Currencies and countries

The World Currencies Database includes 788 currency symbols, names and countries with historical or other coinage information and has received over 133182 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$ 5614  11.07%
NUr$ 5614  11.07%
SKr 4653  9.18%
RO 3460  6.82%
Ptas 2808  5.54%
CFA Franc 2266  4.47%
FKr 2219  4.38%
Euro 2159  4.26%
Fmk 2134  4.21%
Czechoslovakia 2065  4.07%
Saudi Arabia 2002  3.95%
Mexico 1873  3.69%
Greece 1819  3.59%
Spain 1780  3.51%
Hungary 1749  3.45%
Republic of China 1730  3.41%
Brazil 1724  3.40%
Continental dollars 1715  3.38%
gilder 1709  3.37%
Japan 1590  3.14%