A telling tale of two tin moneyboxes

SPOT the difference … a sharp-eyed reader brought our attention to a blunder in yesterday's story about plans to add a dome roof to the Commonwealth Bank building, which has been the model for money boxes issued by the bank.

The pictured money tin, right, was not the replica of the 48 Martin Place site referred to. It was modelled on the bank's then head office, 100 metres down the road on the corner of Pitt Street. The green and gold money box was first issued in 1922 and sold for sixpence. It has been the bank's flagship money box for 90 years.

The ''pink palace'' money box, left, was issued after the 1931 takeover of the Government Savings Bank of NSW and its former head office at the number 48 site.

 

The story A telling tale of two tin moneyboxes first appeared on The Sydney Morning Herald.

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