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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 141721 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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RO 3891  7.08%
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CFA Franc 2443  4.44%
FKr 2354  4.28%
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Fmk 2281  4.15%
Czechoslovakia 2208  4.02%
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Mexico 2026  3.69%
Greece 1952  3.55%
Spain 1901  3.46%
Hungary 1878  3.42%
Continental dollars 1872  3.41%
Republic of China 1863  3.39%
Brazil 1848  3.36%
gilder 1835  3.34%
Japan 1719  3.13%