Which currency does your country have?
June 17, 2009 8:39am CST
My home country uses the British Pound and it is also known as Sterling. It has the signs £ and p which stands for pence. There are 100 pence in one pound. There are coins: 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 20p, 50p, £1 and £2. There are notes for £5, £10, £20, £50 and £100. Which currency does your home country have? What is it like?
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• United States
17 Jun 09
US - dollars. Sign - $. (I'm sure everyone knows this?) Our coins - 1 cent (penny), 5 cents, 10 cents (dime), 25 cents (quarter) - and sometimes, and very rarely silver dollar, which is one dollar. I have a couple of those - I usually don't spend them, I collect them. Our bills - $1,$5,$10,$20,$50,$100,etc etc etc. Though they did release a $2 bill, but not a whole lot of them are in circulation. I have a $2 - I didn't spend it. It's just sitting in my wallet. Mainly because it's rare - that's why I'm keeping it. cheers!
9 Jul 09
Here in the Philippines, our currency is called Philippine Peso with the sign of "Php or P". We have Philippine coins for: Php1, Php5, Php10 We have Philippine notes for: Php20, Php50, Php100, Php200, Php500, Php1000 As of July 9, 2009: USD$1 = Php48.37 while £1 = Php67.41 So what are you waiting for guys, Come and Visit Philippines..^_^
10 Jul 09
hi maximax. in india, our currency is rupees. 49rs = 1$. we have only five type of coins - 10rs,5rs,2rs, 1rs and one for 50 paise means half of a ruree. we have 8 types of bank notes. 5000rs,1000rs,500rs,100rs,50rs,20rs,10rs and 5rs. we had 1 and 2 rs note also, but now it is unavailable. thanks.
• Guangzhou, China
9 Jul 09
The currency in my country is called RMB (Ren min bi). The coins include 10, 50 and 100 cents. The banknotes are 10, 50 cents and 1, 2, 5, 10, 50 and 100 yuan. The special part for the banknotes is that you can find the black points and they are designed for the blinds. I think it is a very considerate design. I love China
8 Jul 09
Hi maximax, in Greece we have the euro of course, before that it was the drachma which does not sound Greek at all but rather German, that was in impossible amounts so impossible to calculate what you were spending. Most Greeks bemoan the introduction of the euro, or evro as it is pronounced, as prices went up so much. I like it as it just like the pound but unfortunately they now have about the same value.
18 Jun 09
Saviour-V teleports in... We use Ringgit Malaysia for our notes, and sen for our coins, round here in Malaysia. Here's the denominations for our sen coins, from highest to lowest: 1. RM 1 (discontinued as of 2007) 2. 50 sen (RM 0.50) 3. 20 sen (RM 0.20) 4. 10 sen (RM 0.10) 5. 5 sen (RM 0.05) 6. 1 sen (RM 0.01) In ages long past, one could have bought 5 plates of rice, with all the side dishes, to feed a whole family for just RM 1. Nowadays, that won't get you anything major. Moving on, here's the denominations for our Ringgit Malaysia notes, highest to lowest: 1. RM 1000 (discontinued several years ago). 2. RM 500 (discontinued about a few years back). 3. RM 100. 4. RM 50. 5. RM 20 (discontinued several years ago). 6. RM 10. 7. RM 5. 8. RM 2 (discontinued several years ago). 9. RM 1. As you can tell, we've had to toss out some of the high-value notes, but what I don't understand is what we're doing recently - the government here has put up a sort of "rounding-up" on most prices, which rounds up any values to the nearest 5 sen or the nearest 10 sen. It's like they're completely phasing out the 1 sen. Might be a portent, I guess. Saviour-V bows, and teleports out...
• United States
17 Jun 09
There are many bills...100 dollar bills, 50 dollar bills, five dollar bills, one dollar bills...I'm thinking you already know this. lol There are also two dollar bills, but you don't see them much. I have one I keep and don't plan to spend it. There are also pennies for one cent, nickels for 5 cents, dimes for ten cents, quarters for 25 cents, and there are also one dollar coins.