YORUBA "MONEY TREE" CURRENCY, Nigeria

These "money-trees" have been vetted as authentic.



YORUBA
Tree 8
14.25" high
60 coins
$200

YORUBA
Tree 11
15.5" high
63 coins
$200

YORUBA
Tree 12
14" high
56 coins (2 smaller)
$200


YORUBA
Tree 3
15.5" high
54 coins
$200

YORUBA
Tree 16
14.75" high
58 coins
$200

YORUBA
Tree 18

15" high
50 coins
$200

YORUBA
Tree 22

13.75" high
56 coins
$200

YORUBA
Tree 23

16" high
68 coins
$225

Photographs © Hamill Gallery

YORUBA, "MONEY TREE" CURRENCY , Nigeria

These metal forms ( see the two bare ones below) were made to hold a set number of coins, usually from British West Africa, to make an object of  tradeable value. They were recognized and used as currency and could be broken up for smaller transactions.

The attached coins are either half-penny or tenth-penny coins from British West Africa and date from the 30's & 40's up to1950. There are rarely a few Federation of Nigeria coins from 1959.

 

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