Currencies and countries

The World Currencies Database includes 788 currency symbols, names and countries with historical or other coinage information and has received over 149229 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$ 6436  10.99%
NUr$ 6436  10.99%
SKr 5442  9.29%
RO 4266  7.28%
Ptas 3551  6.06%
CFA Franc 2567  4.38%
Euro 2521  4.30%
FKr 2463  4.21%
Fmk 2407  4.11%
Czechoslovakia 2332  3.98%
Saudi Arabia 2233  3.81%
Mexico 2144  3.66%
Greece 2055  3.51%
Continental dollars 2010  3.43%
Spain 2000  3.41%
Hungary 1985  3.39%
Republic of China 1967  3.36%
Brazil 1957  3.34%
gilder 1950  3.33%
Japan 1828  3.12%