By Stephanie Lo
Money is a useful medium of exchange that allows people to trade goods and services with a minimum of inconvenience. Governments around the world each issue their own money in the form of currency, usually banknotes and coins. Each world currency features a unique design and history and you can often learn much about a nation by learning about its currency. As people learn about the money used in other countries, the world gets smaller and greater understanding between citizens of different nations often develops.
This comprehensive resource page includes information on the Australian dollar, its history, its various forms currently circulated and more.
Residents and visitors to the Bahamas buy and sell using the Bahamian dollar. This page from the Central Bank of the Bahamas is a good resource on this Bahamian currency.
Go to this site from the Central Bank of Belize to learn about Belize's national currency, the Belize dollar.
Visit this page from the Bank of England in order to learn about Great Britain's currency, the British pound sterling.
Those who visit this page from the Bulgarian National Bank will learn all about Bulgaria's currency, the lev.
Here, visitors will find a good resource on the Canadian dollar that features historical information, currency pictures and other information.
Read this article from the BBC to learn about the history of modern Chinese currency and why it has two names: renminbi and yuan.
The East Caribbean dollar is the official currency of Antigua and several other Caribbean countries. Visit this page from the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank to learn all about this currency.
The Central Bank of Egypt hosts this page on Egypt's currency, the Egyptian pound.
Visit this page for full information on the euro, the official currency of 19 countries in Europe including France, Germany, Spain and several others.
Guatemala's unit of currency, the quetzal, is the subject of this page from Guatemala's national bank.
The rupee is the official currency of India, and this page is a comprehensive resource on the Indian rupee.
To learn about Iran's national currency, the rial, visit this page from the Central Bank of the Republic of Iran.
This page from Iraq's central bank explains Iraq's currency, the Iraqi dinar, and features images of bills and coins in circulation.
Click on this link to visit the Bank of Israel and learn about the currency of Israel, the Israeli new shekel.
In Jamaica, the currency is the Jamaican dollar, and this page contains images and information on Jamaican money.
On this page from the Central Bank of Kuwait, visitors can learn about the nation's currency, the Kuwaiti dinar.
The Banco de México hosts this page on the Mexican peso, Mexico's official currency.
In New Zealand, the currency used is the New Zealand dollar and this page from the Reserve Bank of New Zealand includes information on the currency.
This page from the Central Bank of Nigeria includes key information about Nigeria's currency, the Nigerian naira.
The State Bank of Pakistan hosts this page of images of the various denominations of Pakistan's currency, the Pakistani rupee.
Learn all about the kina, the official currency of Papua New Guinea, by visiting this page from the Bank of Papua New Guinea.
The Philippine peso is the official currency of the Philippines, and readers can learn about it on this page from the Central Bank of the Philippines.
The Central Bank of the Russian Federation provides information on the Russian ruble, Russia's official currency, on this page.
Visitors to this page from the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency will find everything they need to know about Saudi Arabia's currency, the riyal.
Learn all about the South African rand, South Africa's official currency, here.
Those who live and work in South Korea use the South Korean won as their currency. This page from the Bank of Korea features a description and images of the South Korean won.
The national currency of Sweden is the krona and this page has information on current and past Swedish krona notes.
The Bank of Tanzania hosts this page that has basic information on the country's currency, the shilling.
The United States' official currency, the U.S. dollar, is circulated not only in America but is also used in several other countries. This page explains the U.S. dollar and features images of its denominations.
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