If you’ve ever dropped a coin inside a fake pig you’ve probably wondered “why is it a piggy banks? what do pigs have to do with money and saving” Well, nothing actually.
Piggy banks got their name from an orange clay people used to make pots and jars in the Middle Ages which was called “pygg”. When people would have extra coins, they’d put them into a pygg pot.
Over time people would request different shapes for the clay. One of the most popular being the shape of a “pig”. Which has stuck ever since.
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