Currency of United States: US dollar, today's rate $
The US Dollar is the currency used in the following 21 countries: American Samoa, British Virgin Islands, Ecuador, Guam, Micronesia, Palau, Puerto Rico, Turks & Caicos Islands, United States, U.S. Virgin Islands, Zimbabwe, U.S. Outlying Islands, Caribbean Netherlands, Diego Garcia, Haiti, British Indian Ocean Territory, Marshall Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, Panama, El Salvador, Timor-Leste. The code of US dollar is USD. We use $ as symbol of US dollar. The US Dollar is divided in 100 cents. USD is regulated by Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.
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- the US dollar was introduced in 1 Jan 1792 (228 years ago).
- There are 6 coins for the US dollar ( 1¢ , 5¢ , 10¢ , 25¢ , 50¢ and $1 ),
- the US dollar has 7 banknotes ( $1 , $2 , $5 , $10 , $20 , $50 and $100 )
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The American greenback
The good old greenback !! The American dollar is certainly the most commonly used and well known currency in the world. From the remotest African villages to the borders of the Mekong, no one will refuse to be paid in dollars. If you have a few of them in your pocket, you are surely holding a piece of the world. Tell that to the Chinese!
However, as far as originality goes, the American currency is somewhat lacking. From the 1-dollar bill to 100, the USD is printed in the same format: on the front, there are the great presidents from American history (Washington, Lincoln, Franklin, etc.) and on the back, there are great monuments (the White House, the Capitol Building, etc.).
And only since the 2009 series have the presidents' busts been freed from their oval confines and a touch of color (other than green) was added to some banknotes (violet to the $5 bill and yellow on the $10 bill).
As for coins, the story goes a little differently. Unlike the banknotes, many commemorative coins or series have been regularly released into circulation. And all the face values are used: from the cent to the dollar, including the dime (10 cents) and the quarter (25 cents). You can find:
- the President Series on $1 coins which since 2007 have commemorated different presidents of the United States who have been deceased at least 2 years, at a rate of 4 coins per year in the order of their presidency
- the Native American series: since 2009 with Sacagawea on the front
- the "America the Beautiful" quarter series: since 2010, featuring national parks and other sites.
On banknotes as well as coins, you can find 2 mottoes that are also well known all over the world:
- E pluribus unum (Out of many, one): present on all coins since 1873
- In God We Trust: the motto of the United States, present on all coins since 1908 (although it wasn't the national motto at the time) and on all banknotes.
|ounce of gold to US dollar||1 XAU = 1789.0436 USD|
|euro to US dollar||1 EUR = 1.1964 USD|
|UAE dirham to US dollar||1 AED = 0.2723 USD|
|Iraqi dinar to US dollar||1 IQD = 0.0008 USD|
|Iranian rial to US dollar||1 IRR = 0.0000 USD|
|Australian dollar to US dollar||1 AUD = 0.7385 USD|
|Sudanese pound to US dollar||1 SDG = 0.0181 USD|
|West African CFA franc to US dollar||1 XOF = 0.0018 USD|
|British pound to US dollar||1 GBP = 1.3307 USD|
|Moroccan dirham to US dollar||1 MAD = 0.1103 USD|
|Bangladeshi taka to US dollar||1 BDT = 0.0118 USD|
|Philippine peso to US dollar||1 PHP = 0.0208 USD|
|Canadian dollar to US dollar||1 CAD = 0.7697 USD|
|South Sudanese pound to US dollar||1 SSP = 0.0077 USD|
|Omani rial to US dollar||1 OMR = 2.5977 USD|
|Kuwaiti dinar to US dollar||1 KWD = 3.2734 USD|
|Mozambican metical to US dollar||1 MZN = 0.0135 USD|
|Libyan dinar to US dollar||1 LYD = 0.7407 USD|
|Malaysian ringgit to US dollar||1 MYR = 0.2457 USD|
|Central African CFA franc to US dollar||1 XAF = 0.0018 USD|