Currencies and countries

The World Currencies Database includes 788 currency symbols, names and countries with historical or other coinage information and has received over 97480 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$ 4182  12.29%
NUr$ 4182  12.29%
SKr 2690  7.91%
RO 1690  4.97%
FKr 1658  4.87%
Fmk 1585  4.66%
CFA Franc 1550  4.56%
Saudi Arabia 1521  4.47%
Euro 1418  4.17%
Czechoslovakia 1413  4.15%
Mexico 1320  3.88%
Greece 1294  3.80%
Republic of China 1239  3.64%
Spain 1239  3.64%
gilder 1230  3.62%
Continental dollars 1212  3.56%
Hungary 1200  3.53%
Brazil 1198  3.52%
Japan 1128  3.32%
Thailand 1065  3.13%