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They look like pigs because someone made a mistake. During TheMiddle Ages, in about the fifteenth century, metal was expensiveand seldom used for household wares. Instead, dishes and pots weremade of an economical clay called pygg. Whenever housewives couldsave an extra coin, they dropped it into one of their clay jars andcalled this their pygg bank or their piggy bank.
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