Tin Animal Money

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Picture of Tin Animal Money, taken from the National History Museum at Jalan Raja, Kuala Lumpur.

Tin Animal Money is a form of currency believed[citation needed] to be used by the royal courts of Malay Peninsula from the 15th through 18th centuries. It evolved into a form of currency used in Perak, Selangor and Negeri Sembilan. The most common shape was that of a crocodile. Other forms include tortoises, elephants, fish, crickets, beetles, chickens and other birds.

Tin Animal Money.

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