In the 1800s and 1900s, coin banks encouraged children to save their pennies. Appealing figures of solid bank buildings, figures of humans and a wide variety of animals reinforced Benjamin Franklin's aphorism, "A penny saved is a penny earned."


  • Title: Mechanical bank:Mosque Bank
  • Creator: H. L. Judd Co.
  • Date Created: ca. 1890
  • Location: Wallingford, CT
  • Type: Mechanical Toys
  • Medium: cast iron
  • Object ID: 77.7427

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