Currencies and countries

The World Currencies Database includes 788 currency symbols, names and countries with historical or other coinage information and has received over 74308 search inquires.

Selected term: Euro
Explanation: Monetary unit adopted by 12 European Union (EU) countries on 1 Jan. 2002 - Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Portugal and Spain. Monetary control was to move to the European Central Bank (ECB), which would set a single interest rate for the 11 countries. The three other members of the EU Denmark, Sweden and the U.K. were not adopting the euro, at least for the time being. The euro entered full circulation in the middle of 2002

A currency is a unit of exchange and hence a kind of money and medium of exchange. Currency includes paper banknotes and metal coins, which today are the dominant means of exchange. If you could not find the term you were looking for, or if you know a term which is not included in the Dictionary, please help us improve this service by reporting your findings.

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Currency or countrySearchesPercentage
NUr$ 3348  13.05%
NUr$ 3348  13.05%
SKr 1907  7.43%
FKr 1336  5.21%
Fmk 1229  4.79%
Saudi Arabia 1115  4.35%
CFA Franc 1090  4.25%
Czechoslovakia 1071  4.18%
Euro 1071  4.18%
Mexico 1007  3.93%
RO 994  3.88%
Greece 977  3.81%
gilder 973  3.79%
Spain 947  3.69%
Brazil 923  3.60%
Republic of China 908  3.54%
Hungary 897  3.50%
Continental dollars 865  3.37%
Japan 838  3.27%
Thailand 791  3.08%