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Foreign Currency

May 29, 2015 07:20 PM

This list gives the current names for the currency of stamp-issuing entities. This list is primarily intended to help the collector identify new stamps. Older values are not included because the names of the currency, value, country and territory are constantly changing. For guidance on older issues of countries, consult the section titled Stamp Issuing Entities.

Abbreviations included in the list are: EC for East Caribbean; CFA for the African Financial Community; CFP for the Pacific Financial Community; and NZ for New Zealand.

To better understand the following list, look at the second entry, "Aitutaki," as an example. The major currency unit of Aitutaki is the NZ (New Zealand) dollar, which indicates that the currency of that island is tied to that of New Zealand. Unless noted as a specific type or area of currency, each currency until will be unique to that country. In other words, entries marked simply "dollar" will not be related to other entries marked "dollar." In the Aitutaki listing, the equivalent figures indicate that one NZ dollar is equal to 100 cents.

For the most current information on exchange rates, consult banks or financial institutions or publications.

 

A

  • Afghanistan: 1 afghani (af) = 100 puls (p).
  • Aitutaki: 1 NZ dollar ($) = 100 cents (¢).
  • Aland: 1 euro (€) = 100 cents (¢).
           1 Finnish markka (mk) = 100 pennia (p).
  • Albania: 1 lek (l) = 100 qindarka (q).
  • Alderney: 1 pound sterling (£) = 100 pence (p).
  • Algeria: 1 dinar (d) = 100 centimes (c).
  • Andorra (French): 1 euro (€) = 100 cents (¢).
                                 1 French franc (fr) = 100 centimes (c).
  • Andorra (Spanish): 1 euro (€) = 100 cents (¢).
                                   1 Spanish peseta (pta) = 100 centimos (c).
  • Angola: 1 kwanza (kz) = 100 lweys (1).
  • Anguilla: 1 EC dollar ($) = 100 cents (¢).
  • Antigua & Barbuda: 1 EC dollar ($) = 100 cents (¢).
  • Argentina: 1 peso (p) = 100 centavos (c).
  • Armenia: 1 dram (dr) = 100 lumas (l).
  • Aruba: 1 florin (fl) = 100 cents (¢).
  • Ascencion: 1 pound sterling (£) = 100 pence (p).
  • Australia: 1 dollar ($) = 100 cents (¢).
  • Australian Antarctic Territory: 1 Australian dollar ($) = 100 cents (¢).
  • Austria: 1 euro (€) = 100 cents (¢).
                 1 schilling (s) = 100 groschen (g).
  • Azerbaijan: 1 manat (m) = 100 qepiq (q).
  • Azores: 1 euro (€) = 100 cents (¢).
                 1 Portuguese escudo (esc) = 100 centavos (c).
B
  • Bahamas: 1 dollar ($) = 100 cents (¢).
  • Bahrain: 1 dinar (d) = 1,000 fils (f).
  • Bangladesh: 1 taka (t) = 100 poishas (p).
  • Barbados: 1 dollar ($) = 100 cents (¢).
  • Barbuda: 1 EC dollar ($) = 100 cents (¢).
  • Belarus: 1 ruble (rub) = 100 kapeik (k).
  • Belgium: 1 euro (€) = 100 cents (¢).
                   1 franc (fr) = 100 centimes (c).
  • Belize: 1 dollar ($) = 100 cents (¢).
  • Benin: 1 CFA franc (fr) = 100 centimes (c).
  • Bermuda: 1 dollar ($) = 100 cents (¢).
  • Bhutan: 1 ngultrum (nu) = 100 chetrum (ch).
  • Bolivia: 1 boliviano (b) = 100 centavos (c).
  • Bosnia-Herzegovina: 1 mark (m) = 100 pfennigs (pf).
  • Botswana: 1 pula (p) = 100 thebe (t).
  • Brazil: 1 real (r) = 100 centavos (c).
  • British Antarctic Territory: 1 pound sterling (£) = 100 pence (p).
  • British Virgin Islands: 1 U.S. dollar ($) = 100 cents (¢).
  • Brunei: 1 dollar ($) = 100 cents (¢).
  • Bulgaria: 1 lev (l) = 100 stotinki (st).
  • Burkina Faso: 1 CFA franc (fr) = 100 centimes (c).
  • Burundi: 1 franc (fr) = 100 centimes (c).
C
  • Cambodia: 1 riel (r) = 100 cents (¢).
  • Cameroon: 1 CFA franc (fr) = 100 centimes (c).
  • Canada: 1 dollar ($) = 100 cents (¢).
  • Cape Verde: 1 escudo (esc) = 100 centavos (c).
  • Cayman Islands: 1 dollar ($) = 100 cents (¢).
  • Central African Republic: 1 CFA franc (fr) = 100 centimes (c).
  • Chad: 1 CFA franc (fr) = 100 centimes (c).
  • Chile: 1 peso (p) = 100 centavos (c).
  • China: 1 yuan (y) = 100 fen (f).
  • Taiwan (China, Republic of): 1 New Taiwan dollar (NT$) = 100 cents (¢).
  • Christmas Island: 1 Australian dollar ($) = 100 cents (¢).
  • Cocos (Keeling) Islands: 1 Australian dollar ($) = 100 cents (¢).
  • Colombia: 1 peso (p) = 100 centavos (c).
  • Comoro Islands: 1 franc (fr) =100 centimes (c).
  • Congo Peoples' Republic: 1 CFA franc (fr) = 100 centimes (c).
  • Congo Democratic Republic of: 1 Congolese = 100 franc (fr).
  • Cook Islands: 1 NZ dollar ($) = 100 cents (¢).
  • Costa Rica: 1 colon (col) = 100 centimos (c).
  • Croatia: 1 kuna (k) = 100 lipas (l).
  • Cuba: 1 peso (p) = 100 centavos (c).
  • Cyprus: 1 pound (£) = 100 cents (¢).
  • Czech Republic: 1 koruna (k) = 100 haleru (h).
D
  • Denmark: 1 krone (kr) = 100 ore (o).
  • Djibouti: 1 franc (fr) = 100 centimes (c).
  • Dominica: 1 EC dollar ($) = 100 cents (¢).
  • Dominican Republic: 1 peso (p) = 100 centavos (c).
E
  • Ecuador: 1 sucre (s) = 100 centavos (c).
  • Egypt: 1 pound (£) = 100 piasters (pi)
  • El Salvador: 1 colon (col) = 100 centavos (c).
  • Equatorial Guinea: 1 CFA franc (fr) = 100 centimes (c).
  • Eritrea: 1 nakfa (n) = 100 cents (¢).
  • Estonia: 1 kroon (kr) = 100 sents (s).
  • Ethiopia: 1 birr (b) = 100 cents (¢).
  • Euro: 1 euro (€) = 100 cents (¢).
F
  • Falkland Islands: 1 pound (£) = 100 pence (p).
  • Faeroes: 1 Danish krone (kr) = 100 ore (o).
  • Fiji: 1 dollar ($) = 100 cents (¢).
  • Finland: 1 euro (€) = 100 cents (¢).
                  1 markka (mk) = 100 pennia (p).
  • France: 1 franc (fr) = 100 centimes (c).
  • French Polynesia: 1 CFP franc (fr) = 100 centimes (c).
  • French Southern & Antarctic Terr.: 1 euro (€) = 100 cents (¢).
                                                           1 French franc (fr) = 100 centimes (c).
G
  • Gabon: 1 CFA franc (fr) = 100 centimes (c).
  • Gambia: 1 dalasy (dal) = 100 bututs (b).
  • Georgia: 1 lari (l) = 100 tetri (t).
  • Germany: 1 euro (€) = 100 cents (¢).
                     1 Deutschemark (m) = 100 pfennigs (pf).
  • Ghana: 1 cedi (c) = 100 pesewas (p).
  • Gibraltar: 1 pound (£) = 100 pence (p).
  • Great Britain: 1 pound sterling (£) = 100 pence (p).
  • Greece: 1 euro (€) = 100 cents (¢).
                  1 drachma (dr) = 100 lepta (l).
  • Greenland: 1 Danish krone (kr) = 100 ore (o).
  • Grenada: 1 EC dollar ($) = 100 cents (¢).
  • Guatemala: 1 quetzal (q) = 100 centavos (c).
  • Guernsey: 1 pound sterling (£) = 100 pence (p).
  • Guinea: 1 franc (fr) = 100 cauris (c).
  • Guinea-Bissau: 1 franc (fr) = 100 centimes (c).
  • Guyana: 1 dollar ($) = 100 cents.
H
  • Haiti: 1 gourde (g) = 100 centimes (c).
  • Honduras: 1 lempira (l) = 100 centavos (c).
  • Hong Kong: 1 dollar ($) = 100 cents (¢).
  • Hungary: 1 forint (ft) = 100 filler (f).
I
  • Iceland: 1 krona (kr) = 100 aurar (a).
  • India: 1 rupee (re) = 100 paise (p).
  • Indonesia: 1 rupiah (rp) = 100 sen (s).
  • Iran: 1 rial (r) = 100 dinars (d).
  • Iraq: 1 dinar (d) = 1,000 fils (f).
  • Ireland: 1 euro (€) = 100 cents (¢).
                 1 pound (£) = 100 pence (p).
  • Isle of Man: 1 pound sterling (£) = 100 pence (p).
  • Israel: 1 shekel (s) = 100 agorot (a).
  • Italy: 1 euro (€) = 100 cents (¢).
             1 lira (l) = 100 centesimi (c).
  • Ivory Coast: 1 CFA franc (fr) = 100 centimes (c).
J
  • Jamaica: 1 dollar ($) = 100 cents (¢).
  • Japan: 1 yen (y) = 100 sen (s).
  • Jersey: 1 pound sterling (£) = 100 pence (p).
  • Jordan: 1 dinar (d) = 100 piasters (pi).
K
  • Kazakstan: 1 tenge (te) = 100 tyyn (t).
  • Kenya: 1 shilling (/-) = 100 cents (¢).
  • Kiribati: 1 Australian dollar ($) = 100 cents (¢).
  • Korea (North): 1 won (w) = 100 chon (ch).
  • Korea (South): 1 won (w) = 100 chon (ch).
  • Kuwait: 1 dinar (d) = 1,000 fils (f).
  • Kyrgyzstan: 1 som (s) = 100 tyyn (t).
L
  • Laos: 1 kip (k) = 100 att (a).
  • Latvia: 1 lats (l) = 100 santimi (s).
  • Lebanon: 1 livre (l) = 100 piasters (p).
  • Lesotho: 1 loti (m, from plural maloti) = 100 lisente (s from singular sente).
  • Liberia: 1 dollar ($) = 100 cents (¢).
  • Libya: 1 dinar (d) = 1,000 dirhams (dh).
  • Liechtenstein: 1 Swiss franc (fr) = 100 rappen (rp).
  • Lithuania: 1 litas (l) = 100 centas (c).
  • Luxembourg: 1 euro (€) = 100 cents (¢).
                          1 franc (fr) = 100 centimes (c).
M
  • Macau: 1 pataca (pa) = 100 avos (a).
  • Macedonia: 1 denari (de) = 100 deni (di).
  • Madagascar: 1 franc (fr) = 100 centimes (c).
  • Madeira: 1 euro (€) = 100 cents (¢).
                   1 Portuguese escudo (esc) = 100 centavos (c).
  • Malawi: 1 kwacha (k) = 100 tambalas (t).
  • Malaysia: 1 ringgit dollar ($) = 100 sen (s).
  • Maldives: 1 rufiyaa (rf) = 100 larees (l).
  • Mali: 1 CFA franc (fr) = 100 centimes (c).
  • Malta: 1 lira (l) = 100 cents (¢).
  • Marshall Islands: 1 U.S. dollar ($) = 100 cents (¢).
  • Mauritania: 1 ouguiya (um) = 5 khoums (kh).
  • Mauritius: 1 rupee (re) = 100 cents (¢).
  • Mayotte: 1 euro (€) = 100 cents (¢).
                   1 franc (fr) = 100 centimes (c).
  • Mexico: 1 peso (p) = 100 centavos (c).
  • Micronesia: 1 U.S. dollar ($) = 100 cents (¢).
  • Moldova: 1 leu (l) = 100 bani (b).
  • Monaco: 1 euro (€) = 100 cents (¢).
                   1 French franc (fr) = 100 centimes (c).
  • Mongolia: 1 tugrik (t) = 100 mung (mu).
  • Montserrat: 1 EC dollar ($) = 100 cents (¢).
  • Morocco: 1 dirham (dh) = 100 centimes (c).
  • Mozambique: 1 metical (mt) = 100 centimos (c).
  • Myanmar: 1 kyat (k) = 100 pyas (p).
N
  • Namibia: 1 dollar ($) = 100 cents (¢).
  • Nauru: 1 Australian dollar ($) = 100 cents (¢).
  • Nepal: 1 rupee (re) = 100 paisa (p).
  • Netherlands: 1 euro (€) = 100 cents (¢).
                         1 guilder (g) = 100 cents (¢).
  • Netherlands Antilles: 1 guilder (g) = 100 cents (¢).
  • Nevis: 1 EC dollar ($) = 100 cents (¢).
  • New Caledonia: 1 CFP franc (fr) = 100 centimes (c).
  • New Zealand: 1 dollar ($) = 100 cents (¢).
  • Nicaragua: 1 cordoba (cor) = 100 centavos (c).
  • Niger: 1 CFA franc (fr) = 100 centimes (c).
  • Nigeria: 1 naira (n) = 100 kobo (k).
  • Niuafo'ou: 1 Tongan pa'anga (pa) = 100 senti (s).
  • Niue: 1 NZ dollar ($) = 100 cents (¢).
  • Norfolk Island: 1 Australian dollar ($) = 100 cents (¢).
  • Norway: 1 krone (kr) = 100 ore (o).
O
  • Oman (Sultanate of): 1 rial (ri) = 1,000 baizas (b).
P
  • Pakistan: 1 rupee (re) = 100 paisa (p).
  • Palau: 1 U.S. dollar ($) = 100 cents (¢).
  • Palestinian Authority: 1 Jordanian dinar (d) = 1,000 fils (f).
  • Panama: 1 balboa (b) = 100 centesimos (c).
  • Papua New Guinea: 1 kina (k) = 100 toea (t).
  • Paraguay: 1 guarani (g) = 100 centimos (c).
  • Penrhyn: 1 NZ dollar ($) = 100 cents (¢).
  • Peru: 1 sol (s) = 100 centimos (c).
  • Philippines: 1 peso (p) = 100 sentimos (s).
  • Pitcairn Islands: 1 NZ dollar ($) = 100 cents (¢).
  • Poland: 1 zloty (zl) = 100 groszy (gr).
  • Portugal: 1 euro (€) = 100 cents (¢).
                    1 escudo (esc) = 100 centavos (c).
Q
  • Qatar: 1 riyal (ri) = 100 dirhams (d).
R
  • Romania: 1 leu (l) = 100 bani (b).
  • Russia: 1 ruble (rub) = 100 kopecks (kop).
  • Rwanda: 1 franc (fr) = 100 centimes (c).
S
  • St. Helena: 1 pound sterling (£) = 100 pence (p).
  • St. Kitts: 1 EC dollar ($) = 100 cents (¢).
  • St. Lucia: 1 EC dollar ($) = 100 cents (¢).
  • St. Pierre & Miquelon: 1 euro (€) = 100 cents (¢).
                                        1 French franc (fr) = 100 centimes (c).
  • St. Vincent-Grenadines: 1 EC dollar ($) = 100 cents (¢).
  • San Marino: 1 euro (€) = 100 cents (¢).
                         1 Italian lira (l) = 100 centesimi (c).
  • Sao Tome and Principe: 1 dobra (db) = 100 centimos (c).
  • Saudi Arabia: 1 riyal (ri) = 100 halalas (h).
  • Senegal: 1 CFA franc (fr) = 100 centimes (c).
  • Seychelles: 1 rupee (re) = 100 cents (¢).
  • Sierre Leone: 1 leone (l) = 100 cents (¢).
  • Singapore: 1 dollar ($) = 100 cents (¢).
  • Slovakia: 1 koruna (kr) = 100 haleru (h).
  • Slovenia: 1 tolar (t) = 100 stotins (s).
  • Solomon Islands: 1 dollar ($) = 100 cents (¢).
  • Somalia: 1 shilling (sh) = 100 centesimos (c).
  • South Africa: 1 rand (r) = 100 cents (¢).
  • South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands: 1 pound (£) = 100 pence (p).
  • Spain: 1 euro (€) = 100 cents (¢).
               1 peseta (pta) = 100 centimi (c).
  • Sri Lanka: 1 rupee (re) = 100 cents (¢).
  • Sudan: 1 dinar (d) = 10 pounds (£).
  • Suriname: 1 guilder (g) = 100 cents (¢).
  • Swaziland: 1 lilangeni (li) = 100 cents (¢).
  • Sweden: 1 krona (kr) = 100 ore (o).
  • Switzerland: 1 franc (fr) = 100 centimes (c).
  • Syria: 1 pound (£) = 100 piastres (p).
T
  • Tajikistan: 1 somoni (s) = 100 dirams (d).
  • Tanzania: 1 shilling (/-) = 100 cents (¢).
  • Thailand: 1 baht (b) = 100 satang (s).
  • Togo: 1 CFA franc (fr) = 100 centimes (c).
  • Tokelau: 1 NZ dollar ($) = 100 cents (¢).
  • Tonga: 1 pa'anga (pa) = 100 seniti (s).
  • Trinidad & Tobago: 1 dollar ($) = 100 cents (¢).
  • Tristan Da Cunha: 1 pound sterling (£) = 100 pence (p).
  • Tunisia: 1 dinar (d) = 1,000 millimes (m).
  • Turkey: 1 lira (l) = 100 kurush (k).
  • Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus: 1 Turkish lira (l) = 100 kurus (k).
  • Turkmenistan: 1 manat (m) = 100 tenge (t).
  • Turks & Caicos Islands: 1 U.S. dollar ($) = 100 cents (¢).
  • Tuvalu: 1 Australian dollar ($) = 100 cents (¢).
U
  • Uganda: 1 shilling (/-) = 100 cents (¢).
  • Ukraine: 1 hryvnia (h) = 100 kopiyka (kop).
  • United Arab Emirates: 1 dirham (d) = 100 fils (f).
  • United Nations: uses U.S. currency in New York, Swiss currency in Geneva, and Austrian currency in Vienna.
  • United States of America: 1 dollar ($) = 100 cents (¢).
  • Uruguay: 1 peso uruguayo (p) = 100 centesimos (c).
  • Uzbekistan: 1 sum (s) = 100 tyyn (t).
V
  • Vanuatu: l vatu (v) = 100 centimes (c).
  • Vatican City: 1 euro (€) = 100 cents (¢).
                         1 Italian lira (l) = 100 centesimi (c).
  • Venezuela: 1 bolivar (b) = 100 centimos (c).
  • Vietnam: 1 dong (d) = 100 xu.
W
  • Wallis & Futuna: 1 CFP franc (fr) = 100 centimes (c).
  • Western Samoa: 1 tala (t) = 100 sene (s).
 
Y
  • Yemen: 1 rial (ri) = 100 fils (f).
  • Yugoslavia: 1 dinar (d) = 100 paras (p).
Z
  • Zambia: 1 kwacha (kw) = 100 ngwee (ng).
  • Zimbabwe: 1 dollar ($) = 100 cents (¢).