National Geographic : 1927 Dec
Photograph from Junius B. Wood ONLY GIANTS COULD "MATCH PENNIES" HERE Round stone coins, sometimes a dozen feet in diameter, are used on the island of Yap. They are not circulated, but simply stand before a man's house, indicative of his accumulated fortune (see text, page 746). Photograph byW. Robert Moore SHYLOCK'S LATEST AND BEST PORTRAIT For ways that are dark and tricks that are vain, the money changers of the Orient are peculiar. Here isaChinese coin broker of northern Siam and his layout (see page 745).