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Pre-Euro Currencies

These countries use the Euro as their currency. What were the names of their former currencies?
Cypriot currency was known by two names. Guess the official one
Enter the name of the currency only. For example: Type "Dollar" not "Canadian Dollar'
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Last updated: November 14, 2017
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Country
Currency
Andorra
(French and
Spanish currency)
Austria
Schilling
Belgium
Franc
Cyprus
Pound
Estonia
Kroon
Finland
Markka
France
Franc
Germany
Mark
Greece
Drachma
Country
Currency
Ireland
Pound
Italy
Lira
Kosovo
(German currency)
Latvia
Lats
Lithuania
Litas
Luxembourg
Franc
Malta
Lira
Monaco
Franc
Country
Currency
Montenegro
(German currency)
Netherlands
Guilder
Portugal
Escudo
San Marino
Lira
Slovakia
Koruna
Slovenia
Tolar
Spain
Peseta
Vatican City
Lira
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level 66
Jun 15, 2015
wow, pretty difficult ! some of those are gone since too long
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level 71
May 25, 2016
Clever quiz!
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level 60
May 29, 2016
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level 82
May 25, 2016
Doesn't make much sense to use the national name (markka and kroon) for some and then the English name (guilder) for others. At least accept "gulden" too.
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level ∞
May 30, 2016
Same way we have "English" names for some countries and use the native names for others. Its just how things work. Don't blame the quizmaster. :)
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level 72
Jun 9, 2016
In that vein, I was baffled that it didn't accept Punt for the Irish currency - that's all I've ever known it as! How about at least accepting it as a type-in?
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level 73
Jul 2, 2016
agree - Ireland used the punt
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level 67
Aug 27, 2016
Yeah, should be acceptable.
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level 38
Apr 20, 2018
Sillie: Here, Here; I totally agree with you!
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level 67
Sep 19, 2018
Me too. Either accept both English and local names for all or just local names. The current pick-and-mix isn't right.
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level 44
Jul 1, 2016
How did Kosovo manage to have a pre-euro currency? :D Serbian dinar is the currency in Kosovo
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level 44
Jul 1, 2016
Also, you say euro is the currency in Kosovo because, officially, it is. But still, they say euro is official currency since Kosovo's independency, so Kosovo hasn't had any currency before euro.
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level 59
Jul 4, 2016
Per Wiki: Kosovo adopted the German mark in 1999 to replace the Serbian dinar,[179] and later replaced it with the euro, although the Serbian dinar is still used in some Serb-majority areas (mostly in the north).
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level 44
Jul 5, 2016
German Mark was used in Yugoslavia, and after Yugoslav wars, when Yugoslavia split up, Serbian dinar became the official currency in FRY(Federal Republic of Yugoslavia - later - Serbia and Montenegro), but Deutsche mark was still used in the whole country.
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level 44
Jul 5, 2016
Per Wiki: Germany and Kosovo replaced German Mark with Euro in 2002. And, Kosovo "became a country" in 2008, so, there was no official currency in the Republic of Kosovo before Euro, right?
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level 74
Oct 2, 2016
DEM wasn't used just as a practical stable alternative to dinar, it was oficially adopted as the only currency in Kosovo and Montenegro. Whatever their independence status, this is the currency they used before switching to euro
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level 60
Jul 1, 2016
Can you accept Gulden for Guilder? I have never heard of the last one before.
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level 56
Mar 9, 2017
Is florin an acceptable name for the old Dutch currency?
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level 38
Apr 20, 2018
"Florin" is another term for the Netherlands Antilles "Gulden" (or Guilder, in English)
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level 70
Jul 1, 2016
Gulden in The Netherlands and Drahma in Greece
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level 58
Jul 1, 2016
I'm used now to lots of different sources referring to the Italian Lira. But the word "Lira" hasn't appeared on any Italian money for at least 70 years, probably longer. You will only find notes and coins marked "Lire", which is of course the plural.
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level 50
Jul 9, 2016
Zimbabwe has been using the Euro among other currencies, although unofficially. It should be included as this quiz included other unofficial users of the Euro such as Kosovo and Montenegro.
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level 67
Aug 27, 2016
I thought Zimbabwe used the USDollar as a shadow currency, because its own was effectively worthless. I know they used a few others but mainly the USD, not the Euro.
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level 50
Sep 1, 2016
Through the US dollar is more readily accepted in Harare, borders near Botswana and South Africa apparently prefer the euro or other currencies. Either way, they're all "legal" tender. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_status_and_usage_of_the_euro#Zimbabwe
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level 59
Nov 12, 2017
Gulden is still not accepted as the Netherlands currency pre euro
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level ∞
Nov 13, 2017
Gulden will work now