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Description

The coin bank is made in the likeness of the Lincoln Cent piece. It is bronze in color, and its obverse features a right-side profile image of Lincoln. A slot for coins is located just above the profile image. On the reverse, a decorative laurel wreath is pictured at the bottom of the design. The bank is stored in its original cardboard box with images of the coin bank on the front and back.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

n.d.

Measurement

6 1/4 inches [dia.]

Materials and Techniques Display

molded plastic

Inscription

obverse: SAVE HOLD HAVE / "FIVE DOLLAR / PENNY / BANK." reverse: "FROM TINY MITE TO TIDY MIGHT" / THIS BANK / WHEN FILLED / WITH 500 PENNIES / WILL WEIGH / APPROXIMATELY / 4 LBS / PATENT PENDING / MADE IN U.S.A.

Creation Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Work Type

coin bank

Class

coins & medals

Rights

Copyright protected by Mississippi State University Libraries. Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required.

ID

6916

Current Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Repository

Mississippi State University Libraries

Digital Publisher

Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version).

Contact Information

For more information about the contents of this collection, email sp_coll@library.msstate.edu.

Five Dollar Penny Bank

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