Over 1,600 cleverly designed and meticulously made enchanting penny banks are identified and displayed here in clear color photographs. The banks are organized by type and by material. These vintage banks, which once helped children learn to save their money, now attract adults who find their variety, beauty, and sense of thrift very appealing. They have become very popular as collectibles.
Don Duer is an architect in Winter Park, Florida. His collection of architectural, ceramic, and silver banks is vast, and he has served as president of the Still Bank Collectors of America. His previous books about still and mechanical banks are also written with his characteristic enthusiasm.