Information about currency: US Dollar

US Dollar (1792 - present)
Currency NameUS Dollar
System1 Dollar = 100 Cents
ISO CodeUSD
Description

The United States dollar (sign: $; code: USD; also abbreviated US$ and referred to as the dollar, U.S. dollar, US dollar or American dollar) is the official currency of the United States and its overseas territories. It is a Federal Reserve Note and consists of 100 smaller cent units.

The U.S. dollar is fiat money. It is the currency most used in international transactions and is the world's most dominant reserve currency.

Several countries use it as their official currency, and in many others it is the de facto currency. Besides the United States, it is also used as the sole currency in two British Overseas Territories in the Caribbean: the British Virgin Islands and the Turks and Caicos islands. A few countries use only the US Dollar for paper money, while the country mints its own coins, or also accepts US coins that can be use as payment in US dollars. Some cities around the world use the U.S. dollar as the de facto currency alongside their own.

It is worth noting that, when old denominations and coin formats are withdrawn, they are just "de-authorised", i.e. no longer allowed to be produced, but are never officially withdrawn from circulation or have their legal tender status revoked. The Coinage Act of 1965 proclaims all coin and currency of the United States good to any amount for payment of public and private debt; interestingly, this was not the case for some of the old coins while they circulated - 19th century copper and bronze for example was not legal tender, since at that time only precious metal coinage was considered legal tender.

Coin Types in currency: US Dollar (11)
Coin TypeTypeFromToSub-typesCoins
One Dime Regular Circulating 1792 4 111
One Dime, Pattern Pattern 1792 1
Five Cents Regular Circulating 1792 9 214
One Cent Regular Circulating 1793 8 238
Half Cent Regular Circulating 1793 1857 4 44
Three Cents Regular Circulating 1851 1889 2 48
Two Cents Regular Circulating 1864 1873 10
Gold Ounce (1 oz), Private Bullion Non-government bullion 2000 1 6
Medals Medal 2000 1
Gold Quarter Ounce Bullion 2000 1
Unsorted Other 84
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US Dollar: Details
Issued ByUnited States
From1792
To
US Dollar: Users
CountryPeriodFromTo
Flag of United States United States US Dollar 1792
Flag of Hawaii Hawaii US Dollar 1795 1898
Flag of Liberia Liberia US Dollar (first period) 1847 1907
Flag of Liberia Liberia US Dollar 1935
Flag of British Virgin Islands British Virgin Islands US Dollar 1967
Flag of Micronesia Micronesia US Dollar 1986
Flag of Zimbabwe Zimbabwe US Dollar 2009
US Dollar: Related Currencies