10 Most Expensive World Currencies, Currency

Any work should be paid. Earlier, the means of payment could be jewelry, spices, precious metals, coins or ivory. Today, the main means of payment for services and goods is money - it can be either cash or electronic money, the amount of which is rapidly growing in the sphere of mutual settlements in the world.

"How many states - so many currencies" - such a statement can be correct. But, each currency has its own value. A universally recognized and benchmark, concerning which other currencies are exposed in the rating, of course, is the US dollar. The funny thing is that it is not in this rating, since it is in the second ten. Fmance

The list of the 10 most expensive currencies in the world is quite interesting, as it contains only three widely known types of currencies: the euro, pounds sterling and Latvian armor. But who are the other winners - more details about this.

10. The Azerbaijani manat

Designation: AZN
Course: 1,27 $ 1 AZN
Variable coin: gyapik is the most expensive

The favorite monetary unit of the inhabitants of Azerbaijan closes the ten. A fairly young monetary unit - the Azerbaijani manat was put into circulation only after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1992. Then it was exchanged for Russian rubles at the rate of 1:10, and in 2006 after the denomination of the national currency it was exchanged for a new one at the rate of 5000: 1.

In circulation there are only 6 bills (1, 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100) and 6 exchange coins of gyapiki (1, 3, 5, 10, 20, 50) - the previous currency, the Russian ruble, Coins of 3 and 20 cents went.

The high cost of the currency, as well as the other, is affected by large oil reserves in the country.

9. Euro

Designation: EUR
Course: 1,28 $ for 1 EUR
Change of coin: cent

Only the 9th place recently won the most popular and stable currency of Europe. Previously, she closed the top ten. Despite the moderate position, the euro is the home currency for 26 countries, of which 17 are from the euro area, 7 are European and 2 are non-European countries. In total, 320 million people live in these countries. And in the total turnover is more than 600 billion euros - thanks to this in the world the euro has no competitors on the total value of the working currency. In 2006, even the US dollar was left behind.

January 1 is the birthday of the euro and this year it celebrated its 11th anniversary. Until 2002, the equivalent of the euro was the ECU (European currency unit).

In circulation, coins with a face value of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 euro cents and 1 and 2 euros, and banknotes 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 euros.

8. The Jordanian Dinar

Designation: JOD
Course: 1,41 JOD for 1 JOD
Change of coin: piastre

The national currency of Jordan dinar is located at 8 month. The history of the currency is more than 60 years, after the Palestinian pound has ceased to be a paying unit. The banknotes bear inscriptions in 2 languages: Arabic and English. Until 2002, due to the value of the currency and the more convenient settlement process, there were denominations of one and a half dinars. After 2002, there were only whole denominations of 1, 5, 10, 20, 50 dinars and small exchange piastres.

On the bills basically depicts members of the royal family. An interesting fact is that 90% of the country's territory are semi-deserts and deserts. As you can see, this does not prevent the country from owning one of the most expensive currencies in the world.

7. Special Drawing Rights (SDRs)

Designation: XDR
Course: 1,5 $ per 1 XDR
Coin change: none

The most specific currency of the rating, which no one has ever seen. Why did not you see? Yes, because this currency is not for ordinary mortals, it does not have any notes or coins. Special drawing rights are artificial money managed by the IMF (International Monetary Fund), which gives out a lot of loans, and then tries to return them.

In fact, these are entries in bank accounts, on which it is possible to conduct mutual settlements. Nevertheless, the course of these records is updated daily. Exclusively for statistics - $ 1.5 for one such "right".

5-6. GBP

Designation: GBP most expensive
Rate: $ 1.52 for 1 GBP
A change of coin: pence finance

One of the most famous and stable world currencies, the national currency of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Scotland, Wales, England and Northern Ireland in their countries are calculated exactly pound sterling.

The history of the name "pound sterling" has a lot of theory, dating back to the 13th century. In most of them there is a mention of silver, as before coins were made of silver of 925-th test. Like everything else in England, the currency for a long time did not lend itself to decimal calculation. Only since 1971, the relationship between the pound and the small penny has become clear to the inhabitants of other countries. Before that, there was a lot of small things in circulation (crown, shilling, grotto, pence, halfpenny, farthing).

Today, one pound will be asked for more than one and a half dollars.

5-6. Pound of the Falkland Islands

Designation: FKP
Rate to $: 1.52 for 1 FKP
A change of coin: pence

The Falkland Islands are British Overseas Territory, so the money there is British - pounds, but the Falkland Islands, and the rate at them is absolutely identical to the rate of the British pound.

The history of the currency is the richest: 114 years of issue of banknotes and about 40 years of small coins. Legitimate this money will be on the island of Ascension and St. Helena. Yes, it was the island on which he visited the "resort" Napoleon Bonaparte.

4. Latvian Lat

Designation: LVL
Rate to $: $ 1.83 for 1 LVL
Change of coin: centime

One more and last European currency of the Baltic state of Latvia. The history of the lat has one huge gap in its history lasting 52 years. From 1940 to 1992, there was a Russian ruble in circulation. The disintegration of the USSR returned to its Latvians, today the most "heavy" Euro-currency, national pride.

The variable unit is centime. A denomination of 500 lats is one of the most expensive bills in the world. Yields only 1000 Swiss francs. And coins of platinum color can not but please the eye.

3. Omani Riyal

Designation: OMR is the most expensive
Course: $ 2.6 per 1 OMR
Change of coin: baize

The bronze medalist is Omani real, the monetary unit of Oman, the state on the Arabian Peninsula. The currency was put into circulation only in 1974, after the state gained independence from the British Empire.

2.6 dollars for one rial - this is the value of the currency. For this reason, in circulation you can find bills in 1/10, 1/5, 1/4 and 1/2 rial, which is unusual. And in one riyal not 100, but 1000 changeable baiz.

2. Bahraini Dinar

Designation: BHD
Course: $ 2.65 for 1 BHD
Change of coin: fils

The smallest, island Arab state in the Persian Gulf has the second-largest currency in the world - the Bahraini dinar. It was introduced in the middle of the 60s of the last century shortly before the state gained independence.

As in the Omani rial, the dinar has half the denomination, and 1,000 coins in one dinar.

1. Kuwaiti dinar

Designation: KWD
Rate: $ 3.5 for 1KWD
Variable coin: Fils Finance

And again, once again, the volutes of the Arabian Peninsula and the tiny Arab state, Kuwait. The history of the dinar begins in 1961, and in 1982, after the war with Iraq, all banknotes were replaced with new ones, as Iraq managed to scrape all Kuwaiti soums.

3.5 dollars for 1 dinar - this is the price of pleasure. In the course as whole 1, 5, 10, 20 dinars, so fractional denominations in 1/4 and 1/2 dinars.

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