The sense of Incas about precious metals.

 

Gold is the sweat of the Sun.
Inca Mamacocha golden mask from Peru.

 

The Incas of the Latin America despite their advanced civilization didn’t use any kind of money.

The precious metals were only useful for aesthetic purposes like jewlery and religion.

Gold was considered to be the sweat of sun and silver the tears of the moon. So when the Spanish conquistadors arrived they couldn’t reallize the lust of invaders for this metals.

The accumulation of vast quantities of this mettals by the Spanish however led to their temporary depreciation. It is said the nearly all the gold and silver of the world have a percentage of the Incas precious mettals.