Time is Money Grandfather Clock Cast Iron Still Coin Bank
Quality foundry cast iron collectible
Remind yourself or a lucky recipient that time counts! You'll save your coin for a rainy day by dropping it into the top slot of this clever, 9-inch high collectible. Our heavyweight, Design Toscano cast foundry iron marvel is hand-painted in ebony with gold accents as a unique gift and a great desktop accent.
3½"Wx2"Dx9½"H. 1 lb.
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Design Toscano Collectors' Die-Cast Iron Mechanical Coin Banks Cast Iron banks have long been treasured collectibles, popular in Renassance Europe and even found among the tombs of ancient civilizations. In the US, mechanical banks became a household staple as 18th-century parents sought to reinforce Benjamin Franklin's aphorism: "A penny saved is a penny earned." After the Civil War, toy mechanical cast-iron models were produced en masse until about 1930. Operating with the drop of a coin or the push of a lever, these clever banks, produced in hundreds of different themes, sizes and personalities, were at once functional, decorative, and a delight to the eye. "Still banks"-so called to differentiate them from banks with mechanical parts-have also long been collectors' favorites. Because sought-after mechanical coin banks can bring more than $50K at auction, collectors have turned to fine replicas as a more affordable way to satisfy a love for these witty, novelty, cast-iron replica works. In fact, reports indicate that even replicas are growing in value! Design Toscano offers a plethora of novelty mechanical banks to launch or supplement a proud collection.

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