Ancient Times – Salt is the currency. That is cool because you need salt to live.
300 BC – Egypt used grain as currency.
Colonization – When the Europeans first explored for gold in Africa, they took and traded with gold, diamonds, and even people as slaves.
1490 – Manillas were used as currency. They are bracelets made from copper or brass. This is a picture of a manilla.
1500’s – Cattle, crops, and other animals were used as currency.
1700’s – Cowrie shells were used for currency or trade. That is odd because there would be more money by the ocean.
1760 – Cloth and woven goods were used as currency. This is cool because you can make money by making cloths.
1791 – This was a silver dollar used in West Africa.
1912 – The West African Currency Board was established.
Present – Currently, Africans use paper money, coins, and credit cards.
Future – I think they will use digital money in the future that will have heavy security. It will have your fingerprint so nobody can steal your money.