Author Topic: Elephant tusk money  (Read 204 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Figleaf

  • Administrator
  • Honorary Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 28 626
Elephant tusk money
« on: November 07, 2017, 11:04:38 PM »
The curse of the elephant is the ivory trade. It regularly threatens to wipe out one of the earth's signature animals. Ivory has been used as money, as shown by this banknote.

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

Offline Prosit

  • Moderator
  • Honorary Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3 844
    • Austrian Coins, Tokens and Medals
Re: Elephant tusk money
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2017, 11:54:41 PM »
I actually owned a small piece of ivory one time. It was in the form of a 12 inch folding ruler from the 1890's.
Sold it on ebay years ago for about $90. I should have kept it but that is the usual story of something I sell.