Currencies and countries

The World Currencies Database includes 788 currency symbols, names and countries with historical or other coinage information and has received over 105928 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$ 4518  11.85%
NUr$ 4518  11.85%
SKr 3194  8.38%
RO 2082  5.46%
FKr 1809  4.74%
CFA Franc 1763  4.62%
Fmk 1722  4.52%
Saudi Arabia 1620  4.25%
Euro 1608  4.22%
Czechoslovakia 1595  4.18%
Mexico 1449  3.80%
Ptas 1441  3.78%
Greece 1431  3.75%
Spain 1362  3.57%
Republic of China 1357  3.56%
gilder 1343  3.52%
Hungary 1343  3.52%
Brazil 1338  3.51%
Continental dollars 1327  3.48%
Japan 1247  3.27%