widely used by many countries as the first international/ world currency because of its uniformity in standard and milling characteristics. Elisabeth, by the Grace of God". Pillars of Hercules adorned with the, pLVS vltra motto. Deriving from the wide popularity of this book, "Pieces of eight" is sometimes used to mean "money" or "a lot of money regardless of specific denomination. Fictional portrayals edit In Robert Louis Stevenson 's Treasure Island, Long John Silver 's parrot had apparently been trained to cry out 12, "Pieces of eight!" This use tied the coin (and parrots) to fictional depictions of pirates. Of these, " peso " remains name of the official currency in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Philippines, and Uruguay. Asia edit 1888 Mexican dollar with Chinese "chop" marks Long tied to the lore of piracy, "pieces of eight" were manufactured in the Americas and transported in bulk back to Spain, making them a very tempting target for seagoing pirates. In the 19th century, the coin's denomination was changed to 20 reales (based on 20 reales de velln ) and finally 2 escudos. In 1813, Governor Lachlan Macquarie made creative use of 10,000 in Spanish dollars sent by the British government. To this currencyBHD - Bahraini DinarAED - UAE DirhamAUD - Australian DollarBDT - Bangladeshi TakaCAD - Canadian DollarCHF - Swiss FrancCNY - Chinese YuanEGP - Egyptian PoundEUR - EuroGBP - British PoundHKD - Hong Kong DollarIDR - Indonesian RupiahINR - Indian RupeeIQD - Iraqi DinarJOD.
The mutilated coins became the first official currency produced specifically for circulation in Australia. The later Gold Doubloon was worth 32 reales or 2 escudos. 4 The term peso was used in Spanish to refer to this denomination, and it became the basis for many of the currencies in the former Spanish colonies, including the Argentine, Bolivian, Chilean, Colombian, Costa Rican, Cuban, Dominican, Ecuadorian, Guatemalan, Honduran, Mexican, Nicaraguan, Paraguayan, Philippine. US Dollar, currency: Flags for countries that use the. Switzerland Swiss franc / F CH 1 USD1.008286 CHF, cNY, china Chinese yuan renminbi (RMB) / 1 USD6.951975 CNY, iEP.
Its weight and purity varied significantly between mints and over the centuries. Falkland Islands Pound - fkpfaroe Isl. Silver dollar in 1794. In Daniel Defoe 's Robinson Crusoe, Pieces of Eight are also mentioned among the types of currency that the title character encounters. Korea - South Korean Won - krwsamoa - Samoan Tala - wstsan Marino - Italian Lira - itlsan Marino - Euro - eursao Tome Principe - Santomean Dobra - stdsao Tome Principe - Santomean Dobra - stnsaudi Arabia - Saudi Riyal - sarsenegal - CFA.