The Story of Money: 04--Money Simplifies Trade

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Money comes in all shapes and sizes because it's defined by function, not form. It can be any item or commodity that people agree to accept in trade.
Gold cowries Gold dog
gold cowries          gold cowries gold dog
 
Chi tao Sheckel Widow’s mite
chi tao sheckel widow's mite
 
Spoon Toweelah (hairpin) Aztec hoe
spoon toweelah (hair pin) aztec hoe
 
Gold spade Gold eagle Fish hook money
gold spade gold eagle fish hook as money
 
Tree money Unbroken money trees were good luck
tree money money tree money tree