The Dominican Republic once used U.S. dollar as currency.

When the Dominican Republic gained its independence in 1844, it initially issued a PESO.

After that, it added a second currency, the FRANCO.

But in 1904, the Dominican Republic began using the U.S. DOLLAR as currency.

In 1937, the country introduced the “PESO ORO”; it continued to be the DR‘s currency alongside the dollar for another 10 years.

Today, the currency has been renamed “PESO DOMINICANO” (DOP / RD$). It uses the same symbol as the American dollar ($).

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