In the early twentieth century, the penny was more than the low-worth piece of copper it is today. Children then, were encouraged to save their pennies “for a rainy day”. Action-packed mechanical banks helped the nation to become responsible savers. The magical action that happened with only a penny, made these banks prized and extremely popular. In the 1939 Montgomery Ward Christmas catalog, you could buy a Trick Dog bank for $1.19 or 119 pennies. Today, that original bank could easily cost over $1,000! The banks in our collection are all faithful reproductions and much closer to the 1939 price tag. The magic is still in each bank!
I'm a Hungry Piggy Reproduction Iron Bank
Hi! I’m a Hungry Piggy Reproduction Iron Bank. I'm 7" tall and 4 1/2" wide. I can’t be sure of my original design manufacturer but I look very similar to a J.& E. Stevens Educated Pig bank. Put a coin on my plate and I scarf it down! As you can see from the smile on my face, I love coins!!!