Apr 23, 2012, 07:17 PM
can anyone tell me what this is
I know this doesn't really belong in the scrap metals forum but I did pull it out of a junk pile while looking for scrap. On one side is the indian head it says liberty and 1937. The other side is a brass buffalo and says five cents. It unscrews and on the inside it says coin bank jr. Did a ebay search and didn't come up with anything. Trying to figure out what it is. Thanks for any hekp
Apr 23, 2012 07:17 PM
Apr 23, 2012, 07:18 PM
Can you not post pictures anymore
Apr 23, 2012, 07:23 PM
Apr 23, 2012, 07:28 PM
It is as you described: Screw Open Metal Buffalo Nickle Still Bank marked "Coin Bank Jr." inside. It is about 3 inches in diameter and 1 inch high. Made of a non magnetic metal that looks like it once had a shiny finish that has mostly gone to patina. Each side is the reverse and obverse of a 1913 Buffalo Nickle. Coin slot on the side and it screws open to retrieve the coins. (per Worth Point)
Last edited by Mackaydon; Apr 23, 2012 at 08:17 PM.
Apr 23, 2012, 07:29 PM
.......to the hilt!
i think it's some kind of coin bank patterned after the buffalo nickel.
Jun 24, 2012, 01:57 PM
Thanks for the help. Does anyone have any idea what it is worth. Found 2 of them in the same junk pile. Thanks
Jun 24, 2012, 06:41 PM
It's greatest value is probably as a gift to a kid.
Jul 26, 2012, 07:57 PM
Fill em up with some suzy B's & other coins give em to the kids at Christmas. I've been doing this for years with Starbucks bottles for the grandkids. They almost like em better than the other toys.
I know it's here, just need a bigger coil!