Currencies and countries

The World Currencies Database includes 788 currency symbols, names and countries with historical or other coinage information and has received over 157509 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$ 6846  10.99%
NUr$ 6846  10.99%
SKr 5750  9.23%
RO 4627  7.43%
Ptas 3923  6.30%
CFA Franc 2699  4.33%
Euro 2680  4.30%
FKr 2573  4.13%
Fmk 2518  4.04%
Czechoslovakia 2472  3.97%
Saudi Arabia 2349  3.77%
Mexico 2280  3.66%
Greece 2176  3.49%
Continental dollars 2158  3.46%
Spain 2112  3.39%
Hungary 2094  3.36%
Republic of China 2087  3.35%
Brazil 2082  3.34%
gilder 2076  3.33%
Japan 1940  3.11%