Above is one of seven denominations of Egyptian banknotes that were introduced into circulation by the Central Bank of Egypt in 1961. Estimated Exchange Rate: 1 U.S. dollar = 5.55575 Egyptian pounds
In 1995, the current and eighth series of Swiss banknote designs were slowly released into circulation. Estimated Exchange Rate: 1 U.S.dollar = 1.08492 Swiss francs
Kazakhstan’s monetary unit, the tenge, was introduced in 1993—replacing the Soviet ruble as the national currency. Estimated Exchange Rate: 1 U.S. dollar = 148.330 Kazakhstan tenge
Hong Kong Dollar
In July 2007, Hong Kong became the 25th country to gradually introduce a $10 polymer banknote—both more durable and secure than the standard paper banknote. Estimated Exchange Rate: 1 U.S. dollar = 7.74997 Hong Kong dollars
In 1986, Aruba’s new governing power created a unique currency called the florin to replace the Antilles guilder. Estimated Exchange Rate: 1 U.S. dollar = 1.77000 Aruban florins
South African Rand
In 1961, the South African rand was introduced to replace the pound, an act that coincided with the country’s declaration as a republic. However, it wasn’t until the 1990s that the current banknote design—sans the face of Dutch administrator and Cape Town founder Jan van Riebeeck—was introduced to post-apartheid South Africa. The color-infused denominations each feature one of the “Big Five” game—Africa’s most-difficult-to-hunt wildlife species—the lion, African elephant, Cape buffalo, leopard and black rhinoceros. Estimated Exchange Rate: 1 U.S. dollar = 8.13147 South African rand
The collector’s item shown above is part of the A1 collector’s series and is nonlegal tender. Created by the Antarctica Overseas Exchange Office, the bill designs are based on regional geography and wildlife.
This former currency of The Netherlands was replaced by the euro on January 1, 2002.
Introduced in 1966 to replace the pound when Australia adopted decimal-based currency, the Australian dollar bears a portrait of two prominent Australian figures on each side and reflects the artistic and cultural values of the era in which they lived. Estimated Exchange Rate: 1 U.S. dollar = 1.25521 Australian dollars
The currency of French Polynesia, New Caledonia, and Wallis and Futuna is the CFP Franc, which was introduced in 1945. Estimated Exchange Rate: 1 U.S. dollar = 84.42800 CFP francs
Cook Islands Dollar (Ada BB nya gan)
Cook Islands, the 15 small islands that make up the self-governing parliamentary democracy in free association with New Zealand, has a currency that is slowly falling out of favor (though still remains legal tender). Introduced in 1987 (and revamped in 1992) the banknotes depict various aspects of South Pacific life and have an exchange rate similar to the New Zealand dollar. Estimated Exchange Rate: 1 U.S. dollar = 1.57208 New Zealand dollars
In 1968, Zambia introduced its kwacha banknotes. Since then, the currency has received a number of design reinventions, including the release of polymer notes in 2003—making Zambia the first African country to do so. Estimated Exchange Rate: 1 U.S. dollar = 5,060 Zambian kwacha.