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|In malawi one kwacha = 100 timbala. If timbala translates as rooster, than kwacha translates as what?|
Dawn. The kwacha was introduced in 1971 when Malawi decided to adopt an independent currency to replace British, South African and Rhodesian money.
|In 1972, one year after gaining independence, what currency did the Bangladeshi taka replace?|
Pakistani Rupee. The word rupee is derived from "rup" or "rupa" meaning silver in Hindi and some other related languages.
|Between the end of World War II and decimalisation in 1971, how many different denominations of British coins were issued?|
11. Here goes...
Farthing = Quarter of one penny
Half Penny = You figure it out
Penny = 1 Penny
Threepence = 3 pennies
Sixpence = 6 pennies
Shilling = 12 pennies
Florin = 24 pennies
Half Crown = 30 Pennies
Crown = 60 Pennies
Half Sovereign = 120 Pennies
Sovereign = 240 Pennies (which by the way is also 1 pound)
Wonder why they changed it?
|The Azerbaijani Manat is divided into 100 what?|
Qapik. Should you need to know, Qapiks are issued in denominations of 1, 3, 5, 10, 20 and 50.
|What is the oldest currency still in use?|
Pounds Sterling. Anglo-Saxon pennies were made of silver and 240 of them weighed one pound. Therefore, Pounds Sterling.
|No longer issued as inflation has made it practically worthless, what currency was worth one tenth of a Vietnamese Dong?|
Hao. Chronic inflation after the unification of Vietnam led to the issue of increasingly large denomination bank-notes, with the highest value currently being the 500,000 Dong.
|After who or what is the Honduran Lempira named?|
Indigenous ruler who led the fight against the invading Spanish. Lempira was a chieftain of the Lenca people and is considered a national hero. He led, unsuccessfully, the resistance to the invasion by Spanish conquistador Francisco de Montejo.
|What currency was dropped from circulation following the unification of North and South Yemen in 1990?|
Southern Dinar. The Northern Rial (or riyal) was adopted as the new nation's currency in 1993 and the Southern Dinar finally withdrawn from circulation in 1996.
|What currency replaced the British West African Pound in Sierra Leone?|
Leone. The Leone is divided into 100 cents. In the original production, all one-cent coins bore the portrait of the country's first prime-minister Sir Milton Margai.
|Where does the Papua New Guinea Kina get its name from?|
Kuanua, a seashell formerly used for trading. The Kuanua is a kind of pearl shell which was extensively used as money prior to the introduction of a specific currency.
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