Currencies and countries

The World Currencies Database includes 788 currency symbols, names and countries with historical or other coinage information and has received over 102666 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$ 4408  12.07%
NUr$ 4408  12.07%
SKr 3005  8.23%
RO 1896  5.19%
FKr 1755  4.81%
CFA Franc 1677  4.59%
Fmk 1671  4.58%
Saudi Arabia 1577  4.32%
Euro 1532  4.20%
Czechoslovakia 1525  4.18%
Mexico 1404  3.84%
Greece 1381  3.78%
Spain 1316  3.60%
Republic of China 1314  3.60%
gilder 1305  3.57%
Hungary 1301  3.56%
Continental dollars 1289  3.53%
Brazil 1285  3.52%
Ptas 1248  3.42%
Japan 1203  3.29%