From the early 1960s comes this vintage Western horse penny bank. It measure 8.25” from the bottom of its hooves to the tips of its ears, and 11.25” from nose to tail. One of the rarest features is the bank key attached to a chain held in the horse’s mouth.
Overall, for being more than 50 years old, this charming bank is in great vintage condition. It has a beautiful patina of the copper over the brass and a few rust spots, a true indication of its age. The bottoms of the two front hooves are open, unlike the back hooves, which are sealed; this could imply that the front hooves may have lost their original brass bottoms. The details of the horse give evidence to the great craftsmanship that went into creating this marvelous piece. The keychain has a bit of rust as well. Finally, the letters “USA” on the bottom of the horse near its front legs indicate that this bank was manufactured in the United States.
This decorative bank would make for a beautiful addition to any home décor in any room. For collectors of metal banks, this item is a wonderful find!