Currency symbol

A currency symbol or currency sign is a graphic symbol used to denote a currency unit. Usually it is defined by the monetary authority, like the national central bank for the currency concerned.

Symbols of the four most widely held reserve currencies

In formatting, the symbol can use various formattings: before, between or after the numeric amounts: €2.50, 2,50  and 250, for example; this positioning is determined by national convention.

The symbol is not defined or listed by ISO 4217: that only assigns three-letter codes to currencies (like AZN for Azerbaijani manat) and special cases like gold and silver (XAU and XAG respectively) that are used as financial instruments.


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