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Mechanical & Still Banks

For centuries, mechanical and still banks have been a toy produced to help educate children on saving money. A still bank is is a money box designed to store coins. A mechanical bank is a toy bank in which a coin is deposited by a mechanical process that is usually activated by pushing a lever.

Dan Morphy wrote and published The Official Price Guide to Mechanical Banks which provides an in-depth guide to collecting mechanical banks and is known as the #1 mechanical bank reference book. Dan’s book also provides information and references for identifying fakes and reproductions, how to detect repairs and restoration, grading and how to build a mechanical bank collection. ┬áThis book can be purchased through Morphy Auctions for $100 .

“I’ve gained and lost interest in many things, but I’ve always gone back to mechanical banks. Mechanical banks have always been a fantastic investment even during the best or worst of times. I’ve met great people who share my enthusiasm for mechanical banks.” – Dan Morphy

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