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The World Currencies Database includes 788 currency symbols, names and countries with historical or other coinage information and has received over 332830 search inquires.

Selected title: bit
Explanation: The old Mexican 8 reales silver coins, which circulated extensively in America in the 1700's and 1800's, was sometimes divided into sections. A 'bit' was one eight of the coin, 'two bits' was one fourth. This is how the US quarter dollar came to be known as Two Bits

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NUr$ 12928  10.58%
NUr$ 12928  10.58%
SKr 9954  8.15%
Ptas 8709  7.13%
RO 8688  7.11%
Euro 5112  4.18%
FKr 5053  4.14%
CFA Franc 4973  4.07%
Mexico 4881  3.99%
Czechoslovakia 4752  3.89%
Fmk 4654  3.81%
Continental dollars 4594  3.76%
Saudi Arabia 4556  3.73%
Greece 4555  3.73%
Japan 4402  3.60%
fen 4386  3.59%
Brazil 4340  3.55%
Spain 4316  3.53%
Hungary 4245  3.47%
Republic of China 4168  3.41%