20 Things Used As Money Before There Was Money

Money is great, but it didn't always exist. Back in the DAY (ancient times) before paper money and coins, people used some pretty crazy stuff to exchange for goods and services. "Making it rain" at the club was impossible, since throwing a cow on a girl would kill her. Here are 20 things that people really used for currency before the invention of money.

20. COWS

 

19. LARGE STONES

 

18. GOLD

 

17. CLAM SHELLS

 

16. BLANKETS

 

15. RICE

 

14. COPPER

 

13. COWRIE SHELLS

 

12. PAPER

 

11. FISH

 

10. CONCH SHELLS

 

9. BARLEY

 

8. SALT

 

7. BEADS

 

6. TEA LEAVES

 

5. DECORATED BELTS

 

4. SILVER

 

3. PEPPERCORNS

 

2. BLOOD

 

1. BAT GUANO

 

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