All products can be measured by quantity of labour expended on their production, it allows you to measure the value of money.
Before the advent of money there was barter, i.e. the direct exchange of goods. As well as money, people used various things (furs, animal skins, shells, pearls, etc.).
Over time, the role of money began to carry the metals. First it was bars, then there appeared chased coins. With the development of commodity production money goods were gold and silver, as are the goods with the big cost at small weight.
There was the first paper money in China (910 BC), and in Russia they appeared under Catherine II (1769). Ie, the history of money is conducted with a fairly long time.
Historically a place of storage of metal money are banks. For the deposited money in a Bank was issued a certificate that certifies that the money is the banker and the bearer of this certificate can get them back. Over time, these certificates have acquired the same power as real money. Thus appeared the first paper money. Ie today the role of money are not a specific commodity (e.g. precious metals), and the obligations of the state or Central Bank in the form of banknotes. The word "banknote" from the English. the words "bank note" means a "Bank record." The essence of the banknote is the Bank's obligation to issue natural money, i.e., actually of the banknote value and do not have. But the government requires all citizens to accept banknotes as legal tender in a certain area. The history of money does not stop there.
Everything in the world is developing and money is also changing its shape. Currently in our life has firmly entered the electronic money which you can easily pay online. Now many people use electronic money and appreciate their advantage over paper money.
This is a brief history of the emergence of money, I hope the article was useful for you.