10 Strange Things People Have Used As Money

Bottle Caps

Several people in Cameroon use caps of beer bottles to pay for small services or items that would normally be paid with money. The value for the bottle caps comes from the fact that beer companies in Cameroon started offering prizes under bottle caps to get an edge over their rivals, ultimately leading to nearly every brewery carrying out identical offers.

Tea Bricks

From the ninth century till WW1, tea bricks were used as money in Tibet, Russia, Mongolia and China. Leaves of tea were pressed together to make tea bricks. The value of the bricks was assigned by the availability of tea in the area and the quality of the leaves.