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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 194428 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$ 8410  10.77%
NUr$ 8410  10.77%
SKr 7075  9.06%
RO 6247  8.00%
Ptas 5437  6.96%
FKr 3380  4.33%
Euro 3333  4.27%
CFA Franc 3193  4.09%
Czechoslovakia 3023  3.87%
Fmk 3018  3.86%
Saudi Arabia 2855  3.65%
Mexico 2847  3.64%
Continental dollars 2778  3.56%
Greece 2713  3.47%
Brazil 2609  3.34%
Spain 2608  3.34%
Republic of China 2581  3.30%
gilder 2568  3.29%
Hungary 2568  3.29%
Japan 2439  3.12%