Two manillas, metal currency formerly exchanged for slaves, especially in West Africa. Originally imported from Europe then later re-cast and used as a local currency. These were made in Birmingham, England.
Currency in the form of a heavy hemispherical bangle with beveled edges. Created with puddle mold method of casting. Origin Bambole, Bayele, and Balengo people of the Mbole region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire).
Five dollar bill issued by the Farmers & Exchange Bank of Charleston and dated September 28, 1853. Bill depicts an African American tending to a wagon pulled by oxen. Engraved by Toppan, Carpenter, Kasilear & Company, Philadelphia and New York.