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Microbadge - Clay GeekGold

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Ernest McCouffon
Spain
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Name Clay GeekGold
Mouseover I Collected more Air than GeekGold
Group BGG GeekGold Set
Num Owners 11
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Geekgold is of course the virtual currency of 'Geek sites (see GeekGold Exchange Rate for further details). If you'd like to know more about it, you may refer to any or all of the following: For new users: How-to earn GeekGold, Drowning by numbers #11: Revisiting thumbs and gold, GeekGold Doesn't Grow on Trees - How to Became a GeekGold... Thousandaire?.

This microbadge is a "Fauxward." It is not system awarded, and there is no objective standard for earning it.

Piggy bank (sometimes penny bank or money box) is the traditional name of a coin accumulation and storage receptacle; it is most often, but not exclusively, used by children. The piggy bank is known to collectors as a "still bank" as opposed to the "mechanical banks" popular in the early 20th century. These items are also often used by corporations for promotional purposes. Their shape is most often that of a little pig. Many financial services companies use piggy banks as logos for their savings products.

In Middle English, "pygg" referred to a type of clay used for making various household objects such as jars. People often saved money in kitchen pots and jars made of pygg, called "pygg jars". By the 18th century, the spelling of "pygg" had changed and the term "pygg jar" had evolved to "pig bank." Once the meaning had transferred from the substance to the shape, piggy banks began to be made from other substances, including glass, plaster, and plastic. An alternative theory, and the one usually given for the origin in German sources, is that in Germany and surrounding countries the pig is a symbol of good luck or good fortune, hence keeping money in a piggy bank will bring good fortune.

The oldest find of a money box dates from 2nd century B.C. Greek colony Priene, Asia Minor, and features the shape of a little Greek temple with a slit in the pediment. Money boxes of various forms were also excavated in Pompeii and Herculaneum, and appear quite frequently on late ancient provincial sites, particularly in Roman Britain and along the Rhine. In a curious case of parallel evolution, the Indonesian term celengan (a celeng is a wild boar, with the "an" affix used to denote a likeness) was also used in the context of domestic banks. The etymology of the word is obscure, but evident in a Majapahit piggy bank from the 15 century A.D.

Source: Wikipedia, "Piggy bank", available under the CC-BY-SA License.

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