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United States Dollar (USD) exchange rate

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The United States Dollar is the official currency of the United States of America. It is also legal tender in american territories and in independent countries like The Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico or Panama.
Notes: 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 dollars
Coins: 1 penny or cent, 5 nickel or cents, 10 dime, 25 quarter, 50 half, 1 dollar
Subunit: cent, mill
Code: USD
Symbol: $

More Info: Bureau of engraving and printing

Are you travelling to Benidorm, Torrevieja, Benalmádena or other mediterranean destination in Spain? Then you will need to exchange your US Dollars into Euros. In Eurochange you can buy Euros at the best price and with total availability. Find the closest exchange office. Moreover, if you are going to USA, you can buy US Dollars in some of our branches or you can buy them online.


The United States Dollar

The United Stales Dollar (or US Dollar) is the official currency of United States and other territories (see below). Its ISO 4217 code is USD and its symbol is $. One Dollar is divided into 100 cents.

The Dollar in the world  

Due to the economic crisis and inflation, the United States Dollar has been acquired as legal tender in other countries such as El Salvador, Guam, St. Eustatius, American Samoa, Puerto Rico, Palau, US Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands, Overseas Territories, Turks and Caicos Islands, Marshall Islands, Northern Mariana Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia. There are countries that have their own coins minted but have the same Dollar notes like Ecuador or East Timor and countries like Panama where U.S. Dollar coexists with Panamanian Balboa which has the same value.

In addition to these countries, there are many other countries, regions or tourist cities in the world where the Dollar is accepted and even preferred as a means of payment against the local currency. It is likely that, when you sign up for your trip, you will receive some specifications about the banknotes: that they are with the year of issue after 2013, that they are in perfect condition, that they are of amounts of 50-100 Dollars,…

If this is your case and you need us to give you Dollar notes with specific characteristics in your exchange, contact us and we will do everything possible to comply with the requirements.

History of the currency of the USA

The US Dollar was created in the 1787 Constitution and defined in the "Coinage Act" of 1792, when the national mint of the United States was founded. They were made based on the Spanish Dollar had been, along with the Mexican Peso and other currencies in European colonies, the legal tender. In fact, both the Mexican Peso as the Spanish Dollar remained legal tender until 1857.

US Dollar notes and coins

US Dollar banknotes are 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 Dollars. They are manufactured at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. On the front of the banknotes appear different US presidents or Founding Fathers (George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Andrew Jackson, Ulysses S. Grant, Alexander Hamilton and Benjamin Franklin respectively) and on the back appears the amount of the Dollar note, the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the Abraham Lincoln Memorial, the Treasury Building, the White House, the Capitol and Independence Hall respectively.

At the moment there are circulating notes of several years of emission and the designs and the paper are slightly different. Over the years, improvements and security measures have been incorporated into the new banknotes to make them more reliable and safe.


US Dollar legal tender banknotes

US Dollar coins are 1 and 5 cents, 10 cents or 1 dime, 25 cents or a quarter and 50 cents or a half Dollar and one Dollar. The coins are produced at the national mint.

Tips to travel to the USA

On our blog you can see many posts with tips to travel to New York in summer or to spend the Christmas Holidays and New Year's Eve in New York, 5 things that you must see if you are visiting San Francisco or our compilation of the best theme parks in Orlando and the best National Parks in the USA.


How many Dollars do I need for my trip to the United States?

If you are travelling to New York, Los Angeles or any other city in the United States and do not know how many Dollars to take with you, we can help you decide. Our customers usually exchange about 800 Euros in U.S. Dollars. In order to know how much you will need for your trip it is advisable that you know if, once you get there, you will have to pay for accommodation, rental cars, excursions or tickets, or if you only need to take money for day-to-day expenses such as food, transportation or shopping among others.