“Cat With A Bow Seated” cast iron still bank is a difficult bank to acquire and is listed in Andy Moore’s “The Penny Bank Book” as #364 and rated a “D” (A to F rarity scale–A most common). It is not to be confused with “Seated Cat with Soft Hair” which is more common (“B” rated) and faces the other way and is painted different colors. “Cat With Bow” was made by the Grey Iron Casting Company, Mt. Joy, Pennsylvania in 1922. It is painted in gold with no other colors (as it should be). This example is in excellent all original condition with no repairs and no repaint, and has the original side screw which is unscrewed to remove the saved coins. There are many reproductions of this particular bank; they are identified by a slightly smaller casting and inferior, newer paint. Also by a “rough” coin slot, and separation at the seams. Note the tight seams on my example (see images). Reproductions are also painted differently.
Dimensions 4 3/8″ high x 2 7/8″ wide at the base, x 1 3/4″ deep.