01. European countries now share a common [currency] known as the euro.
02. With the economy failing, the shopkeepers would only accept payment in foreign [currencies].
03. The value of the Mexican [currency] will probably increase with the election of a new government.
04. The [currency] of New Zealand still carries pictures of the Queen.
05. My friend's dad used to be a truck driver in Europe, and he had [currency] from about 15 different countries, which he gave me when he heard that I was a coin collector.
06. The [currencies] of the U.S., Australia, Canada, and New Zealand are all based on the dollar.
07. Thomas Jefferson once said that information is the [currency] of democracy.
08. For many years, beaver furs were a unit of [currency] in Canada.
09. For a time, it was the custom to use eggs as a form of [currency] in France.
10. Twelve nations celebrated the launch of the new Euro [currency] on January 1, 2002.
11. In the dry country of Botswana, the name of the national [currency], the pula, means "rain."
12. Liechtenstein does not have its own [currency], but uses the Swiss franc.
13. The Thai [currency] is the baht.
14. Due largely to its diamond exports, Botswana had about $2 billion in foreign [currency] reserves in 1989.
15. In the south of Sudan, cattle are used as [currency], as well as providing food, drink, clothing, and fuel.
16. As of the year 2000, the [currency] of the Democratic Republic of the Congo is almost totally worthless, so most transactions are conducted using American dollars.
17. Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, Tajikstan has become an independent republic, but it still uses the Russian [currency], the ruble.
18. Solid blocks of tea were used as [currency] in Siberia until the 19th century.

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