Currencies and countries

The World Currencies Database includes 788 currency symbols, names and countries with historical or other coinage information and has received over 148894 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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NUr$ 6414  10.98%
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RO 4250  7.28%
Ptas 3536  6.05%
CFA Franc 2563  4.39%
Euro 2514  4.30%
FKr 2459  4.21%
Fmk 2400  4.11%
Czechoslovakia 2330  3.99%
Saudi Arabia 2228  3.81%
Mexico 2138  3.66%
Greece 2050  3.51%
Continental dollars 2003  3.43%
Spain 1998  3.42%
Hungary 1982  3.39%
Republic of China 1966  3.37%
Brazil 1953  3.34%
gilder 1943  3.33%
Japan 1820  3.12%