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A day without looking at me Money Bin is like a day without sunshine!
Scrooge McDuck[src]

The Money Bin is a three-cubic-acre building where Scrooge McDuck stores the portions of his money that he earned by himself. It was originally featured in the Uncle Scrooge comic book stories created by Carl Barks. It has also been featured in many of Scrooge's animated appearances, such as Scrooge McDuck and Money, Sport Goofy in Soccermania and DuckTales.

Background

Origin

As shown in Don Rosa's 1994 comic The Invader of Fort Duckburg, the Money Bin was built shortly after Scrooge moved to Duckburg. In the DuckTales episode "Once Upon a Dime", Scrooge reveals that he built the bin because he had entered the diamond market and could no longer sleep at night because all the money he was storing under his mattress raised his bed too close to the ceiling, necessitating a more suitable storage facility for his money.

Scrooge's favorite pastime is to dive off a springboard into his money and swim through it.

Location

The traditional location of the Money Bin is on top of Killmotor Hill. The money bin sits atop Futterman's Fault, a fault line which would prove catastrophic in the event of an earthquake.

Break-ins

Although the money bin is a skyscraper and vault (filled with three cubic acres of money), on various occasions it has been pulled around by a tractor, lifted to the top of a mountain, stolen by aliens from the bottom of the ocean, and blasted open with a cannon.

The money bin is the victim of repeated assaults by Scrooge's enemies who try to steal his money, such as the Beagle Boys, who are after the bulk of Scrooge's money, and Magica De Spell, who is after Scrooge's "Number One Dime". To protect against these attempted break-ins, Scrooge has installed the greatest security system in the world to thwart any thought of even trying to intrude onto the premises.

Design

Don Rosa's floor plans

Don Rosa's 2001 story "The Beagle Boys vs. the Money Bin" contains two pages with detailed plans for the Money Bin.

Money Bin 1

Money Bin 2

Plans of The Money Bin in "The Beagle Boys vs. the Money Bin" (2001), by Don Rosa.

Basement
  • A large room, with doors leading to all the other rooms in this floor
    • Employee Coal Donation Bin
    • Existing Well
    • Furnace
    • Stairs going up to the Ground Floor
  • Generator Room
    • Main Generator
    • Backup Generator
    • Redundant Backup Generator
    • Backup Redundant Backup Generator
  • Pump Room
    • Skunk Oil Vat Room (see Fall-Away Floor in the Ground Floor) (this room is located behind a locked door)
    • Storage and Intruder Trap Workshop
Ground floor, with various traps
  • A welcome mat at the entrance (which is ironic, considering the quantity of traps in this floor)
  • Carpet tacks
  • Bear traps
  • Cannon
  • Electrified flooring
  • Free range spiders and snakes
  • Acid pool
  • Mines
  • Fall-Away Floor, which causes "guests" to fall on the Skunk Oil Vat Room in the Basement
  • Chute Exit and Ash Can (see Trap Door in the Eleventh Floor)
  • Guard post, between the employee stairs, the private elevator and a locked gate which is the only access to the rest of the floor
  • Employee stairs, leading up and down
  • Private elevator
Second Floor — Bullion Bins
  • A corridor, leading to all rooms in this floor
  • A room with gold bars
  • A room with silver bars
  • A room with platinum bars
  • A segment of the Intruder Ejection Chute (see Trap Door in the Eleventh Floor)
  • Guard post, in the same place as in the Ground Floor
  • Note: This floor is inaccessible through the employee stairs, because they are walled
  • Private elevator
Third Floor — Precious Gems Cribs
  • A corridor, leading to all rooms
  • Fifteen rooms, each with one type of gem: Rubies, Sapphires, Star Sapphires, Jade, Turquoise, Fire Opals, Black Opals, Amber, Topaz, Emeralds, Pearls, Black Pearls, Diamons (Big), Diamonds (Bigger) and Diamonds (Really Huge)
  • A segment of the Intruder Ejection Chute (see Trap Door in the Eleventh Floor)
  • Guard post, in the same place as in the Ground Floor
  • Note: This floor is inaccessible through the employee stairs, because they are walled
  • Private elevator
Fourth Floor — Important Documents
  • A corridor, leading to all rooms in this floor
    • The corridor contains a larger segment with file clerks
  • A room with slightly used carbon paper
  • A room with half used pencils
  • A room with contracts
  • A room with stocks and bonds
  • A room with deeds
  • Two toilets
  • A segment of the Intruder Ejection Chute (see Trap Door in the Eleventh Floor)
  • Employee stairs, leading up and down
  • Note: This floor is not accessible through the elevator, because the elevator is walled
Fifth Floor — Communications
  • A corridor, leading to all rooms in this floor
  • Mail Room
    • Non-Canceled Stamps Reclamation Bin
    • Erased-Address Envelope Reclamation Bin
    • Eraser Dust Reclamation Bin
  • A room with the Switchboard
  • Wireless Room
  • A room with the Mailbag Carrier Recovery Station
  • Two toilets
  • A segment of the Intruder Ejection Chute (see Trap Door in the Eleventh Floor)
  • Employee stairs, leading up and down
  • Note: This floor is not accessible through the elevator, because the elevator is walled
Fifth Floor — Communications
  • A large room with tables, each table having a Ticker-Tape Placement (TYP)
  • Two toilets
  • A segment of the Intruder Ejection Chute (see Trap Door in the Eleventh Floor)
  • Employee stairs, leading up and down
  • Note: This floor is not accessible through the elevator, because the elevator is walled
Sixth to Tenth Floors
  • These are unpartitioned areas, similar to the fifth floor, that allow for numerous employee desks and file cabinets
  • These floors and not shown in the project, but presumably they also have this, like the previous floors:
    • Two toilets
    • A segment of the Intruder Ejection Chute (see Trap Door in the Eleventh Floor)
    • Employee stairs, leading up and down
    • The elevator is probably walled
Eleventh Floor — Executive Office
  • An entrance room
    • Employee stairs, leading down only
    • Private elevator (last stop)
    • Very hard chairs
    • Another toilet
  • Storage Room
  • Worry Room
  • Assay Lab
  • Library
  • Armory
  • Scrooge's office
  • Spiral stairs, leading up to the Twelfth Floor
    • Scrooge's desk and chair
    • Trap Door, leading to the Intruder Ejection Chute (the intruder passes through all the floors, exits through the Exit Chute at the Ground Floor, and lands in the Ash Can outside the building)
    • Number One Dime display
    • Map of the world
    • Ticker-Tape
    • A toilet
    • Vault Door, leading to the Cash Vault
  • The Cash Vault, which is a huge single room, containining money all the way from the Eleventh Floor to the Ground Floor
    • Platform
    • Ladder
    • Depth Gauge
    • A hatch in the roof
    • See also the Secret Entrance in the Twelfth Floor
Twelfth Floor — Private Quarters
  • Living Room
    • Dollar sign carpet
    • Couches and sofas
  • Bin Defense Control Room
  • Utility Closet
  • Pigeon Roost
  • Kitchen
  • Bath
  • Bedroom
    • Drapes
    • Closet
    • Secret Entrance to Cash Vault
  • Study
  • Trophy Room
  • Spiral stairs, leading down to the Eleventh Floor
  • Elevator Service Room
Thirteenth Floor
  • Coin Hopper for Master Bath Shower

Other design elements

Petty Cash Vault

Petty Cash Vault

  • In "The Trouble with Dimes" (1951) by Carl Barks, Scrooge's Petty Cash Vault is shown. It is a separate room with millions of coins, accessible from Scrooge's office.


Gallery

Trivia

  • Flintheart Glomgold, too, has a Money Bin, located in South Africa. Flintheart's Money Bin is similar to Scrooge's, but it has a pound symbol (£) instead of a dollar sign. It, along with Glomgold himself, first appeared in the 1956 comic book story "The Second-Richest Duck" by Carl Barks.
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1987 series

Season One: "The Treasure of the Golden Suns" • "Send in the Clones" • "Sphinx for the Memories" • "Where No Duck Has Gone Before" • "Armstrong" • "Robot Robbers" • "Magica's Shadow War" • "Master of the Djinni" • "Hotel Strangeduck" • "Lost Crown of Genghis Khan" • "Duckman of Aquatraz" • "The Money Vanishes" • "Sir Gyro de Gearloose" • "Dinosaur Ducks" • "Hero for Hire" • "Superdoo!" • "Maid of the Myth" • "Down and Out in Duckburg" • "Much Ado About Scrooge" • "Top Duck" • "Pearl of Wisdom" • "The Curse of Castle McDuck" • "Launchpad's Civil War" • "Sweet Duck of Youth" • "Earth Quack" • "Home Sweet Homer" • "Bermuda Triangle Tangle" • "Micro Ducks from Outer Space" • "Back to the Klondike" • "Horse Scents" • "Scrooge's Pet" • "Catch as Cash Can" • "Merit-Time Adventure" • "The Golden Fleecing" • "Ducks of the West" • "Time Teasers" • "Back Out in the Outback" • "Raiders of the Lost Harp" • "The Right Duck" • "Scroogerello" • "Double-O-Duck" • "Luck o' the Ducks" • "Duckworth's Revolt" • "Magica's Magic Mirror" • "Take Me Out of the Ballgame" • "Duck to the Future" • "Jungle Duck" • "Launchpad's First Crash" • "Dime Enough for Luck" • "Duck in the Iron Mask" • "The Uncrashable Hindentanic" • "The Status Seekers" • "Nothing to Fear" • "Dr. Jekyll & Mr. McDuck" • "Once Upon a Dime" • "Spies in Their Eyes" • "All Ducks on Deck" • "Ducky Horror Picture Show" • "Till Nephews Do Us Part"
Season Two: "Time is Money" • "Super DuckTales" • "The Land of Trala La" • "Allowance Day" • "Bubbeo & Juliet" • "The Good Muddahs" • "My Mother the Psychic" • "Metal Attraction" • "Dough Ray Me" • "Bubba's Big Brainstorm" • "The Big Flub" • "A Case of Mistaken Secret Identity" • "Blue Collar Scrooge" • "Beaglemania" • "Yuppy Ducks" • "The Bride Wore Stripes" • "The Unbreakable Bin" • "Attack of the Fifty-Foot Webby" • "The Masked Mallard" • "A DuckTales Valentine"
Season Three: "Ducky Mountain High" • "Attack of the Metal Mites" • "The Duck Who Knew Too Much" • "New Gizmo-Kids on the Block" • "Scrooge's Last Adventure" • "The Golden Goose"

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See also
Carl BarksThe Disney AfternoonDarkwing DuckQuack PackDisney XD (Netherlands)Let's Go to Disneyland Paris