Currencies questions This is a list of recently added questions about currencies. Which currency was the first to be converted to 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 decimal system.Created by: smyruvery hard 37% American dolarAmerican dolar799British pound sterlingBritish pound sterling1253frank of revolutionary Francefrank of revolutionary France1315Russian rubleRussian ruble2003coins riddles » 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.orgvery hard 34% abbreviation of "moneda colonista", meaning "colonists' currency"abbreviation of "moneda colonista", meaning "colonists' currency"1723colony of birdscolony of birds559columbuscolumbus1538colonel Bartolomeu Dias, explorercolonel Bartolomeu Dias, explorer599Central America riddles » 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.orgvery hard 32% dirhamdirham1073dinardinar1670the poundthe pound1595rialrial625Egypt riddles » 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 Foxvery hard 37% nonenone34501127683341631414748Europe riddles » 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.orgvery hard 31% solsol1479realreal1015pesopeso2578U.S. dollarU.S. dollar2363geography of South America riddles » 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.orghard 49% liralira6751dinardinar4122euroeuro858rialrial1799geography of Turkey riddles » Which of these coins is the oldest?Denarius. The denarus was a small silver coin of ancient Rome, first minted in 211 BC. Its name still prevailed as 'dinar' in many modern countries (Serbia, Iraq, Malaysia etc.), since Islamic dinar comes directly from Byzantine dinarius.Created by: Kasiahard 54% thalerthaler3497florinflorin2916denariusdenarius12865ducatducat4356ancient history riddles » 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: Kasiaeasy 75% GermanyGermany579ItalyItaly12046FranceFrance1879SpainSpain1373Middle Ages riddles » Play geography quiz and see all the questions.