Currencies and countries

The World Currencies Database includes 788 currency symbols, names and countries with historical or other coinage information and has received over 141328 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$ 6034  11.02%
NUr$ 6034  11.02%
SKr 5045  9.21%
RO 3876  7.08%
Ptas 3179  5.81%
CFA Franc 2438  4.45%
FKr 2348  4.29%
Euro 2331  4.26%
Fmk 2277  4.16%
Czechoslovakia 2201  4.02%
Saudi Arabia 2117  3.87%
Mexico 2019  3.69%
Greece 1949  3.56%
Spain 1895  3.46%
Hungary 1871  3.42%
Continental dollars 1866  3.41%
Republic of China 1856  3.39%
Brazil 1844  3.37%
gilder 1827  3.34%
Japan 1716  3.13%