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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 113952 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$ 4780  11.62%
NUr$ 4780  11.62%
SKr 3599  8.75%
RO 2384  5.79%
FKr 1909  4.64%
CFA Franc 1894  4.60%
Fmk 1816  4.41%
Ptas 1785  4.34%
Euro 1749  4.25%
Saudi Arabia 1714  4.17%
Czechoslovakia 1696  4.12%
Mexico 1549  3.76%
Greece 1517  3.69%
Spain 1455  3.54%
Republic of China 1444  3.51%
Hungary 1434  3.49%
gilder 1429  3.47%
Brazil 1429  3.47%
Continental dollars 1419  3.45%
Japan 1330  3.23%