Since 1997, the United Arab Emirates coin — the dirham — has been valued to the United States dollar at a rate of approximately 3.6725 dirhams to $1. The dirham is divided into 100 subunits called fils. The coins of the dirham have the following denominations: 1, 5, 10, 25, and 50 fils, and 1 dirham.Know More
The 25 and 50 fils coins are the most commonly used in the United Arab Emirates; the smallest coins have largely fallen out of use. The smaller fils are made out of bronze, and the larger coins are made of cupronickel.
The country has also released a number of commemorative coins, which may be worth more than the face value to collectors. These celebrate many of the nation's important historical events and organizations such as universities, national banks and the World Cup.Learn More
"Republique Francaise" is the native name of France. Any coin that was issued as currency in France prior to the introduction of the Euro would be a coin of the "Republique Francaise."Full Answer >
Tests done on coins reveal that most of them have small amounts of dirt and bacteria that are too low to cause people any harm. The metal in coins acts as a natural barrier to the growth of bacteria, which require ideal surfaces and temperatures to thrive. In one test, low levels of the staphylococcus bacteria were found around the edges of coins that had sat inside of purses.Full Answer >
As of August 2014, one carat of peridot, medium to slightly yellowish green, flawlessly cut and free of any visible inclusion is worth $77.47, according to Gemval. The value of peridot is determined by appraising its color, clarity, cut and carat weight.Full Answer >
To exchange loose change for bills, or to use coins more effectively, it helps to roll them. Rolling refers to putting the coins into wrappers in neat stacks with the correct amount of money per stack. By convention, each roll of pennies holds 50, a roll of nickels hold 40, dimes have 50 to a roll and a roll of quarters holds 40. Many locations have machines that roll coins for a small fee.Full Answer >