English Penny Coin Bank, 1880 'Sam Weller'
A charming English penny coin bank. This would have been one of the trinkets to be won at a country fair in the penny pinch booth. A favorite in the late 1800’s were the characters from Pickwick's characters. This penny coin bank is of Sam Weller, one of Mister Pickwick's servants. Measurement: 2 1/8 inches high. Condition: Very Good with only the potters firing crack on the side.
The coin banks were often broken open to retrieve the coins. This bank has survived without being broken and would be a lovely addition of a collect.
English Antiques & American Primitives