Chocolate beans as currency! Any other strange currenices you've heard of.

@thea09 (18321)
Greece
July 20, 2009 5:07am CST
Chocolate beans used to be used as currency in Mexico. Have you heard of any other things which were used in place of money?
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@GardenGerty (111074)
• United States
20 Jul 09
In the US it was a certain type of clam shell called a quahog. I believe the more purple they had on them the more valuable they were.
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@thea09 (18321)
• Greece
20 Jul 09
Hi Garden Gerty, I'd heard of shells being used as money but didn't realise it was in the US. Interesting, especially as so many parts are well away from the sea.
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@thea09 (18321)
• Greece
3 Aug 09
hi GardenGerty, you didn't say if it was ok to call you gerty or not. Thanks for responding on this, you were the only one
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@GardenGerty (111074)
• United States
4 Aug 09
Hi, Thea, I answer to Gerty, or GG, or even to my given name of Heather. I think this discussion should have more interest. It was cool.