currencies facts Selected as the most interesting among geography related questions in Geography 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 » 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 » 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 » 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: Kasiaancient history facts » 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: smyruhistory of Russia facts » Play geography quiz and see all the questions.