There are currently 175 World Currencies in this directory
Alderney coins are widely available to collectors but not in general circulation. Since 1989, Alderney has issued occasional commemorative coins of £1, £2 or £5 face value in cupro-nickel, silver or gold
The dinar (Arabic: ??????, Berber language: Dinar or Menkuc, French Dinar; sign: DA; ISO 4217 code: DZD) is the monetary currency of Algeria and it is subdivided into 100 centimes. Centimes are now obsolete due to their extremely low value.
The kwanza (sign: Kz; ISO 4217 code: AOA) is the currency of Angola. Four different currencies using the name kwanza have circulated since 1977. The currency derives its name from the Kwanza River (Cuanza, Coanza, Quanza)
The peso (established as the peso convertible) is the currency of Argentina, identified by the symbol $ preceding the amount in the same way as many countries using dollar currencies. It is subdivided into 100 centavos. Its ISO 4217 code is ARS.
The dram (Armenian: ????; sign: ?; code: AMD) is the monetary unit of Armenia and the neighboring unrecognized Republic of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh). It was historically subdivided into 100 luma (Armenian: ?????). The word "dram" translates into English as "money" and is cognate with the Greek drachma and the Arabic dirham, as well as the English weight unit dram. The first instance of a dram currency was in the period from 1199 to 1375, when silver coins called dram were issued.
The Artsakh dram (Armenian: ???????? ????) is a monetary unit of the de facto independent Republic of Artsakh. Although it is legal tender, it is not as widely used as the
An interesting fact is that the new series of Australia banknotes, as pictured above, would have a tactile feature (Braille) to help the visually impaired community to tell the value of the banknote. Also in Australia, the fight against cash is conducted by reducing the share of cash payments when making small retail purchases.
It was a surprise to see Azerbaijani manat in this list. However, the currency of this Central Asian country is a little bit weaker than US Dollar. The economy of this country is surprisingly strong, and its unemployment rate is low.
The Bahrain Dinar is the second most valuable currency. Bahrain is a Persian Gulf island state with a population of just over 1 million people. As in the first case, this country’s largest source of income are the «black gold» exports. It is interesting that the Bahrain Dinar is pegged to US Dollar exchange rate, and its rate against the US Dollar has remained stable since 2005 already.
British Pound Sterling
Most people think that British Pound is the strongest world currency, but it only closes the top five of this list. British Colonies issue their own banknotes, which visually differ from banknotes issued by the Bank of England, but they are valued as 1 per 1. Therefore, there are several of them: Scottish, North Ireland, Manx, Jersey, Guernsey, Gibraltar Pounds, as well as St. Elena Island Pound and Falkland Islands Pound. Amusingly, native Britons do not always want to accept «other» Pounds as a means of payment.
The Canadian dollar is the fifth largest reserve world currency. Canadian dollar is often called the «loonie» in honor of the bird depicted on the coin worth 1 dollar.
Cayman Islands Dollar
Cayman Islands is one of the world’s best tax havens. These islands provided licences for hundreds of banks, hedge funds and insurance companies. Thanks to its leadership among tax havens, Cayman Islands Dollar costs near 1.22 US Dollar.
Eastern Caribbean dollar
The Eastern Caribbean dollar (symbol: $; code: XCD) is the currency of all seven full members and one associate member of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS). The successor to the British West Indies dollar, it has existed since 1965, and it is normally abbreviated with the dollar sign $ or, alternatively, EC$ to distinguish it from other dollar-denominated currencies. The EC$ is subdivided into 100 cents. It has been pegged to the United States dollar since 7 July 1976
The euro currency has strengthened over the past few years. This allowed it to raise the list of the most powerful currencies. Partially, its strength is explained by the fact that it is the official world currency in European countries among which you will find several economically developed countries. Besides, Euro is the second reserve world currency enveloping 22.2% of all world savings (US Dollar has 62.3%).
The pound is the currency of Guernsey. Since 1921, Guernsey has been in currency union with the United Kingdom and the Guernsey pound is not a separate currency but is a local issue of banknotes and coins denominated in pound sterling, in a similar way to the banknotes issued in Scotland, England and Northern Ireland (see Banknotes of the pound sterling). It can be exchanged at par with other sterling coinage and notes
It is hard to explain the high value of Jordan Dinar. This country is not economically developed and it lacks essential resources, such as oil. Nevertheless, one Jordan Dinar costs 1.41 US Dollar, what makes it one of 10 the strongest world currencies.
The Kuwaiti Dinar is the world’s highest-valued currency against the US Dollar. Kuwait is a small country with enormous wealth. The high value (rate) of its currency is explained by significant oil exports into the global market.
The Libyan Dinar has token money called Dirham. It is interesting that one Dinar is equal to 1,000 Dirham, and not 100, as we all used to think.
Oman is a country on the Arabian Peninsula. Thanks to its strategic location, it possesses a developed economy and a high quality of life. The Oman Rial is also pegged to US Dollar as Bahrain Dinar. It is remarkable that purchasing power of this currency is so high that the government had to issue 1/4 and 1/2 Rial banknotes. On the picture above, you can see 1/2 Rial (Half Rial).
Switzerland is not only one of the richest countries in the world, but it is also one of the most stable. Its banking system had long been known for its formerly resolute «Bank Secrecy». Besides, its high-tech goods are very well known all around the globe. Pay attention when you see an original of this banknote. This is the only banknote I saw which has the vertical view.
Owing to USA world economic leadership, its currency achieved such a title as «World Reserve Currency». In other words, you can make dollar payments everywhere (in any country).
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