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How to identify alphabets

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Written on August 15, 2015 • Last edit: March 20, 2019
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To find the country of your coin, click on the currency or on the name of the country which is similar to what you see on your coin. You will be linked to a box on this page.
There you will find the name of the national language, the currency name in English and the name in the short form and the official name of the country. If this does not exactly reflect the text on your coin, look at the previous or the following boxes, many alphabets are alike.

Fonts

If the name of the currency in local writing does not display correctly, you can instal (*) the font of the language by right-clicking in the corresponding box on the icon with small letters.

Keyboards

If you want to write the lettering of your coin, you can use an online keyboard of the language by clicking in the corresponding box on the icon representing a keyboard.

Dictionaries

And, if you want to decipher the lettering of your coin, an online dictionary English / foreign language and foreign language/English will help you. To access it, click in the corresponding box on the icon representing an open book.

(*) To install the font:
  • download the file by clicking on the pic.
  • unzip the downloaded file.
  • right click on the unziped file (.ttf).
  • select "Install".

The main currency units

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Long names of countries

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

The profiles

د.ج Language: classical arabic
Name of the currency in English: algerian dinar
Origin country: Algeria
Long form: People's Democratic Republic of Algeria
Written in the main language of the country:    

                  

فرنك قمريLanguage: classical arabic
Name of the currency in English: comorian franc
Origin country: Comoros
Long form: Union of the Comoros
Written in the main language of the country:    

                  

الجنيه المصريLanguage: classical arabic
Name of the currency in English: egyptian pound
Origin country: Egypt
Long form: Arab Republic of Egypt
Written in the main language of the country:    

                  

درهم إماراتي Language: classical arabic
Name of the currency in English: dirham
Origin country: United Arab Emirates
Long form: United Arab Emirates
Written in the main language of the country:    

                  

د.م.Language: classical arabic
Name of the currency in English: moroccan dirham
Origin country: Morocco
Long form: Kingdom of Morocco
Written in the main language of the country:    

                  

أوقيةLanguage: classical arabic
Name of the currency in English: ouguiya
Origin country: Mauritania
Long form: Islamic Republic of Mauritania
Written in the main language of the country:    

                  

روپیہLanguage: Ourdou
Name of the currency in English: rupee
Origin country: Pakistan
Long form: Islamic Republic of Pakistan
Written in the main language of the country:    

                  

افغانۍLanguage: pashto
Name of the currency in English: afghani
Origin country: Afghanistan
Long form: Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
Written in the main language of the country:    

                  

ریال ایران
Language: persian (farsi)
Name of the currency in English: iranian rial
Origin country: Iran
Long form: Islamic Republic of Iran
Written in the main language of the country:    

                  

Language: simplified chinese
Name of the currency in English: yuan renminbi
Origin country: China
Long form: People's Republic of China
Written in the main language of the country:    

                  

Language: traditional chinese
Name of the currency in English: new taiwan dollar
Origin country: Taiwan
Long form: Republic of China
Written in the main language of the country:    


Language: Korean
Name of the currency in English: won
Origin country: North Korea
Long form: Democratic People's Republic of Korea
Written in the main language of the country:    

                  

Language: Korean
Name of the currency in English: won
Origin country: South Korea
Long form: Republic of Korea
Written in the main language of the country:    

                  

ދިވެހި ރުފިޔLanguage: Divehi
Name of the currency in English: rufiyaa
Origin country: Maldives
Long form: Republic of Maldives
Written in the main language of the country:    

      

Language: japanese
Name of the currency in English: yen
Origin country: Japan
Long form: Japan
Written in the main language of the country:    

                  

դրամ
Language: Armenian
Name of the currency in English: dram
Origin country: Armenia
Long form: Republic of Armenia
Written in the main language of the country:    

                  

левLanguage: bulgarian
Name of the currency in English: bulgarian lev
Origin country: Bulgarie
Long form: Republic of Bulgaria
Written in the main language of the country:    

                  

еңгеLanguage: kazakh
Name of the currency in English: tenge
Origin country: Kazakhstan
Long form: Republic of Kazakhstan
Written in the main language of the country:    

            

төгрөгLanguage: Mongolian
Name of the currency in English: tögrög
Origin country: Mongolia
Long form: Mongolia
Written in the main language of the country:    

                  

рубльLanguage: russian
Name of the currency in English: russian ruble
Origin country: Russia
Long form: Russian Federation
Written in the main language of the country:    

                  

маркаLanguage: serbian
Name of the currency in English: convertible mark
Origin country: Bosnia and Herzegovina
Long form: Bosnia and Herzegovina
Written in the main language of the country:    

                  

динарLanguage: serbian
Name of the currency in English: serbian dinar
Origin country: Serbia
Long form: Republic of Serbia
Written in the main language of the country:    

                  

гривняLanguage: ukrainian
Name of the currency in English: hryvnia
Origin country: Ukraine
Long form: Ukraine
Written in the main language of the country:    

                  

שקלLanguage: hebrew
Name of the currency in English: shekel
Origin country: Israel
Long form: State of Israel
Written in the main language of the country:    

                  

ευρώ Language: greek
Name of the currency in English: euro
Origin country: Cyprus
Long form: Republic of Cyprus
Written in the main language of the country:    

                  

ευρώ Language: greek
Name of the currency in English: euro
Origin country: Greece
Long form: Hellenic Republic
Written in the main language of the country:    

                  

денарLanguage: macedonian
Name of the currency in English: denar
Origin country: Macedonia
Long form: Republic of North Macedonia
Written in the main language of the country:    

                  

টকাLanguage: assamese
Name of the currency in English: rupee
Origin country: Assam (India)
Long form: Assam
Written in the main language of the country:    

            

টাকা - পয়সা
Language: bengali
Name of the currency in English: taka
Origin country: Bangladesh
Long form: People's Republic of Bangladesh
Written in the main language of the country:    

                  

रुपया
Language: hindi written in devanagari
Name of the currency in English: Indian rupee
Origin country: India
Long form: Republic of India
Written in the main language of the country: