Green’s Dictionary of Slang

shine v.1

[shine n.1 ]

to raise money, to display money.

[US]G.F. Ruxton Life in the Far West (1849) 18: Human natur can’t go on selling beaver a dollar a pound; no, no, that arn’t going to shine much longer.
[US]Spirit of the Times (N.Y.) in Bartlett Dict. Americanisms (1877) 581: You will find heaps of bogus money here, but bogus men can’t shine.