Late dollar rates in New York, compared to late Tuesday, included: 1.629 German marks, down from 1.638 marks, and 32.25 Japanese yen, down from 132.90 yen.
The British pound gained ground against the dollar compared to Tuesday's levels, rising to $1.797, up from $1.786.
Coffee futures prices sank to new 19-year lows Wednesday, and analysts said there was little chance of a turnaround soon in the glutted market.
"You're looking at a market that has increasing supplies every time somebody turns around," said Melissa Trout, coffee analyst with Cargill Investor Services Inc. in New York.
On other commodity markets, most grain and soybean futures advanced; energy futures were mixed; precious metals were mixed, and livestock and meat futures were mixed.
Wholesale unroasted coffee for May delivery fell 0.85 cent to 58.20 cents a pound, the lowest near-term delivery price since early 1973.
Coffee's ninth straight daily decline brought the market's losses to 10.70 cents, or about 15.5%, since April 10, when the International Coffee Organization adjourned a meeting in London with no price-support agreement.
Separately, crude oil futures were barely changed on the New York Mercantile Exchange with light, sweet crude oil for June delivery slipping 3 cents to $20.77 a barrel.
Precious metals were little changed on New York's Commodity Exchange. June gold slipped 30 cents to $337.50 an ounce; May silver rose 1.2 cents to $4.066 an ounce.
Market Roundup, D8