Top 10 currencies facts Selected as the most interesting among currencies related questions in Currencies quiz What is the currency of Ecuador?U.S. dollar. Just like Panama and El Salvador, the official currency of Ecuador is the U.S. Dollar. The switch from Sucre to USD in 2000 helped the country to achieve economic stability. Ecuador issues also centavo coins (but no banknotes), identical in size and value to their U.S. cent counterparts.Created by: globalquiz.orggeography of South America facts » How many countries mint own euro coins, even though are not part of the European Union?3. Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican City have concluded formal agreements with the EU to use the euro as their official currency and mint their own coins. Kosovo and Montenegro officially adopted the euro as their sole currency without an agreement and, therefore, have no issuing rights.Created by: Debbie FoxEurope facts » Which currency went through the worst hyperinflation ever recorded?Hungarian pengő. Directly after the end of WWII, Hungary went through the most severe known incident of inflation ever recorded, peaking at 1.3 × 10^16 percent per month (prices doubled every 15 hours). When the pengő was replaced in August 1946 by the forint, four hundred octillion pengő became 1 forint.Created by: NinjaiHungary facts » Where were florins from?Italy. Its name clearly explains that the coin was struck by Florence. As many Florentine banks had branches across Europe, the florin quickly became the dominant trade coin of Western Europe for large scale transactions.Created by: Kasiacoins facts » What is the national currency of Egypt?The pound. When the British first got involved in Egypt in the nineteenth century, Egypt was using a monetary unit known as the piastre, or Qirsh. Since 100 piastres was roughly between the value of one pound sterling and one Guinea, a new unit, called the pound in English and the ginaih in Arabic, was created equal to one hundred piastres. The Egyptian pound, however, has never been exactly equal in value to the pound sterling. Created by: globalquiz.orgEgypt facts » After what is Costa Rican colón, the currency of Costa Rica, named?Columbus. Christopher Columbus is known as Cristóbal Colón in Spanish. Today, both El Salvador and Costa Rica have their national currencies named colón.Created by: globalquiz.orgCentral America facts » Which currency was the first to be converted to the decimal system?Russian ruble. The new ruble introduced with monetary reform of Peter the Great of 1704 was the first currency to be based on the decimal system.Created by: smyruhistory of Russia facts » Where does the name of the Russian currency come from - the ruble?From breaking. The word "ruble" comes from the verb meaning "break" and refers to the Middle Ages, when pieces of silver were broken into smaller ones when changing money. The ruble was the world's first decimal currency: it was decimalised in 1704 when the ruble became legally equal to 100 kopeks.Created by: Tschuka etymology facts » What is the currency of Turkey?Lira. The Guinness Book of Records ranked the Turkish lira as the world's least valuable currency in 1995 and 1996, and again from 1999 to 2004. In the last decade, the Turkish lira stabilized against the U.S. dollar and the euro.Created by: globalquiz.orggeography of Turkey facts » What is the subunit of the Croatian Kuna? (currency)Lipa. The kuna is the currency of Croatia, in use since 1994. It is subdivided into 100 lipa. The kuna is issued by the Croatian National Bank and the coins are minted by the Croatian Monetary Institute.Created by: NinjaiCroatia facts » Play currencies quiz and see all the questions.