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None but some have partial gold reserves.

EDIT: Libya almost succeeded in making the Gold Dinar its main currency, until the tyrannical NATO invaded the country and killed the leader (Gaddafi) who proposed the idea. He was the closest. Moral of the story: Try to make gold your prime currency, get murdered by the EU and NATO.

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Q: Which countries base their currency on the gold standard?
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Is there any countries still on the gold standard?

No. Currently may countries have central banks that hold gold. But no countries are using gold as an official means of exchange and no countries are backing their currency with gold.


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