Currencies and countries

The World Currencies Database includes 788 currency symbols, names and countries with historical or other coinage information and has received over 188989 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$ 8166  10.79%
NUr$ 8166  10.79%
SKr 6909  9.13%
RO 6034  7.97%
Ptas 5213  6.89%
FKr 3250  4.29%
Euro 3227  4.26%
CFA Franc 3112  4.11%
Czechoslovakia 2940  3.88%
Fmk 2933  3.87%
Saudi Arabia 2777  3.67%
Mexico 2758  3.64%
Continental dollars 2673  3.53%
Greece 2625  3.47%
Spain 2535  3.35%
Brazil 2514  3.32%
Republic of China 2509  3.31%
Hungary 2491  3.29%
gilder 2488  3.29%
Japan 2354  3.11%