The Federated States of Micronesia is a country made up of numerous islands spread across the Pacific Ocean, including the island state of Yap. And on Yap, instead of paper currency, the traditional form of money has been giant limestone discs (rai stones), which are considered rare and important because the limestone originated on another island far away. Of course, the sheer size of these stones makes it difficult for them to actually be moved, so most times, payment with the stones is…
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Stone Money Bank, Yap, Federated States of Micronesia | Yap is an island in the Caroline Islands of the western Pacific Ocean and a state of the Federated States of Micronesia. The Stone Money Banks are located throughout the island. The money is still used, but more for traditional exchange.
The Federated States of Micronesia consists of 607 islands extending 2,900 km (1,802 mi) across the archipelago of the Caroline Islands east of the Philippines. Description from pearllinguistics.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images