Currencies and countries

The World Currencies Database includes 788 currency symbols, names and countries with historical or other coinage information and has received over 149445 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$ 6446  10.99%
NUr$ 6446  10.99%
SKr 5445  9.28%
RO 4274  7.29%
Ptas 3557  6.06%
CFA Franc 2570  4.38%
Euro 2524  4.30%
FKr 2464  4.20%
Fmk 2408  4.11%
Czechoslovakia 2333  3.98%
Saudi Arabia 2235  3.81%
Mexico 2146  3.66%
Greece 2058  3.51%
Continental dollars 2014  3.43%
Spain 2003  3.42%
Hungary 1989  3.39%
Republic of China 1970  3.36%
Brazil 1960  3.34%
gilder 1953  3.33%
Japan 1829  3.12%