There was a further decline during the remainder of 2008, most dramatically on 29 December when its euro rate hit an all-time low at €1.0219, while its US dollar rate depreciated.   Sterling appreciated in early 2009, reaching a peak against the euro of £1 to €1.17 in mid-July.
The dollar was pegged to sterling at a rate of 1 dollar = 4 shillings 2 pence. Spain: the Spanish dollar (from 1497 to 1868) is closely related to the dollars (Spanish dollar was used in USA until 1857) and euros used today. Sri Lanka; the Ceylonese rixdollar was a currency used in British Ceylon in the early 19th Century.
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