Currencies and countries

The World Currencies Database includes 788 currency symbols, names and countries with historical or other coinage information and has received over 173214 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$ 7500  10.91%
NUr$ 7500  10.91%
SKr 6356  9.24%
RO 5250  7.64%
Ptas 4478  6.51%
Euro 2930  4.26%
CFA Franc 2927  4.26%
FKr 2779  4.04%
Fmk 2713  3.95%
Czechoslovakia 2706  3.94%
Saudi Arabia 2565  3.73%
Mexico 2516  3.66%
Greece 2402  3.49%
Continental dollars 2397  3.49%
Spain 2330  3.39%
Republic of China 2306  3.35%
Brazil 2296  3.34%
Hungary 2291  3.33%
gilder 2274  3.31%
Japan 2139  3.11%