Currencies and countries

The World Currencies Database includes 788 currency symbols, names and countries with historical or other coinage information and has received over 149491 search inquires.

Selected term: Brazil
Explanation: Official name: Federative Republic of Brazil. Monetary unit: 1 cruzeiro (Cr$) = 100 centavos, 1 cruzado (CR$) = 1,000 cruzeiros (Cr$), introduced February 28, 1986, at a rate of 1 cruzado (CR$) = 1,000 old cruzeiros (Cr$); 1 New cruzado (NCZ$) = 100 centavos, the New cruzado replacing the original at a rate of 1,000 old to one New was introduced on January 15, 1989; 1 cruzeiro (Cr$) = 100 centavos, cruzeiro replaced the New cruzado at the rate of one to one on March 16, 1990. 1 cruzeiro real = 100 centavos. The cruzeiro real replaced the cruzeiro (Cr$) at the rate of 1,000 cruzeiro to 1 cruzeiro real on August 2, 1993. The real replaced the cruzeiro real on July 1, 1994 at the rate of 2,750 cruzeiro real to 1 real (a rate par to the U.S. $ on that date). Current Monetary unit: 1 real = 100 centavos

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RO 4280  7.30%
Ptas 3563  6.07%
CFA Franc 2570  4.38%
Euro 2525  4.30%
FKr 2466  4.20%
Fmk 2408  4.10%
Czechoslovakia 2337  3.98%
Saudi Arabia 2236  3.81%
Mexico 2147  3.66%
Greece 2058  3.51%
Continental dollars 2015  3.43%
Spain 2004  3.42%
Hungary 1990  3.39%
Republic of China 1971  3.36%
Brazil 1960  3.34%
gilder 1956  3.33%
Japan 1830  3.12%