The 1930s was the time of the Great Depression. Franklin Roosevelt came up with a plan to get the economy moving called “The New Deal” between 1933 and 1936. While the plan and its components was controversial, Julius Chein’s decision to manufacture a savings bank was not. What could be a better way than to save your pennies in a red, white and blue bank with an eagle on the front!
Size: 3 ¼ inches tall; 2 inches in diameter
Condition: The colors are bright but darkening with age. There are scratches that go through the first layer of paint and show as white in the blue and red fields on the sides. The trap is still in place and hasn’t been pried. It still works, even though there is no key.
This is a nice example of this bank and will display well.