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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 81565 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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Japan 934  3.34%
Thailand 877  3.13%