The German currency before the euro was the Deutsche mark or German mark. One mark was divided into 100 pfennig, just as one euro is divided into 100 cents. The Deutsche mark ceased to be legal tender immediately upon th... More »

According to the Encyclopædia Britannica, the currency of modern Greece was the drachma before the euro replaced it in 2002. The drachma was introduced in 1832, replacing the short-lived currency called the phoenix, whic... More »

German coins are minted in the Euro currency as of 2002 and are available in amounts of 1 cent, 2 cents, 5 cents, 10 cents, 20 cents, 50 cents, 1 euro and 2 euros. The coins carrying a 10-, 20- or 50-cent face value feat... More »

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As of 2014, Switzerland's currency is the Swiss franc, not the euro. Because the countries surrounding Switzerland use the euro, many businesses, especially those near the country's borders, accept euros. More »

Stay informed about the current euro rate by keeping up with key factors that affect currency valuations at Reuters.com. Follow the euro's valuation relative to other major currencies such as the U.S. dollar and Japanese... More »

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The U.S. dollar is the official currency of the United States, whereas the euro is the official currency of the Eurozone, which consists of 18 member states of the European Union. The U.S. dollar is the most dominant res... More »

Spain, Portugal, France, Italy and Belgium all use the euro as their official currency, notes the European Commission. Slovenia, Germany and Austria are others. Lithuania, Latvia and Finland also use the euro. More »