Did Hobbits use Gondorian coins or Dwarvish gold? Or since they were such a tight community - they all knew each other - did they just do favours for each other in exchange for something? I remember little Hobbits tried to raid Bag End when Bilbo left and presents were handed out; they thought the tunnels were filled with gold. In The Hobbit, a butcher is also mentioned - it explains where Bilbo got his meat. Did he pay for it in coins? Did they have their own currency?