Hubert Walker forwarded this article about some interesting coin bank ideas. Thanks! -Editor
Not all coin banks are piggy banks intended to encourage children to save. As a professional organizer, I became interested in these
products when I saw clients with coins spilling all over the nightstand or dresser top. Sure, they could just put those coins in a simple
jar, but they might enjoy using a well-designed coin bank more.
users may have limited space for a coin bank on a nightstand, dresser or other flat surface; such users might appreciate a design like the
hanging vertical coin banks from Revol Design, available in three sizes to meet varying storage needs and space limitations. The coins are
emptied out by removing the magnetic latch on the bottom.
The banks were designed for U.S. coins, with "two sheets of clear acrylic spaced precisely apart to allow the thickest coins,
nickels, to fit while preventing the thinnest coins, dimes, from overlapping." However, there is also a euro-compatible version, and
the bank will work some other currencies, too. This is a good reminder of how international differences need to be accounted for in product
designs intended for a global audience.
As a collector, I like the vertical frame concept. Add a coin or two a day from your pocket change and watch your artwork grow. Might be
good for encouraging kids to save, too. -Editor
To read the complete article, see:
Coin Banks: Organizing the Spare Change
Wayne Homren, Editor
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