Currencies and countries

The World Currencies Database includes 788 currency symbols, names and countries with historical or other coinage information and has received over 178172 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$ 7692  10.89%
NUr$ 7692  10.89%
SKr 6515  9.22%
RO 5474  7.75%
Ptas 4687  6.64%
Euro 3009  4.26%
CFA Franc 2979  4.22%
FKr 2885  4.08%
Fmk 2771  3.92%
Czechoslovakia 2770  3.92%
Saudi Arabia 2628  3.72%
Mexico 2579  3.65%
Continental dollars 2479  3.51%
Greece 2464  3.49%
Spain 2388  3.38%
Republic of China 2364  3.35%
Brazil 2363  3.35%
Hungary 2349  3.33%
gilder 2334  3.30%
Japan 2198  3.11%