Currencies and countries

The World Currencies Database includes 788 currency symbols, names and countries with historical or other coinage information and has received over 165398 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$ 7210  11.01%
NUr$ 7210  11.01%
SKr 6096  9.31%
RO 4919  7.51%
Ptas 4195  6.41%
CFA Franc 2802  4.28%
Euro 2787  4.26%
FKr 2669  4.08%
Fmk 2605  3.98%
Czechoslovakia 2589  3.95%
Saudi Arabia 2446  3.74%
Mexico 2390  3.65%
Greece 2289  3.50%
Continental dollars 2276  3.48%
Spain 2218  3.39%
Republic of China 2191  3.35%
Brazil 2186  3.34%
Hungary 2185  3.34%
gilder 2173  3.32%
Japan 2040  3.12%