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Antique Gold Colored Cast Iron Still Penny Bank Standing Lion With Tail Right

  • $ 127.77

Description: A nice antique cast iron still penny bank in the form of a lion standing on all four with its tail resting on its right hind leg. The lion is colored in gold but is so soiled that it gained a dark colored patina. You can still see the gold coloring under the dark patina. The lion is very well cast and shows details of its mane, tail, eyes, mouth, and nose. Its paws also show details of its toes. The piece is made of two halves held together with a screw. We have opened the bank and could see that the screw is original. The bank appears to be all original with its original coloring. See page 97 in Andy and Susan Moore's book, "The Penny Bank Book: Collecting Still Banks" published by Schiffer Publishing Ltd. Exton PA, in 1984, for similar banks (Bank No. 758). The bank has the coin slot on the top of the lion's head. A rather rare old penny bank that is difficult to find. This is a very nice-looking penny bank in very good condition and would make a great addition to your collection. Please carefully review photos as they are part and parcel of our description.

Date: Unknown but most likely late 1800s (19th century) or early 1900s (20th century).

Origin: Purchased at an estate auction in Southeastern Pennsylvania. Size: The bank measures ~5" at its longest, ~3 3/4" at its highest point, and is ~1 3/4" at its widest. The bank weighs over one pound.

Maker: Unknown.

Marks: The bank is unmarked.

Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: This is a nice, very interesting and hard to come by still penny bank which would make a nice addition to your collection.

Condition: This cast iron bank is rather rare and very difficult to find. It is bank 758 in Andy and Susan Moore's book. It is in very good condition. It has no breaks and no repairs. The bank is all original with no losses. It has developed a dark patina over the years but still shows the gold coloring under the patina. We have opened the bank and could not find any markings on the onside. The bank shows some soiling, scratches to the surface, and general light wear to the paint, which can be seen in the photos. Be that as it may, this is a great looking bank worthy of a spot in your collection. Please view photos to appreciate beauty of this bank and for additional condition information.

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