Facts about Indian Currency….


Facts about Indian Currency….

  • The first coins were minted (made) around 2500 years ago.
  • Paper money was first used in China over 1000 years ago.
  • The first “rupee” was first introduced by Sher Shah Suri. It was based on a ratio of 40 copper pieces (paisa) per rupee.
  • Udaya K Dharmalingam is the designer of the Indian rupee Symbol, which was adopted by the Government of India in 2010.
  • From 1953, Hindi was displayed prominently on the new notes.
  • The Government of India took over the issue of banknotes in 1861 from the Private and Presidency Banks.
  • The first series of coins with the Indian rupee symbol was launched on 8 July, 2011.
  • The first 1000Rs Note was introduced in 2000.
  • The first 20Rs and 5Rs note was introduced in 2001.
  • Decimalization started in 1957 and the rupee was divided into 100 Naye Paise.
  • Total 15 Languages (Apart from English) are printed in Indian Rupee Note. They are Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Malayalam, Marathi, Nepali, Oriya, Panjabi, Sanskrit, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu.
  • In India, the first paper banknote was published by Bank of Hindustan in 1770.
  • The current Mahatma Gandhi series of banknotes stared from 1996 with new series of 10Rs notes.
  • Indian coins are produced in 4 cities: Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Kolkata. The coins produce from each city puts an identification mark under the year of issue. Coins produced in Delhi have a dot mark, Mumbaihave diamond mark, Hyderabad have star mark and coin produce from Kolkata have nothing beneath the year.
  • Credit cards were first used in the United States in the 1920’s.

 

Currency by Countries:

 

Country

Currency

ISO Code

 Afghanistan

Afghan Afghani

AFN

 Argentina

Argentine Peso

ARS

 Australia

Australian Dollar

AUD

 Austria

Euro

EUR

 Bangladesh

Bangladeshi Taka

BDT

 Belgium

Euro

EUR

 Bhutan

Bhutanese Ngultrum

BTN

 Brazil

Brazilian Real

BRL

 Bulgaria

Bulgarian Lev

BGN

 Burma

Burmese Kyat

MMK

 Cambodia

Cambodian Riel

KHR

 Canada

Canadian Dollar

CAD

 Chile

Chilean Peso

CLP

 China

Chinese Yuan

CNY

 Czech Republic

Czech Koruna

CZK

 Denmark

Danish Krone

DKK

 France

Euro

EUR

 Germany

Euro

EUR

 Greece

Euro

EUR

 Hong Kong

Hong Kong Dollar

HKD

 India

Indian Rupee

INR

 Indonesia

Indonesian Rupiah

IDR

 Iran

Iranian Rial

IRR

 Iraq

Iraqi Dinar

IQD

 Italy

Euro

EUR

 Japan

Japanese Yen

JPY

 Malaysia

Malaysian Ringgit

MYR

 Mexico

Mexican Peso

MXN

 Russia

Russian Ruble

RUB

 Saudi Arabia

Saudi Riyal

SAR

 South Africa

South African Rand

ZAR

 Switzerland

Swiss Franc

CHF

 United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates Dirham

AED

 United Kingdom

British Pound

GBP

 United States

United States Dollar

USD

Thanks n Regards

Jeevanandam K

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