IS
Shutter Speed
1/318 second
Focal Length
9 mm
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Date Taken
Apr 11, 2014, 2:49:37 AM
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Snowy-Aegis's avatar
The lines remind me of Enigma of Amigara Fault...
liberty? more like obey
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Snicket324's avatar
How do you do that? Did you pound out the image and re-carve this or something else?
shaun750's avatar
Re carve into the surface of the coin with gravers,and tiny grinders.
Snicket324's avatar
After thinking about it, I figured that's what you did. Pounding the at the coin would have left it distorted and really hard to work with.

Nice job by the way. These are pretty awesome. 
luvleo's avatar
May the Fourth be with you! ;)
TheGalleryOfEve's avatar
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
I’m very happy for you!!! :iconloveloveplz: :tighthug:
fixinman's avatar
Ironic how you put the soldier of a repressive dictatorship with the word Liberty.
shaun750's avatar
Yes,that occured to me while carving it.
Collectors prefer the LIberty and date intact.
It sort of seemed ok with a stormtroper,as they are kind of cool,and not that scary,but a Nazi soldier wouldn't work.
fixinman's avatar
Here in Canada it's illegal to "deface" a coin. No matter how cool it looks. Mind you it's never enforced.
Now do a nickel with a pilot from the rebel alliance.
shaun750's avatar
I did a few canadian coins,one large silver with our queen on it?
There is al least one Candian coin carver,I've seen on ebay.
The pilots dont look half as cool,or recognizable,and yet they are the good guys?

This coin sold on ebay last night:)

I decided becuse of the postive response, i'm going to do a limited number of stamped British 2 pences with the storm trooper head in profile,over the top of the Queens head.
I make my own coin dies,and counter stamp coins and let them free in the world in my change for whoever notices.A bit like coin graffiti.
fixinman's avatar
I watched your videos and they are fascinating.  I have some questions When you engrave is the tool a power tool or hand powered? And How do you polish off the face and still keep the lettering?
shaun750's avatar
Most of what I'm doing is using an airgraver,like a tiny jackhammer.
I dont always remove the indian head,and just dive straight in,you might need the metal.
 If i do,i carve away what I dont want,and grind with tiny burs,or hand metal scrapers.
Thanks for watching
Shadow55419's avatar
best coin ever :D
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saintaspie's avatar
I was not aware that "hobo" coins were still made. Awesome work.
GeneralTate's avatar
Still technically US currency to :) well done ! 
warman546's avatar
Put this in a museum
Koricthegreat's avatar
Flip, you call it. Shock trooper, or rebel. Or perhaps grader for a black n white thing.
Koricthegreat's avatar
I said vader! Autocorrect!
GMan1255's avatar
This is a perfect day for it to get featured! Nice job! And because I can't resist, May the 4th be with you!
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