11 Cool Coin Banks

Tired of flipping the couch looking for change? Is that coffee can full of pennies confusing your guests? Are you trying to teach your children the value of saving money? Or maybe just in need of an interesting Christmas gift? Then, it sounds like one of these 11 cool coin banks could be of use to you.

Golden Egg Savings Bank

Why not save your nest egg in an egg? Makes as much sense as saving your bacon in a pig. And a golden egg looks just as cool sitting on your dresser.

A golden egg coin bank has the potential to do more than just save money as well. When given to a child in connection with the Aesop Fable The Goose Who Laid Golden Eggs, it can aid in teaching children about greed and saving money.

The egg is six inches tall with a corked bottom for retrieving money. You can buy The Golden Egg Savings Bank online at Shakespeare’s Den for $19.95 (shakesperesden.com).

Face Bank

Saving money does not have to be boring. More and more coin banks are designed in part to entertain. One such coin bank is called the Face Bank. It doesn’t just save your money; it eats it.

The face bank is centered with two little round eyes, an impression of a nose, and a mouth. The face itself reminds me more of a baby monkey than a human. To operate, you put one coin or one dollar bill partly in its mouth, and then it will gradually eat it.

The novelty might wear off on adults, but kids should have fun with it as long as they don’t find it too creepy.

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It is available for pre-order on Strapya World for $21.15 (strapya-world.com).

Gobble The Money Monster

Another money eating coin bank. The Gobble the Money Monster doesn’t look like it’s eating your money, but talks like it. When change is dropped in its mouth, Gobble the Money Monster responds with phrases such as “it tastes so good”.

The coin bank is designed to resemble an abstract cartoonish monster.

Note to parents: Gobble appears to utter the word “damn it” when savings are removed. It also burps.

You can purchase this product online via Wowzzers for $34.99 (wowzzers.com).

Discovery Amazing Money Jar

This unbreakable money jar was made with children in mind, but could also be a great solution for clumsy adults.

It is a simple plastic jar in appearance, but has a cool built in feature: an LCD display that keeps track of the amount of money in the jar. Perfect for those who hate counting pennies.

The Amazing Money Jar is available at Discovery.com for $14.95 (discovery.com).

Discovery ATM Bank

The child-friendly Discovery ATM is designed to resemble an actual automated teller machine. Not only does this coin bank save money, but it doubles as an educational tool.

You can purchase this coin bank online at Discover.com for $39.95 (discovery.com).

Titanic Coin Bank

It seems a little twisted to save your change in a miniature replica of a sinking ship where so many people lost their life. But this coin bank would be great for history buffs, maritime enthusiasts, or anyone obsessed with the movie Titanic.

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The coin bank is designed to save your money, but could also be valued simply as a piece of artwork. The Titanic coin bank was created by the bronze sculpture artist Scott Nelles.

It can be purchased online at Uncommon Goods for $120 (uncommongoods.com).

Superbitus Money Box

The Superbitus Money Box is a black coin bank in the shape of a bomb. The money box bomb comes with a white marker. So before you start saving, you can write your savings goal on the bomb. When you reach your savings goal, you drop the bomb to retrieve your money. (And buy another Superbitus Money Box).

It is available online from Lebedev Studio for $21.30 (artlebedev.com).

Buddha Buddha Banks

Save money the Zen way with a cute coin bank designed after the child Buddha. There are six different Buddhas to choose from: Serenity, Peace, Love, Happiness, Praise, and Faith. At 8 inches tall, you may want to buy more than one if you carry a lot of change.

They can be found online at Rocket USA for $14.95 (shopatron.com).

Puggy Bank

Keep the animal theme alive by saving your money in a bank shaped like a pug. The Puggy Bank would be excellent for pug owners or dog lovers.

Available online at Exit 9 for $22.50 (shopexit9.com).

Parking Meter Coin Bank

With the Parking Meter Coin Bank, saving money just seems like habit. This slightly humorous product is made of plastic and comes in two sizes.

This item can be found at Baron Bob. The 36″ tall bank is $24.95. The 55″ tall bank is $39.95 (baronbob.com).

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Save Bank

The Save Bank is perfect for those who like to do things a little differently than most. The coin bank resembles a bird house. When you are ready to retrieve your saved money, instead of pulling a plug or breaking it on the floor, you saw it open.

You can find it online at Urban Peel for $75 (urbanpeel.com).