Template:Historical currencies of a country

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This is the root template for all templates that follow the format "Historical currencies of a country", where a country is a country/territory. See templates on What links here for real example.



  • country: The country. Format appropriate wiki link such as "the [[Netherlands]]", "the [[United Kingdom|U.K.]]
  • flag_image: File name of the flag. Do not include "Image".
  • flag_image_alt: The alternative image tag when mouse over.
  • my_name: Name of the template that transcludes this.
  • state: See above
  • The rest is the list of currencies to be displayed. The following style is recommended
  • [[Actual article name (no redirect)|currency name without the national adjective]]<br/>start year-end year
  • Normally, the end year of a period is the start year of the next, unless the end date is December 31 of a year.
  • It is recommended to make a navigational box if there are 5 or more articles. This template only supports up to 15 articles.

Collapsed state

How to manage this template's initial visibility
To manage this template's visibility when it first appears, add the parameter:

|state=collapsed to show the template in its collapsed state, i.e. hidden apart from its titlebar – e.g. {{Historical currencies of a country |state=collapsed}}
|state=expanded to show the template in its expanded state, i.e. fully visible – e.g. {{Historical currencies of a country |state=expanded}}
|state=autocollapse to show the template in its collapsed state but only if there is another template of the same type on the page – e.g. {{Historical currencies of a country |state=autocollapse}}

Unless set otherwise (see the |state= parameter in the template's code), the template's default state is expanded.

Example code

Here is a copy (which could be a stale copy) of the code for Template:Historical currencies of Argentina:

{{Historical currencies of a country
|country = [[Argentina]]
|flag_image = Flag of Argentina.svg
|flag_image_alt = Flag of Argentina
|my_name = Historical currencies of Argentina
|[[Argentine real|Real]]<br/>1813–1881
|[[Argentine peso moneda nacional|Peso moneda nacional]]<br/>1881–1969
|[[Argentine peso ley|Peso ley]]<br/>1970–1983
|[[Argentine peso argentino|Peso argentino]]<br/>1983–1985
|[[Argentine austral|Austral]]<br/>1985–1991
|[[Argentine peso|Peso]]<br/>1992–''present''

See also