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15 Coolest Currencies In The World and Amazing Story Behind Them

By Sumana Chakraborty, 20 May 2018

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Nowadays, people cannot think of living without currencies. It's one of the most important objects that we need on a daily basis. You will be amazed to know that the designs of the currencies have been renovated continuously. Today, we are going to explore some of the coolest currencies in the world. You couldn’t even imagine that once these currencies really existed in this world. Take a look.

1 Krona– the currency of Iceland

It’s a common belief that Iceland is a part of Europe and uses the Euro as their prime currency just like the other European countries. That’s not true. Iceland uses a peculiar type of currency called Krona. The other currencies have either pictures of flowers and animals. In contrast, the Icelandic Krona pays tribute to historical characters and yesteryear artists. Some of the notes carry art pieces such as drawing, painting, embroidery, etc.

Krona– the currency of Iceland

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2Colon –the currency of Costa Rica

Colon is the most fascinating paper currencies of the world. On one side, it pays homage to the great personalities who brought positive changes in their history. It has a great significance. On the reverse side, it depicts the variety of flora and fauna species living on the Costa Rica Island.

Colon –the currency of Costa Rica

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3Comorian Franc – the currency of Comoros

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After getting independence from French rule, Comoros printed its own paper bills. The Comorian Franc is still linked to Euro currency as a part of the African French community. These bills are a mirror to the history and the traditions. A wide range of species found in Comoros.

Comorian Franc – the currency of Comoros

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4Pacific Franc – the currency of Tahiti Islands

Tahiti Islands is an independent country located in South Pacific Ocean. Unlike the dull and mundane look of Euro, Pacific Franc is personified by its elegance. The obverse side is entirely set aside for any of its four territories (New Caledonia, Wallis, Futuna and French Polynesia). The reverse side bears pictures of flora and fauna in this region and the numerous facets of Polynesian culture.

Pacific Franc – the currency of Tahiti Islands

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5Rand – the currency of South Africa

One side of the South African currency is dedicated to Nelson Mandela, the father of the country’s freedom struggle. The other side has pictures of the five most commonly found animals in the South African jungles. The South African coins show the unique flora and fauna of this country, hence, recognized to be one of the coolest currencies in the world.

Rand – the currency of South Africa

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