A currency symbol is a short symbol used as for a currency's name.
When writing currency amounts the location of the symbol varies by currency. Many currencies in the English-speaking world and Latin America, place it before the amount (e.g., R$50,00). The Cape Verdean escudo places its symbol in the decimal separator position (i.e., 20$00). The usage of many European countries, such as France, Germany, Scandinavian countries, is to place the symbol after the amount 20,50 €.
List of presently used currency symbols[change | change source]
|¤||General currency sign||This is used when the correct symbol for the currency is not available|
|₿||Bitcoin||This symbol’s proper Unicode value is U+20BF. Before its introduction, the capital letter B with stroke and the baht symbol, among other conventions, were used.|
|Bolívar sometimes Bs.F.|
|Bs.F.||Venezuelan bolívar variant||Usually Bs.|
|¢||cent, centavo, &c.||A centesimal subdivision of currencies such as the US dollar, the Canadian dollar, and the Mexican peso. (See article.)|
See also c
|c||cent &c. variant||Preferred by currencies such as the Australian, New Zealand, South African cents; the West African CFA centime; and the divisions of the euro.|
See also ¢
|Ch.||Bhutanese chhertum||A centesimal division of the ngultrum.|
|₡||Costa Rican colón, symbol was also used for the Salvadoran colón.||The Salvadoran colón was discontinued in 2001 and it was replaced by the US dollar.|
|ден||Macedonian denar||Latin form: DEN|
|دج||Algerian dinar||Latin form: DA|
|.د.ب||Bahraini dinar||Latin form: BD|
|د.ك||Kuwaiti dinar||Latin form: K.D.|
|ل.د||Libyan dinar||Latin form: LD|
|дин||Serbian dinar||Latin form: din.|
|د.ت||Tunisian dinar||Latin form: DT|
|د.م.||Moroccan dirham||Latin forms: DH or Dhs|
|د.إ||United Arab Emirates dirham||Latin forms: DH or Dhs|
|Db||São Tomé and Príncipe dobra|
|$||Australian (A$), Bahamian (B$), Barbadian (Bds$), Belizean (BZ$), Bermudian (BD$), Brunei (B$), Canadian (Can$), Cayman Islands (CI$), East Caribbean (EC$), Fiji (FJ$), Guyanese (G$), Hong Kong (HK$/元/圓), Jamaican (J$), Kiribati, Liberian (L$), Linden Dollar (Second Life virtual world) (L$ or LD$), Namibian (N$), New Zealand (NZ$), Singaporean (S$), Solomon Islands (SI$), Surinamese (SRD), Taiwanese (NT$/元/圓), Trinidad and Tobago (TT$), Tuvaluan, United States (US$), and Zimbabwean (Z$) dollars
Argentine, Chilean (CLP$), Colombian (COL$), Cuban ($MN), Cuban convertible (CUC$), Dominican (RD$), Mexican (Mex$), and Uruguayan ($U) pesos
|May appear with either one or two bars (), which share the same Unicode space.|
Kiribati and Tuvalu's dollars are pegged 1:1 with the Australian dollar.
Brunei's dollar is pegged 1:1 with the Singaporean dollar.
See also C$ and MOP$ and R$ and T$ and WS$
Unicode: See $ for variants.
|Esc||Cape Verdean escudo||Also the double-barred dollar sign (cifrão):|
|€||Euro||In addition to the members of the eurozone, the Vatican, San Marino, Monaco and Andorra have been granted issuing rights for coinage but not banknotes.|
Aruban florin (Afl.)|
Netherlands Antillean guilder (NAƒ)
|FCFA||Central African CFA franc||Pegged 1:1 with West African CFA franc|
|CFA||West African CFA franc||Pegged 1:1 with Central African CFA franc|
|Fr||Comorian (CF), Congolese (CF, FC), Djiboutian (Fdj/DF), Guinean (FG/GFr) and Swiss (SFr) francs||Also F. The character ₣, representing an F with a double bar, proposed as a symbol for the French Franc by Édouard Balladur in 1988 was never adopted, it is represented by a ligature Fr in some fonts.|
|FRw||Rwandan franc||Possibly also RF and RFr|
|gr||Polish grosz||A centesimal division of the złoty|
|h||Czech haléř||A centesimal division of the koruna|
|₭||Lao kip||Or ₭N|
|kr||Danish (Dkr) and Norwegian krones
Faroese and Icelandic (Íkr) króna
|Faroese króna pegged 1:1 with Danish krone.|
Papua New Guinean kina
|Also used as the currency symbol for the Lesotho one-loti and the Swazi one-lilangeni note|
Also uncommonly used for the pound sign £
|Le||Sierra Leonean leone|
|E||Swazi lilangeni||Symbol based on the plural form "emalangeni". |
The one-lilageni note employs the currency symbol L
|lp||Croatian lipa||A centesimal division of the kuna.|
|M||Lesotho loti||Symbol based on plural form "maloti". |
The one-loti note employs the currency symbol L
|Azerbaijani manat||Also m. and man. Unicode: U+20BC ₼ MANAT SIGN (may display incorrectly)|
|KM||Bosnia and Herzegovina convertible mark||Cyrillic form: КМ|
|MT||Mozambican metical||Also MTn|
|₥||Mill, mil, &.c||An uncommon millesimal subdivision of US dollars and other currencies. (See article.)|
|Nfk||Eritrean nakfa||Also Nfa|
|MOP$||Macanese pataca||Also 圓 and 元|
|₱||Philippine peso||Also ₱, PHP, and P|
|Pt.||Egyptian piastre||A centesimal division of the Egyptian pound.|
|£||British, Falkland Islands (FK£), Gibraltar, Manx (M£), St. Helena||Also ₤ and L, all pegged 1:1 to GBP|
|ج.م.||Egyptian pound||Latin: L.E. Rarely £E or E£|
|q||Albanian qindarkë||A centesimal division of the lek.|
|R||South African rand||Also sometimes Russian &c. rubles|
|R$||Brazilian real||The $ is sometimes informally written with a double bar like a double-barred dollar sign:|
|Iranian rial||Unicode: U+FDFC ﷼ RIAL SIGN|
|ر.ق||Qatari riyal||Latin: QR|
|ر.س||Saudi riyal||Latin: SR. Also: ریال|
|p||British &c. pennies||The penny is now a centesimal division of the pound.|
|Russian ruble||Unicode: U+20BD ₽ ruble sign|
|Rf.||Maldivian rufiyaa||Also MRf., MVR and .ރ|
|₹||Indian rupee||Previously ₨ or Re (before 15 July 2010). Unicode: U+20B9 ₹ INDIAN RUPEE SIGN|
|₨|| Nepalese (N₨/रू.), Pakistani and Sri Lankan (SLRs/රු) rupeesMauritian,|
|SRe||Seychellois rupee||Also SR|
|₪||Israeli new shekel|
|Tsh||Tanzanian shilling||Also TSh|
|Ksh||Kenyan shilling||Also KSh|
|SDR||Special drawing rights|
|৳||Bangladeshi Taka||Also Tk|
|WS$||Samoan tālā||Symbol based on previous name "West Samoan tala". |
Also T and ST.
See also $
|Kazakhstani tenge||U+20B8 ₸ Tenge sign (may display incorrectly)|
|₩||North Korean won|
South Korean won
|¥||Japanese yen (円/圓)
Chinese Renminbi yuan (元/圆)
|Used with one and two crossbars.|
円 (en, lit. "circle") is frequently used in Japan colloquially.
元 is also used in reference to the Macanese pataca and Hong Kong and Taiwanese dollars.
Unicode: U+00A5 ¥ YEN SIGN, U+FFE5 ￥ FULLWIDTH YEN SIGN
List of currency symbols no longer in use[change | change source]
|₳||Argentine austral symbol|
|₢ Cr$||Brazilian cruzeiro symbol|
|₰||pfennig symbol of the German Mark (1875–1923) and the German Reichsmark (1923–1948)|
|DM||East German Deutsche Mark (east) symbol (1948–1964)|
|DM||West German and united German Deutsche Mark (west) symbol (1948–2001)|
|₯||Greek drachma symbol|
|₠||ECU symbol (not widely used, and now historical; replaced by the euro)|
|ƒ||Dutch gulden symbol, currently used in the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba|
|Fr||franc symbol, used in France and other countries; in France an F with double bar (₣) was proposed in 1988 but never adopted|
|Kčs||Czechoslovak koruna symbol (1919–1993)|
|₤||lira symbol, formerly used in Italy, San Marino and Vatican City (although not as an official symbol), and sometimes in Malta|
|Lm||Maltese lira symbol|
|Ls||Latvian lats symbol (1922–2013)|
|Lt||Lithuanian litas symbol (1922–2014)|
|M||East German Mark der DDR symbol (1968–1990)|
|ℳ||German Mark symbol (1875–1923)|
|MDN||East German Mark der Deutschen Notenbank symbol (1964–1968)|
|mk||Finnish markka symbol (1860–2002)|
|PF||Philippine peso fuerte symbol (1852–1901)|
|₧||Spanish peseta symbol (1869–2002)|
|R or RD||Swedish riksdaler (1777–1873)|
|ℛℳ||German reichsmark symbol (1923–1948)|
|Portuguese escudo symbol (cifrão)|
|Sk||Slovak koruna (1993–2008)|
|₷||Spesmilo (1907 – First World War) in the Esperanto movement|
|₶||Livre tournois symbol, used in medieval France|
|𐆖||Denarius used in Ancient Rome from 211 BC to the 3rd century AD|
|£2 10s 3d, £2 10/3, £2 10'3||The United Kingdom and British Commonwealth countries, before decimalisation, used several recognised formats for amounts in pounds, shillings and Pence, all for the same amount. A hyphen or ASCII hyphen-minus was often used to indicate the absence of an amount e.g. 3/- or -/6|
|I/.||Peruvian inti (1985-1991)|
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