TeachMeFinance.com - explain Spondulicks
Spondulicks -- A slang name for money, more particularly
for paper money, as "I have spondulicks," meaning money.
The name was frequently used in referring to greenbacks
(United States notes) when they were the chief circulating
medium. The name is said originally to have been
applied to the cowry-shells used as money on the west
coast of Africa. There is a specimen of cowry-shell money in
the Mint at Philadelphia which was obtained from Spondula,
Africa, and on it has been conferred the nickname spondulick.
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