How did the piggy bank come to be called a piggy bank?

  1. MomsTreasureChest profile image75
    MomsTreasureChestposted 3 years ago


    1. seanorjohn profile image80
      seanorjohnposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      In the fifteenth century people saved coins in a clay pot . The clay used was a type called pygg. over the centuries it got to be called piggy banks. English potters in the early nineteenth century then started to produce piggy banks in the shape of a pig.