Merchants National Bank Coin Bank


The A.C. Rehberger Co. of Chicago, Illinois, manufactured this cast metal still bank model of the Merchants National Bank during the 1930s. Rehberger was a well-known manufacturer of cast-metal toys and souvenirs, and sold many bank models during the 1930s as banks sought to encourage saving during the economic depression. Merchants National Bank was founded in Allentown, Pennsylvania in 1930, located at 702 Hamilton Avenue. The bank has a hole in the top large enough to fit coins and bills.

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Exhibition: American Enterprise

Exhibition Location: National Museum of American History

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2014.0070.01Accession Number: 2014.0070Catalog Number: 2014.0070.01

Object Name: coin bank

Physical Description: lead (overall material)Measurements: overall: 2 7/8 in x 4 1/8 in x 2 1/2 in; 7.3025 cm x 10.4775 cm x 6.35 cm


Record Id: nmah_1461959

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