Wednesday, January 6, 2010


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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