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Coin Stacking Bank from Sandia Laboratory Federal Credit Union

Coin Stacking Bank from Sandia Laboratory Federal Credit Union

Department: History
Date: 1950s
Medium: plastic, metal
Dimensions:
3 × 4 1/4 × 3 in. (7.6 × 10.8 × 7.6 cm)
Classification: Recreational Objects
Credit Line: Albuquerque Museum, gift of Nancy Tucker
Object number: PC2021.25.14
DescriptionRectangular prism-shaped plastic coin bank, with a green plastic base. The rest of the bank is clear plastic with cylindrical tubes/holes from the base to the top of the bank. The tubes match the size of these coins: dollar, half dollar, quarter, nickel, penny, and dime. On the underside of the base, there are slots to put coins into the bank. There is also a small hole for “bills.” There is a lock with a key hole on the underside of the base. On the front side of the bank, on the clear plastic part and in red lettering, it says, “Watch Your Savings GROW.” The word “GROW” ascends from left to right. On the front of the green base, it says, “Sandia Laboratory/FEDERAL CREDIT UNION/Sandia Base, Albuquerque. There is a charm or pendant inside the half dollar coin slot. It is in the shape of a pentagon and has the Sandia logo on it and a small hole at the top. On the reverse side it says, “FAMILY DAY/APRIL 18th/1959.”
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