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Facts : 1/16/2006
The Cowry:The Cowry has, for centuries, served our people as an important form of currency.
In 1860 the following system was in use: 40 Cowries formed a "String"; 50 Strings made a "head" and 10 heads comprised a "bag".
In Lagos in 1865 one bag of 20,000 shells was exchanged for one or two English Pounds.