10 Completely Bizarre Forms Of Currency



Lobi Snakes

The people of the Lobi lived in ancient Ghana, and most were farmers who spent their time tending to their fields. They came across a lot of snakes. To protect themselves, they forged iron snakes known as Lobi Snakes. These curved hunks of metal later became their currency for everything.

Kissi Pennies

Throughout Western Africa, the Kissi Pennies were used to purchase all goods. These strips of iron were modeled into a “T” shape by the local blacksmith. Some were over one-foot in length, making them a tad difficult to carry in bulk.