NIGERIA French manilla 19th century


NIGERIA, SE region, atoni?, 19th century, “elephant foot,” about 55mm dia., about about 85g, about 85g, Scott Semans writes that this is British,

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Probably a late 19th century type.

So-called “manillas” are mostly European made for use as trade objects from the 17th century, when Portuguese and Dutch factories made them, through a French and a British period that only ended in 1949, when manillas were finally demonetized.

Over the decades I’ve been selling collectibles my market has been about 97% coins, 2% paper money, 1% everything else.