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The chart lists the official names for selected currencies around the world. Colonial legacies have made certain names -- dollar, peso, franc, and pound -- widespread. The traveler should not assume equivalency in value, or transferability, among units sharing a name; that is, one cannot spend Central African francs in France or Turkish lira in Rome.

 

 Country
Currency
Subcurrency
Afghanistan afghani 100 puls
Algeria dinar 100 centimes
Argentina austral 100 centavos
Australia dollar 100 cents
Austria schilling 100 groschen
Bahamas dollar 100 cents
Bahrain dinar 1,000 fils
Barbados dollar 100 cents
Belgium franc 100 centimes
Belize dollar 100 cents
Benin franc 100 centimes
Bolivia boliviano 100 centavos
Brunei dollar 100 cents or sen
Bulgaria lev 100 stotinki
Cameroon franc 100 centimes
Canada dollar 100 cents
Cayman Islands dollar 100 cents
Central African Rep. franc 100 centimes
Chad franc 100 centimes
Chile peso 100 centavos
China yuan 10 fen
Columbia peso 100 centavos
Congo franc 100 centimes
Costa Rica colon 100 centimos
Cuba peso 100 centavos
Czechoslovakia koruna 100 halers
Denmark krone 100 ore
Djibouti franc 100 centimes
Dominican Rep. peso 100 centavos
Ecuador sucre 100 centavos
Egypt pound 100 piastres
El Salvador colon 100 centavos
Ethiopia birr 100 cents
Fiji dollar 100 cents
Finland markka 100 pennia
France franc 100 centimes
Gabon franc 100 centimes
Gambia dalasi 100 bututs
Germany deutsche mark 100 pfennige
Ghana cedi 100 pesewas
Greece drachma 100 lepta
Guatemala quetzal 100 centavos
Guinea franc 100 centimes
Guyana dollar 100 cents
Haiti gourde 100 centimes
Honduras lempira 100 centavos
Hong Kong dollar 100 cents
Hungary forint 100 filler
Iceland Krona 100 aurar
India rupee 100 paise
Indonesia rupiah 100 sen
Iraq dinar 1,000 fils
Ireland pound 100 pence
Israel shekel 100 agorot
Italy lira 100 centesimi
Ivory Coast franc 100 centimes
Jamaica dollar 100 cents
Japan yen  
Jordan dinar 1,000 fils
Kenya shilling 100 cents
Kuwait dinar 1,000 fils
Lebanon pound 100 piastres
Luxembourg franc 100 centimes


 Country
Currency
Subcurrency
Malawi kwacha 100 tambala
Malaysia ringgit 100 sen
Maldives rufiyaa 100 laari
Malta lira or pound 100 cents
Mauritania ouguiya 5 khoums
Mauritius rupee 100 cents
Mexico peso 100 centavos
Mongolia tugrik 100 mongo
Morocco dirham 100 centimes
Nepal rupee 100 paisa
Netherlands guilder 100 cents
New Zealand dollar 100 cents
Nicaragua cordoba 100 centavos
Niger franc 100 centimes
Norway krone 100 ore
Oman riyal-omani 1,000 baiza
Pakistan rupee 100 paisa
Papua New Guinea kina 100 toea
Paraguay guarani 100 centimos
Peru inti  
Philippines peso 100 centavos
Poland zloty 100 groszy
Portugal escudo 100 centavos
Qatar riyal 100 dirhams
Romania leu 100 bani
Saudi Arabia riyal 100 dirhams
Senegal franc 100 centimes
Seychelles rupee 100 cents
Sierra Leone leone 100 cents
Singapore dollar 100 cents
Solomon Islands dollar 100 cents
Somalia shilling 100 cents
South Africa rand 100 cents
South Korea won 100 chon
Spain peseta 100 centimos
Sri Lanka rupee 100 cents
Sudan pound 100 piastres
Suriname guilder 100 cents
Sweden krona 100 ore
Switzerland franc 100 centimes
Syria pound 100 piastres
Taiwan dollar 100 cents
Tanzania shilling 100 cents
Thailand baht 100 satang
Togo franc 100 centimes
Trinidad & Tobago dollar 100 cents
Tunisia dinar 1,000 millimes
Turkey lira 100 kurus
Uganda shilling 100 cents
United Arab Emir. dirham 1,000 fils
United Kingdom pound 100 pence
United States dollar 100 cents
Uruguay peso 100 centesimos
Venezuela bolivar 100 centimos
Vietnam dong 100 xu
Western Samoa tala 100 sene
Yugoslavia dinar 100 paras
Zambia kwacha 100 ngwee
Zimbabwe dollar 100 cents