Currencies and countries

The World Currencies Database includes 788 currency symbols, names and countries with historical or other coinage information and has received over 117717 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$ 4938  11.53%
NUr$ 4938  11.53%
SKr 3930  9.17%
RO 2542  5.93%
FKr 1962  4.58%
CFA Franc 1957  4.57%
Ptas 1937  4.52%
Fmk 1868  4.36%
Euro 1828  4.27%
Saudi Arabia 1754  4.09%
Czechoslovakia 1747  4.08%
Mexico 1601  3.74%
Greece 1561  3.64%
Spain 1500  3.50%
Republic of China 1486  3.47%
Hungary 1485  3.47%
Brazil 1473  3.44%
gilder 1468  3.43%
Continental dollars 1460  3.41%
Japan 1364  3.18%