Cast Iron banks were produced starting in the early 1800s but really took on vogue in the Victorian era towards the late 1800/early 1900s and the antique versions are in high demand today. This lovely bank is a replica from the 1970s so not nearly as old but with the same yester-year charm. Square cast metal green base with a rearing bay horse, coin slot at top of shoulders. This bank is very heavy and there is some surface wear simply due to age and use. Bank is opened by screw that is part of the body (body comes apart) so not as easy to get out as to put in (as it should be!). No stamps or marks, c 1970s, measures 6 ¾ inches long x 7 inches tall x 2 ½ inches wide.