The earliest cast iron artifacts date to the 5h century BC and were discovered by archaeologist in China. Cast iron was a popular material for the production of coin banks in the 1800’s. Pictured here are the Palace Bank is a cast iron still coin bank. A 1976 Lynchburg Courthouse in Virginia. Old South Meeting House church in Boston cast iron still bank. The Canadian Traders Bank Architectural coin bank. I’ve written previously about some cast iron still banks, the American Surety and Park Row cast iron banks, and a collection of cast iron banks on display in a bank's lobby.
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