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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 92349 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$ 3988  12.54%
NUr$ 3988  12.54%
SKr 2494  7.84%
FKr 1556  4.89%
RO 1497  4.71%
Fmk 1472  4.63%
Saudi Arabia 1447  4.55%
CFA Franc 1412  4.44%
Czechoslovakia 1341  4.22%
Euro 1305  4.10%
Mexico 1222  3.84%
Greece 1207  3.80%
Spain 1164  3.66%
Republic of China 1156  3.64%
gilder 1154  3.63%
Continental dollars 1121  3.53%
Brazil 1119  3.52%
Hungary 1104  3.47%
Japan 1054  3.31%
Thailand 982  3.09%