Wednesday, January 6, 2010

92. PHILIPPINE TRUST CO. METAL BANK

The Philippine Trust Company was founded in 1916, one of the oldest private commercial banks in the country (3rd after Philippine National Bank and Banco Espanol-Filipino). For its 5oth anniversary, it issued this metal coin bank as a giveaway to its clientele. This bank has a n opening at the bottom and is made of durable cast metal, which accounts for the survival of many examples. I see these quite coin banks (and other similar ones) offered by Philippin sellers dealing on ebay, but I got mine straight from a dealer. Today, the bank is stioll around, and is now known as Philtrust with offices at UN Avenue, Manila.

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