Currencies and countries

The World Currencies Database includes 788 currency symbols, names and countries with historical or other coinage information and has received over 201670 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$ 8700  10.73%
NUr$ 8700  10.73%
SKr 7256  8.95%
RO 6493  8.01%
Ptas 5727  7.06%
FKr 3540  4.37%
Euro 3476  4.29%
CFA Franc 3287  4.05%
Fmk 3128  3.86%
Czechoslovakia 3121  3.85%
Saudi Arabia 2958  3.65%
Mexico 2951  3.64%
Continental dollars 2914  3.59%
Greece 2813  3.47%
Spain 2708  3.34%
Brazil 2706  3.34%
Republic of China 2682  3.31%
gilder 2672  3.30%
Hungary 2665  3.29%
Japan 2533  3.12%