Term

Currency

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In the most specific use of the word, "currency" refers to money in any form when in actual use or circulation as a medium of exchange, especially circulating banknotes and coins. A more general definition is that a currency is a system of money (monetary units) in common use, especially in a nation.

Some popular currencies

Acronym Name Nickname Country
AUD Australian Dollar Aussie Australia
CAD Canadian Dollar Loonie Canada
CHF Swiss franc Swissy Switzerland
EUR Euro Fiber Euro zone e.g. Spain, Italy and so forth.
GBP Great British Pound Cable, Sterling Great Britain
JPY Japanese yen Japan
NZD New Zealand Dollar Kiwi New Zealand
USD United States Dollar Greenback, Buck USA

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