Currencies and countries

The World Currencies Database includes 788 currency symbols, names and countries with historical or other coinage information and has received over 178995 search inquires.

Selected term: Continental dollars
Explanation: 1776 dated 'dollars' struck in pewter (scarce), brass (rare), copper (extremely rare) and silver (extremely rare). Although likely struck sometime later than 1776, these saw extensive circulation. The design was inspired by certain Benjamin Franklin sketches. Some of these were possibly struck as pattern 'cents' instead of 'dollars'

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Currency or countrySearchesPercentage
NUr$ 7730  10.89%
NUr$ 7730  10.89%
SKr 6536  9.20%
RO 5501  7.75%
Ptas 4718  6.64%
Euro 3026  4.26%
CFA Franc 2993  4.21%
FKr 2906  4.09%
Fmk 2785  3.92%
Czechoslovakia 2781  3.92%
Saudi Arabia 2639  3.72%
Mexico 2589  3.65%
Continental dollars 2493  3.51%
Greece 2480  3.49%
Spain 2403  3.38%
Republic of China 2377  3.35%
Brazil 2375  3.34%
Hungary 2362  3.33%
gilder 2344  3.30%
Japan 2208  3.11%