A Survey of Primitive Money: The Beginnings of Currency

1st Edition

A. Hingston Quiggin

Routledge
February 15, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 406 Pages
ISBN 9781138069190 - CAT# Y332553
Series: Routledge Library Editions: History of Money, Banking and Finance

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Summary

This book, first published in 1949, is the original and key survey of the stages which preceded the use of coins as the medium of exchange, and of the objects that coins displaced, objects which for want of a better name are here called primitive money. It examines in detail the primitive monies of the world, monies from far in the distant past, and monies still in use today. It is the essential reference source on the many different objects used as currency.

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