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The ariary (the currency of Madagascar) is subdivided into ...?
The ariary is the currency of Madagascar. It is subdivided into 5 iraimbilanja and is one of only two non-decimal currencies currently circulating (the other is the Mauritanian ouguiya). Iraimbilanja means literally "one iron weight" and was the name of an old coin worth 1⁄5 of an ariary.
Where does the name of the Russian currency come from - the ruble?
from the red color
from a two-headed eagle
from notches on the edge
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.
What is the currency of Ecuador?
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 also issues centavo coins (but no banknotes), identical in size and value to their U.S. cent counterparts.
Which currency went through the worst hyperinflation ever recorded?
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.
What is the national currency of Egypt?
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.
What is the highest denomination US dollar banknote?
This banknote is not in general circulation. The president on it is Woodrow Wilson, the 28th President of the United States, who held office from 1913 until 1921.
Who is depicted on the U.S. ten-dollar bill?
The obverse of the $10 bill features the portrait of Alexander Hamilton, who served as the first U.S. Secretary of the Treasury.
How many countries mint own euro coins, even though are not part of the European Union?
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.
After what is Costa Rican colón, the currency of Costa Rica, named?
abbreviation of "moneda colonista", meaning "colonists' currency"
colony of birds
colonel Bartolomeu Dias, explorer
Christopher Columbus is known as Cristóbal Colón in Spanish. Today, both El Salvador and Costa Rica have their national currencies named colón.