Convert US Dollar to Euro

20 US Dollar (USD) = 18.87 Euro (EUR)

Monday, January 16, 2017 7:21 PM

20 USD =
18.87 EUR

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USD – United States dollar

The U.S. dollar (symbol: $; currency code: USD) is the official currency of the United States of America and its overseas territories. One (1) US dollar is equal to one hundred (100) cents.

The U.S. dollar is a Federal Reserve Note and the world’s dominant reserve currency. As such, it is the most converted currency in the world and the currency most used in international transactions. In addition, it features as the standard currency in the commodity market, having a key impact on commodity prices, and is the most popular and heavily traded currency in the forex market.

Background
The dollar was adopted as the official money unit of the United States in 1785. The federal monetary system was established following the Coinage Act of 1792, which also created the first U.S. Mint. Paper currency was first issued by the U.S. government in 1862 in order to finance the Civil War. The first $10 Federal Reserve notes were issued in 1914, but it was not until 1929 that the U.S. currency began to feature the standard portraits on the front and monuments and emblems on the back of all bills.


EUR – Eurozone euro

The euro (symbol: €; currency code: EUR) is the official currency of the Eurozone, which comprises 19 member states of the European Union (Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain). Since its introduction, the euro has been adopted by several sovereign states that are not part of the European Union and include the Principality of Andorra, the Principality of Monaco, the Republic of San Marino, and the Vatican City, as well as by a number territories, departments and sovereign states of Eurozone countries including the Azores, the Canary Islands, and the Madeira Islands, among others. One (1) euro is equal to one hundred (100) euro cents.

The euro is the second largest reserve currency in the world after the United States dollar. It is also the second most traded currency worldwide, while it is estimated that it has surpassed the U.S. dollar in terms of the combined value of banknotes and coins in circulation. It is estimated that the euro is used by approximately 337 million Europeans on a daily basis.

Background
The euro replaced the European Currency Unit (ECU) as an accounting currency on January 1, 1999, at a ratio of 1:1. The circulation of euro coins and banknotes began on January 1, 2002.