The origins of the Piggy Bank

The term piggy bank does not come from the pig shaped form of the coin container. Rather, it’s the other way around. Pygg is the name of the clay which was used to make those containers in medieval England and other places. Eventually, the name changed from pygg jar to pig jar and then to piggy bank around the 18th century.

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