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Teach Your Kids Currencies With Their Symbols!

Currency, in some form or the other, has been in use for around 3,000 years. At some point in time, it was only in the form of coins. But, currency proved to be crucial to facilitating trade across continents.

This article explains the concept of currency, its history and the different currencies of the world for kids to read and understand. Let’s start with the definition of currency.

What Is Currency?

In this section, let us understand: what do you mean by currency? A currency is a unit of exchange issued by a country that facilitates the transfer of goods and services. Each and every country has its own form of currency, which the central bank of that country oversees.

For example, the currency of India is INR, the currency of the United States is the U. S. dollar, the currency of Canada is the Canadian dollar, etc.

History Of Currency

The concept of currency dates back thousands of years, but it didn’t always look like what we have today. Many years ago, cultures worldwide used different items to represent a currency. These were usually items that were readily available to them. For example, about 3000 years ago, cowry shells were used as currency in China.

Then came the coins. The earliest evidence of the use of coins can be found in ancient Greece, around the year 600 B.C. These coins were usually made of precious metals such as gold, silver, copper, etc. and often featured images printed on them. These coins later became associated with governments and nations.

Next came the paper money. It is believed that the Chinese were the first people to begin using paper money around the 7th century A.D. Paper money was easier to carry when people were travelling or making large payments to others.

List Of Different Currencies Of The World

Your child will be surprised to know that different types of currencies are used by different countries. To make it easy for your kid to know the currency of various countries, we have listed the currency used by different countries below.

Country Name Currency Name Currency Code Symbol
Afghanistan Afghan Afghani AFN ؋
Albania Albanian Lek ALL L
Algeria Dinar DZD دج
Argentina Argentine Peso ARS $
Armenia Armenian Dram AMD Դ
Australia Australian Dollar AUD $
Austria Euro EUR
Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Manat AZN ман
Bahrain Dinar BHD دينار
Bangladesh Bangladeshi Taka BDT
Barbados Dollar BBD $
Belgium Euro EUR
Bhutan Bhutanese Ngultrum BTN Nu.
Bulgaria Bulgaria Lev BGN Лв.
Brazil Brazilian Real BRL R$
Cambodia Cambodia Riel KHR
Canada Canadian Dollar CAD $
Chile Peso CLP $
China China Yuan CNY ¥
Colombia Colombian Peso COP $
Costa Rica Colon CRC
Croatia Kuna HRK kn
Czech Republic Czech Koruna CZK
Denmark Danish Krone DKK kr
Dominican Republic Dominican Peso DOP $
Egypt Egyptian Pound EGP £
Fiji Fiji Dollar FJD $
Finland Euro EUR
France Euro EUR
Georgia Lari GEL  ლ
Germany Euro EUR
Ghana Ghana Cedi GHS ¢
Greece Euro EUR
Greenland Danish krone DKK
Guinea Guinea Franc GNF
Guyana Guyana Dollar GYD $
Hong Kong Hong Kong Dollar HKD $
Hungary Hungary Forint HUF Ft
Indonesia Indonesia Rupiah IDR Rp
India Indian Rupees INR
Iceland Icelandic Krona ISK kr
Iran Iran Rial IRR
Iraq Dinar IQD ع
Ireland Euro EUR
Israel Israel Shekel ILS
Italy Euro EUR
Jamaica Jamaican Dollar JMD
Japan  Yen JPY ¥
Jordan Jordanian Dinar JOD د.ا
Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Tenge KZT лв
Kenya Kenyan Shilling KES ksh
Korea (North Korea) North Korean Won KPW
Korea (South Korea) Won KPW
Kuwait Kuwaiti Dinar KWD د.ك
Lebanon Lebanese Pound LBP
Libya Lybian Dinar LYD ل.د
Luxembourg Euro EUR
Macau Macanese Pataca MOP MOP$
Malaysia Malaysia Ringgit MYR RM
Maldives Rufiyaa MVR
Mauritius Mauritius Rupee MUR
Mexico Mexico Peso MXN $
Monaco Euro EUR
Morocco Moroccan Dirham MAD DH
Myanmar (Burma) Burmese Kyat MMK K
Namibia Namibian Dollar NAD $
Nepal Nepalese Rupee NPR Rs
Netherlands Antilles Guilder ANG ƒ
New Zealand New Zealand Dollar NZD $
Nigeria Nigerian Naira NGN
Norway Norwegian Krone NOK kr
Oman Rial Omani OMR ر.ع.
Pakistan Pakistani Rupee PKR Rs
Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinean Kina PGK K
Peru Nuevo Sol PEN S/.
Philippines Philippine Peso PHP
Poland Polish Zloty PLN
Portugal Euro EUR
Qatar Qatari Riyal QAR QR
Russia Russian Ruble RUR p.
Rwanda Rwanda Franc RWF FRw
Saudi Arabia Saudi Riyal SAR ر.س
Serbia Serbia Dinar RSD Дин.
Seychelles Seychelles Rupee SCR
Singapore Singapore Dollar SGD $
South Africa South African Rand ZAR R
Spain Euro EUR
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Rupee LKR Rs
Sweden Sweden Krona SEK kr
Switzerland Switzerland Franc CHF CHF
Syria Syrian Pound SYP £
Taiwan Taiwan New Dollar TWD NT$
Tajikistan Somoni TJS SM‎
Tanzania Tanzanian Shilling TZS TSh
Thailand Thailand Baht THB ฿
Turkey Turkish Lira TRY
Uganda Uganda Shilling UGX USh
Ukraine Ukrainian Hryvnia UAH
United Arab Emirates UAE Dirham AED د.إ‎
United Kingdom Pounds Sterling GBP £
United States US Dollar USS $
Uzbekistan Uzbekistan Sum UZS UZS
Vietnam Vietnamese Dong VEF
Yemen Yemeni Rial YER
Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Dollar ZWD $

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