Green’s Dictionary of Slang

shine n.1

[? shiner n.1 (1)]

1. money.

[UK]Egan ‘The Bould Yeoman’ in Farmer Musa Pedestris (1896) 137: Then the High-toby gloque drew his cutlass so fine; / Says he to the farmer, ‘you or I for the shine!’.
[US]Matsell Vocabulum 79: Shines Gold coin.

2. (US Und.) jewelry.

[US]C.S. Montanye ‘This Murder’s On Me’ in Thrilling Detective June 🌐 She had been in the act of transporting the satchel of shine to a safe-deposit box.