Mechanical Banks

A comprehensive look into the collectible world of mechanical banks.

The simple definition of a mechanical bank is: a toy bank in which a coin is deposited via a mechanical process that is usually activated by pushing a lever.

For many years, the market for cast iron mechanical banks has exhibited solid, sustained growth as collectors discovered and treasured these amazing artifacts of popular culture. Now, for the first time, the world of mechanical banks is documented and explored.

Illustrated in full color, the Official Price Guide to Mechanical Banks is a treasure trove of information for both seasoned and novice collectors alike. Included are articles on grading, and how to distinguish a genuine vintage piece from a later reproduction or counterfeit.