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The World Currencies Database includes 788 currency symbols, names and countries with historical or other coinage information and has received over 113765 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$ 4768  11.61%
NUr$ 4768  11.61%
SKr 3570  8.70%
RO 2365  5.76%
FKr 1904  4.64%
CFA Franc 1887  4.60%
Fmk 1813  4.42%
Ptas 1773  4.32%
Euro 1743  4.25%
Saudi Arabia 1709  4.16%
Czechoslovakia 1690  4.12%
Mexico 1545  3.76%
Greece 1515  3.69%
Spain 1447  3.52%
Republic of China 1438  3.50%
Hungary 1430  3.48%
gilder 1423  3.47%
Brazil 1423  3.47%
Continental dollars 1415  3.45%
Japan 1326  3.23%