Currencies and countries

The World Currencies Database includes 788 currency symbols, names and countries with historical or other coinage information and has received over 79460 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$ 3542  12.97%
NUr$ 3542  12.97%
SKr 2003  7.34%
FKr 1406  5.15%
Fmk 1305  4.78%
Saudi Arabia 1190  4.36%
CFA Franc 1176  4.31%
Czechoslovakia 1139  4.17%
Euro 1131  4.14%
RO 1081  3.96%
Mexico 1072  3.93%
Greece 1051  3.85%
gilder 1033  3.78%
Spain 1008  3.69%
Brazil 985  3.61%
Republic of China 984  3.60%
Hungary 955  3.50%
Continental dollars 935  3.42%
Japan 909  3.33%
Thailand 857  3.14%