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Offline Figleaf

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Kissi pennies
« on: November 07, 2017, 09:36:05 PM »
From this thread:

The history of Liberia is long and unhappy. Among its earliest (13th century) inhabitants were the Kissi. They used money shaped like a long string with two flat ends (see picture). They believed that on breaking, the soul in the money would escape. It would take a local medicine man to put it back in ... for a fee of course. ;)

An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.