Top 10 Strongest Currencies in the World – Updated October 2017

In a previous article, we have discussed the Top 10 Weakest Currencies of the World. In the following writing, we will discuss top ten currencies having stronger values. The globe has 196 countries on it and most of the countries in the world have their own unique currency. The power of a currency to buy in the international market, in fact, depicts its value.

The list strongest currencies in the world are updated in the month of October 2017.  We will try to keep it updated on monthly basis. Exchange rates have been taken from Google. Top 10 stronger currencies are as follows:

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Kuwaiti Dinar: The official currency of the State of Kuwait is Kuwaiti Dinar, denoted as KWD. Kuwait is one of the richest countries has the strongest currency in the world. One Dinar has the value of 3.31 US Dollars.  Highest Denomination Currency Note as per the sixth series issued in 2014 is of 20 Dinars that equals 66.23 US Dollars

Kuwait is not a very large country rather a smaller one, situated in Arabian Peninsula. The oireservesve of Kuwait is the fifth-largest in the world and due to the returns received by the trade of oil and gas, Kuwait is included in the list of richest countries of the modern world and the currency of Kuwait is the strongest currency of the world.

Bahraini Dinar: Bahraini Dinar denoted as BHD is the official currency of Kingdom of Bahrain. One Bahraini Dinar is equal to 2.65 US Dollars.  It is 2nd in number among the ten strongest currencies of the modern world. In 2008 the Central Bank of Bahrain has introduced a new series and now the biggest note is of 20 Dinars and it is equal to 53.05 US Dollars.  Almost all the Arab countries have discovered their oil reserves and they do a trade of these reserves as well, it is important to know that Bahrain was the very first country who discovered its oil reserves.

Omani Riyal: Riyal denoted as OMR is the official currency of the Sultanate of Oman. It was attributed as the official currency in 1970 and before this Oman has been using Indian Rupee and Riyal Saidi. One unit of OMR equals 2.60 US Dollars.

It is the 3rd strongest currency of the world today. The Highest Denomination Currency Note issued by the Central bank of Oman is of 50 Omani Riyal and it is equal to 129.85 US Dollars. Oman is a traditional monarch state, as it is evident from the name.

The government has taken vital steps to modernize the country in all spheres of life. State’s economy is also set to adopt new ways and modern techniques. The country also sells oil and gas as many other Arab countries do but along with this trade, many other elements add to the country’s economic development. 

Significant developments are done in the fields of Agriculture and Fishery. Dates, Coconuts, Bananas, wheat, limes, fish and related products are major exports of the country. Poultry production is also getting better day by day and it may become an export product very soon.

Latvian Lat: Lat has been the official currency of the Republic of Latvia until January 2014.  It had been the currency of the state since 1922, however, it was replaced by the currency of USSR during the occupation of Russia over the country. One unit of Latvian Lat denoted as LVL equals 1.61 US Dollars. The Highest Denomination Currency Note is of 500 LVL that equals 805.74 US Dollars, though 500 LVL notes are rarely used.

Falkland Islands Pound: The Falkland Islands Pound is the currency of The Falkland Islands which is a British overseas territory. The currency is pegged to the British Pound Sterling. The Falkland Islands were introduced in the year 1883. It is one of the strongest currencies of the world as you can get 1.35 USD in exchange of one The Falkland Islands Pound. The highest denomination currency note of The Falkland Islands is 50 Pounds which is equivalent to 67.57 USD.

British Pound Sterling: The pound sterling denoted as GBP and is commonly known in the world as Pound. It is interesting to know that it is officially the currency of the United Kingdom as well as Jersey, the Isle of Man, Guernsey, the South Sandwich Islands, South Georgia, Tristan da Cunha and the British Antarctic Territory. The Pound is the oldest among the currencies in the world. One GBP is equal to 1.34 US Dollars. The Highest Denomination Currency Note is 50 Pounds that is equal to 66.99 US Dollars. GBP appreciated by 0.57% during the month of Sep 2017.

Gibraltar Pound: Gibraltar Pound is the currency of the Gibraltar which is a British overseas territory. The currency is pegged to the British Pound Sterling. The currency was introduced in the year 1934. It is one of the strongest currencies of the world as you can get 1.35 USD in exchange of one The Gibraltar Pound. The highest denomination currency note of The Gibraltar Pound is 50 Pounds which is equivalent to 67.57 USD.

St. Helena Pound: The St. Helena Pound is the currency of the Atlantic Islands of Saint Helena and Ascension which is a British overseas territory. The currency is pegged to the British Pound Sterling. It is one of the strongest currencies of the world as you can get 1.35 USD in exchange of one The St. Helena Pound. The highest denomination currency note of The St. Helena Pound is 20 Pounds which is equivalent to 27.03 USD.

Jordanian Dinar: Jordanian Dinar is on number six in the list of ten strongest currencies of the world. Dinar denoted as JOD is the official currency of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (commonly known as Jordan). One Dinar is equal to 1.41 US Dollars. The Central bank of Jordan issued Highest Denomination Currency Note of 50 Dinar in 1999, it equals 70.61 US Dollars.

Cayman Islands Dollar: The 8th strongest currency of the world is Cayman Islands Dollar. It is denoted as KYD and one KYD is equal to 1.22 US Dollars. The Highest Denomination Currency Note is of 100KYD that is equal to 121.95 US Dollars. Latest series of notes was issued in April 2011 by the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA).

European Union Euro: Euro denoted as EUR is the official currency of 19 states of the Eurozone and several other states are in the process to adopt it as their official currency. One unit of EUR is equal to 1.18 US Dollars. The Highest Denomination Currency Note is 500 EUR that is equal to 590.63 US Dollars. EURO devalued by 1.43% during the month of Sep 2017.

Swiss Franc: The Franc is also included in the strongest currencies of the world. The franc denoted as CHF is the currency of Swiss Confederation that is commonly known as Switzerland. 1 CHF is equal to 1.03 US Dollars. According to the (8th) current series of Swiss Banknotes, Highest Denomination Currency Note is of 1000CHF that is equal to 1032.93 US Dollars.

  • Jim

    The article failed to mention Bitcoin. The strongest currency of them all.

  • Stewart Hughes

    i didnt know dinar was already in use..

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