Currencies and countries

The World Currencies Database includes 788 currency symbols, names and countries with historical or other coinage information and has received over 184426 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$ 7944  10.82%
NUr$ 7944  10.82%
SKr 6730  9.16%
RO 5810  7.91%
Ptas 4980  6.78%
Euro 3135  4.27%
FKr 3070  4.18%
CFA Franc 3056  4.16%
Fmk 2863  3.90%
Czechoslovakia 2860  3.89%
Saudi Arabia 2713  3.69%
Mexico 2676  3.64%
Continental dollars 2595  3.53%
Greece 2547  3.47%
Spain 2467  3.36%
Republic of China 2449  3.33%
Brazil 2446  3.33%
Hungary 2425  3.30%
gilder 2415  3.29%
Japan 2277  3.10%