The introduction of the German currency with notes and coins was a cultural revolution.

Before that there had been a local currency in kind on Palau, Spanish money played no role there.

Money also largely regulates the relationship between men and women. The “Colonial Lexicon” has to report about it: “The man has to buy the girl; During the pregnancy of his wife and the birth of the child, large sums of money are to be paid to the father-in-law and other relatives. Besides, the husband has to pay his wife for every sexual intercourse. Children are valued; especially daughters are welcome because this increases the family's prosperity. Even in her early youth, the girl learns to get involved with boys and men for a fee. "