The handsome bald eagle was used to protect the savings deposited in this bank made by the famed McCoy Pottery Company, of Roseville, Ohio. Shown on page 235 of The Collectors Encyclopedia of McCoy by Sharon and Bob Huxford, this example is in brown and cream with a beak of golden yellow with black eyes and nostrils. He stands stately on a pedestal with three stars. On the back of the pedestal are the raised words: Emigrant Industrial Savings Bank. The piece appears to have been decorated with the dry brush technique and finished with a high gloss overglaze. The bottom remains unglazed and unmarked. The oval opening has no plug to hold change inside. The ample slot is 1.25 inches long to accommodate the fifty cent coins utilized at the time of manufacture. Measurements: 7 x 8 inches. The base measures 3 x 4.25 x 1.5 inches.
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