There are over 195 countries in the world and seven continents such as Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, South America and Antarctica. Each country is different with its own history, architecture, struggles, culture and political identity. One thing that invariably is common amongst all countries is the use of money as a medium of exchange. All countries irrespective of whether they are small or big, landlocked or island-based, rich or poor, have a specific currency used for all monetary transactions. Discover the history, interesting facts and details about the most important currencies worldwide. How they were created, which are the banknotes and coins and what they are worth. You can see the table by the name of the currency or the name of the country. What money do you use depends on where are you living or planning to travel. Totally, there are 170 official national currencies circulating around the world. Although the number of the independent countries is 197 plus about five dozen of dependent territories. The matter is, that some of them don’t have their own money and officially use the foreign currency.
Our currency table lists the currencies and subcurrencies in use in more than 170+ countries and territories around the world.
We have used the popular rather than the formal names of countries and territories.
In many cases a number of countries share the same currency
name, but not the same currency. To lessen confusion, we have
included the country name in the currency column.
The International Organization for Standardization has established alpha and numeric codes for all currencies. These are the formal codes that banks and currency dealers use.
Most every currency in the world has a symbol or abbreviation
that is more commonly used than the formal ISO codes. For example, $, € and £.
★ All currencies of the world with their ISO-4217 codes, listed by countries and dependent territories ➔ https://currencyconverts.com/currencies-of-the-world
Source: DEV Community