Currencies and countries

The World Currencies Database includes 788 currency symbols, names and countries with historical or other coinage information and has received over 156263 search inquires.

Selected term: Continental dollars
Explanation: 1776 dated 'dollars' struck in pewter (scarce), brass (rare), copper (extremely rare) and silver (extremely rare). Although likely struck sometime later than 1776, these saw extensive circulation. The design was inspired by certain Benjamin Franklin sketches. Some of these were possibly struck as pattern 'cents' instead of 'dollars'

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NUr$ 6784  10.99%
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RO 4576  7.42%
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Euro 2654  4.30%
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Fmk 2501  4.05%
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Continental dollars 2129  3.45%
Spain 2092  3.39%
Hungary 2073  3.36%
Republic of China 2070  3.35%
Brazil 2066  3.35%
gilder 2052  3.33%
Japan 1922  3.11%