Currencies of the 80 Countries
1. Canada- Canadian dollar
2. Turks & Caicos – American dollar
3. Dominican Rep- Dominican peso
4. Mexico (Cozumel)-Mexican peso
5. Belize-Belize dollar
6. Honduras-Honduran lempira
7. Cayman Islands-Cayman is dollar
8. USVI-American dollar
9. Barbados-Barbadian dollar
10. St. Lucia-East Caribbean dollar
11. St. Kitts- East Caribbean dollar
12. Puerto Rico-American dollar
13. Trinidad & Tobago-Trinidad &Tobago dollar
14. Bahamas-Bahamian dollar
15. Nicaragua-Nicaraguan cordoba
16. Costa Rica-Costa Rican colon
17. Panama-Panamanian balboa
18. Columbia-Colombian peso
19. Ecuador-American dollar
20. Peru-Peruvian Nuevo sol
21. Chile-Chilean peso
22. Argentina-Argentine peso
23. Uruguay-Uruguayan peso
24. New Zealand-New Zealand dollar
25. Australia- Australian dollar
26. Japan-Japanese yen
27. South Korea - South Korean won
29. Taiwan-New Taiwan dollar
30. Philippines - Philippine peso
31. Vietnam-Vietnamese dong
32. Thailand-Thai baht
33. Laos-Lao kip
34. Cambodia-Cambodian riel
35. Singapore-Singapore dollar
36. Malaysia-Malaysian ringgit
37. Indonesia-Indonesian rupaih
38. India-Indian rupee
39. Kenya- Kenyan shilling
40. South Africa-South African rand
41. Qatar-Qatari riyal
42. Israel-Israeli new shekel
46. San Marino-Euro
47. Italy, Rome-Euro
48. Vatican City-Euro
49. Switzerland-Swiss franc
50. Liechtenstein-Swiss franc
55. Poland -Polish złoty
56. Czech Republic-Czech Koruna
59. Hungary-Hungarian forint
60. Romania-Romanian leu
61. Serbia-Serbian dinar
62. Croatia-Croatian kuna
64. Bosnia- Bosnia & Herzegovina convertible mark
67. Macedonia-Macedonian denar
68. Bulgaria-Bulgarian lev
70. Denmark-Danish krone
71. Norway-Norwegian krone
72. Sweden-Swedish krona
76. Scotland-Pound sterling
77. Wales-Pound sterling
78. United Kingdom-Pound sterling
79. United States-US dollar
People use to trade things instead of using money they called it bartering.
Each part of the world came up with it’s own preferred currency.
Some people used shells as currency at first they were used but then people figured out that they didn’t last long.
All over the world precious metals like gold and silver had value all over the world.
The metals were traded in pieces, and their value was determined by weight.
Since weight varied from scale to scale metal was weighed before every new transaction.
Eventually someone came up with the brilliant idea to mark the metal’s weight right on it.
The coins were too heavy and not very good for big payments.
Paper money was invented to solve that problem.
Originally, every note of paper money in the U.S. represented a quantity of gold held by the U.S.
With the exception of the European Union, which is a group of European countries who all share the same currency, almost every country in the world has its own form of currency.
You also might be wondering why different currencies have different exchange rates. An exchange rate is the amount of money needed to exchange a certain amount of money in another currency.
For example, right now the Canadian dollar is very low, so you would need to spend 1.32 Canadian dollars to buy 1 American dollar