Copper bar, French West Africa

Copper bar, French West Africa

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Copper was highly valued and thus a popular material for currencies in West Africa. West African communities created copper bars of varying shapes and sizes to use in general and specific types of exchanges.
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Object Name
alternative currency
Other Terms
?; Africa; French West Africa
date made
place used
French West Africa
associated place
French West Africa
Physical Description
copper (overall material)
formed by hand (overall production method/technique)
green (overall color)
black (overall color)
overall:.635 cm x 17.78 cm; 1/4 in x 7 in
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Benjamin Stack, Harvey G. Stack, and Norman Stack
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
West African Currency
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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