MEET THE ARTIST Based in Russia, rising star Roman Booteen (spelled Butin) maintains a mysterious level of anonymity, while producing hobo nickel creations which regularly shock the coin collecting community with both their subject matter and complexity. His carvings include pop culture figures, and he often plays with exaggerating and softening the facial features of his characters giving them a real sense of personality.
A Rare Message from the Master….
The following is a quote direct from Roman Booteen’s Instagram comments. We re-post it here so that you can see first-hand Roman Booteen’s level of artistic & moral integrity.
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The Roman Booteen Collection expands in spectacular fashion with the Gold Bug coin!
Few can guess what subject matter may be the next to pique the boundless imagination of master coin engraver Roman Booteen. Booteen’s 2017 Trap with the Golden Bait became an overnight sensation, with fan videos online racking up tens of millions of hits in almost no time at all. And just when you think you’ve seen it all, Booteen once again makes you question your perception of what limits there really are in the area of a coin. Roman wasted no time in dreaming up and bringing to life the Gold Bug, selling it at auction for a whopping $9,200 to another lucky collector. And for the benefit of fans worldwide, Booteen has once again authorized a limited edition replica, giving up to 999 lucky collectors across the globe a piece of his legacy once again. Add the latest Roman Booteen authorized replica to your collection, hopefully sharing space on your shelf next to your Trap with the Golden Bait, which has already increased in price by 40% due to unprecedented global demand.
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Rare $10k ‘Golden Bait’ Replica To Be Released To Hungry Investors In 2019 When we think of icons, rarely do we conjure up images of things only a few months old. Icons have history, proven cult followings, or at the very least some unspoken idea that they are anything but iconic. But when Roman Booteen auctioned his 1921 Morgan Dollar Hobo Nickel in August for $10,101 it became an overnight icon. This is not any old Morgan Dollar. Booteen created the most exciting bas-relief sculpture the world had ever seen on a Hobo Nickel – ‘The Trap With the Golden Bait’. The obverse is domed, but it is the reverse that is the real star. This carved dollar features a 1945 Gold Dos Peso core, surrounded by a spring-loaded finger trap. With the trap open, it becomes part of the border work, but try to steal the gold bait and it snaps shut. Around the circumference a matching inscription by Sir Walter Scott reads: Aurum multo magis animas perdidit, quam ferrum corpora cecidit. The meaning – “Gold has killed more souls than iron”. Never before has a coin like this existed in the market. Within days, Booteen experienced an influx of requests from excited collectors. Where to buy his incredible coin? Unfortunately, it was sold, and there was only one – until now. Hotco.co has secured the exclusive rights to Booten’s design. We are proud to announce Roman Booteen’s “The Trap With the Golden Bait” is due for release early next year. This icon has a limited edition minting of 1000, so naturally it will disappear fast. And like the original coin, thousands of would-be investors will miss out again. If you missed out, here’s your second chance. Needless to say, this is one coin all investors are hungry to get their hands on. So don’t wait, contact us now at Hotco.co now for presales. Or join our mailing list and find out first when this amazing coin releases next year.