Currencies and countries

The World Currencies Database includes 788 currency symbols, names and countries with historical or other coinage information and has received over 63710 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$ 2902  12.99%
NUr$ 2902  12.99%
SKr 1674  7.49%
FKr 1202  5.38%
Fmk 1078  4.83%
Saudi Arabia 979  4.38%
Czechoslovakia 963  4.31%
CFA Franc 951  4.26%
Euro 923  4.13%
Mexico 884  3.96%
Greece 862  3.86%
RO 848  3.80%
gilder 837  3.75%
Spain 833  3.73%
Brazil 802  3.59%
Republic of China 793  3.55%
Hungary 767  3.43%
Continental dollars 748  3.35%
Japan 719  3.22%
Thailand 668  2.99%