Banking Collectibles include: piggy banks, tin boxes, ash trays, key chains, bank bags, vintage ads, Good Luck tokens, encased cents, pencils, money bags, stock certificates, Dime Savers, Porcelain Banks and paper items such as old statements, checks etc. The essential function of a bank is to provide services related to the storing of deposits and the extending of credit. The evolution of banking dates back to the earliest writing, and continues in the present where a bank is a financial institution that provides banking and other financial services.
The first insurance company in the United States provided fire insurance and was formed in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1732. Benjamin Franklin helped to popularize and make standard the practice of insurance, particularly against fire. Insurance Collectibles include: same as Banking Collectibles! Mainly advertising items.