Most Valuable Currencies in the World

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When asked about the world's most valuable currency, most people would likely think of currencies like the US Dollar or the Euro. However, have you ever stopped to ponder if this is indeed the case? Despite currency entering our lives centuries ago, it still holds a significant place in our modern world.

Imagine you're traveling abroad. Upon stepping foot in the destination country, your first task is likely to exchange your money for the local currency. Each country in the world has its own currency, and among these currencies, some are more valuable than others relative to other countries' currencies.

In this article we've prepared for you, you'll find answers to questions such as which country has the most valuable currency in the world and how currencies of different countries are valued. Let's take a closer look at which countries have valuable currencies one by one.

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1. Kuwaiti Dinar

Kuwaiti Dinar

The most valuable currency in the world is the Kuwaiti Dinar. The Kuwaiti Dinar has not lost the title of being the most valuable currency in the world for years. It is distributed by the Central Bank of Kuwait.

Kuwait, which exports a large part of the oil in the world (~10%), receives its oil payments only in Kuwaiti Dinar, which is its own currency, thus creating a very serious demand for its own currency. With this move, Kuwait enables the conversion of the American Dollar to the Kuwaiti Dinar and adds value to the Kuwaiti Dinar as it creates demand for its currency.

Currency Code: KWD

Kuwaiti Dinar Rates;

  • 1 KWD - 3.25 USD (Kuwait Dinar / US Dollar)

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2. Bahraini Dinar

Bahraini Dinar

The official currency of another Arab country, Bahrain, and the second most valuable currency in the world, is the Bahraini Dinar.

Bahrain Dinar, the currency of Bahrain, an island state in the Persian Gulf with a population of approximately 2 million, has been in circulation since 1965 and is printed by the Central Bank of Bahrain.

Currency Code: BHD

Bahraini Dinar Rates;

  • 1 BHD - 2.65 USD (Bahraini Dinar / US Dollar)

3. Omani Rial

Omani Rial

Oman is a country with a developed economy and high quality of life due to its strategic location. Although it has less oil reserves than other Arab countries, Oman's official currency is quite valuable. (it ranks 22nd in the world in terms of oil reserves)

The Omani Rial, minted by the Central Bank of Oman, is not a widely used currency in world trade.

Currency Code: OMR

Omani Rial Rates;

  • 1 OMR - 2.60 USD (Omani Rial - US Dollar)

4. Jordanian Dinar

Jordanian Dinar

The Jordanian Dinar, which has been used as the official currency of Jordan since 1950, ranks fourth in the list of the world's most valuable currencies.

Currency Code: JOD

Jordanian Dinar Rates;

  • 1 JOD - 1.41 USD (Jordanian Dinar / US Dollar)

5. British Pounds

British Pounds

Many people think that the British pound is the most valuable currency in the world, but it is not.

The British pound, the official currency of the United Kingdom, is also the third most common currency used in world trade.

Originally called the Great British Pound (GBP), the currency is printed and distributed by the Bank of England. It is used in more than 20 countries today due to the British Empire. (Although the banknotes produced by the colonial countries themselves visually differ from those produced by the Bank of England, they are the same in value)

Currency Code: GBP

British Pound Rates;

  • 1 GBP - 1.27 USD (British Pound / US Dollar)

6. Cayman Islands Dollar

Cayman Islands Dollar

The Cayman Islands, an island community of the United Kingdom, is the center of most of the money laundered in the world. For this reason, it has one of the strongest currencies in the world.

Currency Code: KYD

Cayman Islands Dollar Rates;

  • 1 KYD - 1.20 USD (Cayman Islands Dollar / US Dollar)

7. Euro


The Euro, the official currency of the European Union, is still one of the most valuable currencies in the world, although it has lost some power recently with the Greek crisis.

The Euro, which is distributed by the European Central Bank and minted by some EU member countries, is the second most used currency in world trade. Today, it is used by 19 European Union member countries.

Currency Code: EUR

Euro Rates;

  • 1 EUR - 1.10 USD (Euro / US Dollar)

8. Swiss Franc

Swiss Franc

The Swiss Franc, the official currency of Switzerland, one of the richest and most stable countries in the world, is the eighth most valuable currency in the world.

The Swiss Franc, the last franc in use in Europe, is the 4th most widely used currency in world trade.

Currency Code: CHF

Swiss Franc Rates;

  • 1 CHF - 1.17 USD (Swiss Franc / US Dollar)

9. US Dollar (United States Dollar)

US Dollar

Although the US dollar is the most widely used currency in the world, it ranks ninth in value.

The American dollar, which makes up 62% of the currencies used in the world, is the common currency of stock markets and world trade. It was first printed in 1914 with the establishment of the Federal Reserve Bank of America. Almost all countries in the world do their foreign trade in dollars, and thanks to this, the United States of America earns serious income in dollars.

Currency Code: USD

10. Canadian Dollar

Canadian Dollar

The Canadian dollar, the official currency of Canada, the upper neighbor of the United States, is the fifth largest reserve currency in the world. The Canadian Dollar, which has recently lost its value against the US dollar due to the global financial crisis, is one of the 10 most used currencies in world trade.

Currency Code: CAD

Canadian Dollar Rates;

  • 1 CAD - 0.74 USD (Canadian Dollar / US Dollar)

11. Singapore Dollar

Singapore Dollar

Singapore dollar is the official currency of Singapore. Used in both Singapore and Brunei, the Singapore Dollar is one of the strongest currencies in the APAC region (Asia-Pacific) against the US Dollar. The Singapore Dollar is the 13th most traded currency in the foreign exchange market, accounting for approximately 1.8% of daily forex transactions.

Currency Code: SGD

Singapore Dollar Rates;

  • 1 SGD - 0.75 USD (Singapore Dollar / US Dollar)

12. Australian Dollar

Australian Dollar

The Australian Dollar is used not only in Australia, but also in some pacific island states.

One of the most traded currencies in the world, the Australian Dollar is considered one of the most stable currencies. It is affected by the demand and price of exported goods due to the floating exchange rate and its dependence on exports.

Currency Code: AUD

Australian Dollar Rates;

  • 1 AUD - 0.67 USD (Australian Dollar / US Dollar)

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