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Kissi Penny

Physical Description:
iron (overall material)
black/brown (overall color)
wrought, hammered, twisted (overall production method/technique)
Measurements:
overall: 41 cm x 5.994 cm x .37 cm; 16 5/32 in x 2 3/8 in x 5/32 in
Object Name:
Kissi Penny
Traditional Money
alternative currency
Place used:
Liberia
Sierra Leone
Guinea
Date made:
20th century
Credit Line:
The Chase Manhattan Bank
ID Number:
1979.1263.00699
Accession number:
1979.1263
Catalog number:
79.112.OC42
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National Museum of American History
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edanmdm:nmah_1067021
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Akan Gold Weight

Physical Description:
brass (overall material)
brass/gray (overall color)
cast (overall production method/technique)
brass (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 7.07 cm x 4.67 cm x 3.7 cm; 2 25/32 in x 1 27/32 in x 1 15/32 in
Object Name:
Gold Weight Palm Wine Collector
weight
Traditional Money
alternative currency
Place used:
Ghana
Political area:
Ghana
Date made:
19th century
Credit Line:
Marjorie A. Cope
ID Number:
1987.0723.01
Catalog number:
1987.0723.01
Accession number:
1987.0723
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Akan Gold Weight

Physical Description:
brass alloy (overall material)
black/gold (overall color)
cast (overall production method/technique)
Measurements:
overall: 3.55 cm x 2.41 cm x 1.97 cm; 1 13/32 in x 15/16 in x 25/32 in
Object Name:
Gold Weight Lion
alternative currency
Place used:
Ghana
Date made:
n.d.
Credit Line:
Marjorie A. Cope
ID Number:
1987.0723.05
Accession number:
1987.0723
Catalog number:
1987.0723.05
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Kissi Penny

Physical Description:
iron (overall material)
hammered, shaped, and twisted (overall production method/technique)
Measurements:
overall: 3.7 cm x 26.4 cm x 2.4 cm; 1 15/32 in x 10 13/32 in x 15/16 in
Object Name:
alternative currency
Place used:
Liberia
Sierra Leone
Guinea
Date made:
19th - 20th century
Credit Line:
The Chase Manhattan Bank
ID Number:
1979.1263.00703
Accession number:
1979.1263
Catalog number:
79.112.OC44
Collector/donor number:
OC44
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1 Ackey, Gold Coast, 1818

Head of government:
George III King of Great Britain  Search this
Physical Description:
silver (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: .23 cm x 3.3 cm; 3/32 in x 1 5/16 in
Object Name:
Coin
Place used:
Ghana
Associated place:
Ghana: Gold Coast
Date made:
1818
Credit Line:
The Chase Manhattan Bank
ID Number:
1979.1263.01868
Collector/donor number:
01171
Accession number:
1979.1263
Catalog number:
79.112.CM01171
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edanmdm:nmah_1251307
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2 1/2 Pesewas, Ghana, 1967

Physical Description:
copper-nickel (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: .14 cm x 1.95 cm; 1/16 in x 25/32 in
Object Name:
Coin
Place used:
Ghana
Associated place:
Ghana
Date made:
1967
Credit Line:
The Chase Manhattan Bank
ID Number:
1979.1263.01869
Collector/donor number:
01170A
Accession number:
1979.1263
Catalog number:
79.112.CM01170A.3
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8 Shillings, The Gambia, 1970

Head of government:
Elizabeth II Queen of Great Britain and Ireland  Search this
Physical Description:
copper-nickel (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: .31 cm x 4.14 cm; 1/8 in x 1 5/8 in
Object Name:
Coin
Place used:
Gambia, The
Associated place:
The Gambia
Date made:
1970
Credit Line:
The Chase Manhattan Bank
ID Number:
1979.1263.01872
Accession number:
1979.1263
Collector/donor number:
01165
Catalog number:
79.112.CM01165
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2 Cents, Liberia, 1941

Physical Description:
copper-nickel (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: .15 cm x 2.9 cm; 1/16 in x 1 5/32 in
Object Name:
Coin
Place used:
Liberia
Associated place:
Liberia
Date made:
1941
Credit Line:
The Chase Manhattan Bank
ID Number:
1979.1263.01877
Accession number:
1979.1263
Collector/donor number:
01175
Catalog number:
79.112.CM01175.4
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20 Cents, Sierra Leone, 1964

Physical Description:
copper-nickel (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: .18 cm x 2.67 cm; 1/16 in x 1 1/16 in
Object Name:
Coin
Place used:
Sierra Leone
Associated place:
Sierra Leone
Date made:
1964
Credit Line:
The Chase Manhattan Bank
ID Number:
1979.1263.01879
Collector/donor number:
CM01210
Accession number:
1979.1263
Catalog number:
79.112.CM01210.2
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Kissi Penny

Physical Description:
iron (overall material)
black/brown (overall color)
wrought, hammered, twisted (overall production method/technique)
Measurements:
overall: 3 in x 18 1/2 in; 7.62 cm x 46.99 cm
Object Name:
alternative currency
Kissi Penny
Place used:
Liberia
Sierra Leone
Guinea
Credit Line:
Benjamin Stack, Harvey G. Stack, and Norman Stack
ID Number:
NU.77.38.025
Accession number:
1977.1211
Catalog number:
77.38.025
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edanmdm:nmah_1067027
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Kissi Penny

Physical Description:
iron (overall material)
black (overall color)
wrought, hammered, twisted (overall production method/technique)
Measurements:
overall: 2 1/2 in x 18 21/32 in; 6.35 cm x 47.3964 cm
Object Name:
alternative currency
Kissi Penny
Place used:
Liberia
Sierra Leone
Guinea
Date made:
20th century
Credit Line:
Benjamin Stack, Harvey G. Stack, and Norman Stack
ID Number:
NU.77.38.026
Accession number:
1977.1211
Catalog number:
77.38.026
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Kissi Penny

Physical Description:
iron (overall material)
black/brown (overall color)
wrought, twisted, hammered (overall production method/technique)
Measurements:
average spatial: 2 in x 17 1/8 in; x 5.08 cm x 43.4848 cm
Object Name:
alternative currency
Kissi Penny
Place used:
Liberia
Sierra Leone
Guinea
Associated place:
Liberia
Date made:
20th century
Credit Line:
Benjamin Stack, Harvey G. Stack, and Norman Stack
ID Number:
NU.77.38.027
Accession number:
1977.1211
Catalog number:
77.38.027
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Manilla

Physical Description:
brass (overall material)
cast (overall production method/technique)
brown/gold (overall color)
Measurements:
overall: 6.02 cm x 5.72 cm x 1.93 cm; 2 3/8 in x 2 1/4 in x 3/4 in
Object Name:
Manilla
alternative currency
Associated place:
Nigeria
Date made:
n.d.
Credit Line:
Randolph V. Zander
ID Number:
NU.NU61175
Catalog number:
NU61175
Accession number:
228761
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Spear money, Cameroon

Physical Description:
iron (overall material)
black/brown (overall color)
formed by hand (overall production method/technique)
Measurements:
overall: 5.08 cm x 40.005 cm; 2 in x 15 3/4 in
Object Name:
Spear Head
alternative currency
Place used:
Cameroon
Associated place:
Cameroon
Date made:
n.d.
Credit Line:
Benjamin Stack, Harvey G. Stack, and Norman Stack
ID Number:
NU.77.38.013
Catalog number:
77.38.013
Accession number:
1977.1211
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edanmdm:nmah_910709
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Sombe, Ivory Coast

Physical Description:
metal, iron (overall material)
wrought, hammered,shaped (overall production method/technique)
Measurements:
overall: 2.2 cm x 2.12 cm; 7/8 in x 27/32 in
Object Name:
alternative currency
Sombe
Kissi Penny Sombe
Place used:
Côte d'Ivoire
Associated place:
Côte d'Ivoire
Date made:
n.d.
Credit Line:
Benjamin Stack, Harvey G. Stack, and Norman Stack
ID Number:
NU.77.38.024
Catalog number:
77.38.024
Accession number:
1977.1211
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edanmdm:nmah_910785
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Tajere, Nigeria

Physical Description:
iron (overall material)
black/brown (overall color)
formed by hand (overall production method/technique)
black/brown (overall color)
Measurements:
overall: 1 1/4 in x 14 in; 3.175 cm x 35.56 cm
Object Name:
Iron Bar Cent
alternative currency
Place used:
Nigeria
Associated place:
Nigeria
Date made:
n.d.
Credit Line:
Benjamin Stack, Harvey G. Stack, and Norman Stack
ID Number:
NU.77.38.031
Catalog number:
77.38.031
Accession number:
1977.1211
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Ankle money, Cameroon

Physical Description:
brass (overall material)
cast and incised (overall production method/technique)
brown/gold (overall color)
Measurements:
overall: 9.15 cm x 12.5 cm; 3 19/32 in x 4 29/32 in
Object Name:
Ankle Money
alternative currency
Place used:
Cameroon
Associated place:
Cameroon
Date made:
n.d.
Credit Line:
Benjamin Stack, Harvey G. Stack, and Norman Stack
ID Number:
NU.77.38.012
Catalog number:
77.38.012
Accession number:
1977.1211
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Bracelet, Sierra Leone, n.d.

Physical Description:
brass (overall material)
gold/brown/brass (overall color)
cast (overall production method/technique)
Measurements:
overall: 10.65 cm; 4 3/16 in
Object Name:
alternative currency
Place used:
Sierra Leone
Associated place:
Sierra Leone
Date made:
n.d.
Credit Line:
Benjamin Stack, Harvey G. Stack, and Norman Stack
ID Number:
NU.77.38.023
Catalog number:
77.38.023
Accession number:
1977.1211
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edanmdm:nmah_910798
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Akan gold weight, British West Africa, n.d.

Physical Description:
bronze (overall material)
cast (overall production method/technique)
blue corrosion (overall color)
bronze/gray (overall color)
Measurements:
overall: 6.67 cm x 3.57 cm x 3.28 cm; 2 5/8 in x 1 13/32 in x 1 9/32 in
Object Name:
Figure
alternative currency
Place used:
Ghana
Associated place:
British West Africa
Date made:
n.d.
Credit Line:
Benjamin Stack, Harvey G. Stack, and Norman Stack
ID Number:
NU.77.38.060
Catalog number:
77.38.060
Accession number:
1977.1211
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edanmdm:nmah_910802
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Akan gold weight, British West Africa, n.d.

Physical Description:
bronze (overall material)
cast (overall production method/technique)
blue corrosion (overall color)
bronze/gray (overall color)
Measurements:
overall: 6.51 cm x 3.59 cm x 2.75 cm; 2 9/16 in x 1 13/32 in x 1 3/32 in
Object Name:
Figure
alternative currency
Place used:
Ghana
Associated place:
British West Africa
Date made:
n.d.
Credit Line:
Benjamin Stack, Harvey G. Stack, and Norman Stack
ID Number:
NU.77.38.061
Catalog number:
77.38.061
Accession number:
1977.1211
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edanmdm:nmah_910805
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