Andrew Gonzales, is a highly talented artist who admits to “not (having) any formal training in the engraving field but diligently studied the work of many skilled artists.” For having no formal training, Gonzales yields beautifully engraved coins. His work incorporates not only coins but also rings, bracelets, guitar picks and more. After having to quit his day job due to medical reasons, he took up creating jewelry and silver pieces then later fell into engraving.
Each coin, also known as “Hobo nickels,” is exquisitely crafted and highly detailed. Gonzales sells his engravings through his website where you can also find interesting videos of his artistic process.