World currency symbols list along with countries

22 Jun 2023 - Category: Blog /
currency symbols

Every international currency has a code that is used on currency exchange markets, as well as a currency code symbol that is commonly used when pricing goods in shops or dishes in a restaurant, etc. Some of them may be recognizable, while others may be unfamiliar. Many of the symbols for the most commonly written and traded currencies are based on the Roman language. The addition of slashes and crossbars helps in distinguishing letters from currency symbols. Whether you're studying finance or planning a trip overseas, this guide will teach you everything you need to know about the currency symbols seen around the world.


What is a currency symbol?

In simple words, a currency symbol is a graphical representation of a currency's name. The symbol is typically, but not always, exclusive to a country or region.

In international and domestic markets, these symbols for currencies are frequently used as substitutes for their proper names.

Ever wonder how these currencies have unique symbols? Let's find out.

All the Dollar symbols in the world ($)

The term dollar can be traced back to the sixteenth century, when it was used to describe money in many parts of Europe, including Spain.

The dollar symbol, $, is probably the most well-known in the world. Moreover, it is widely used by more than 20 countries, notably the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and Hong Kong. Other nations that use the dollar sign, $, in some way are Argentina, the Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, Chile, Colombia, Fiji, Liberia, Namibia, Singapore, and a few more.

Euro (€)

As for the euro sign's origin, designers presented their ideas, and a winner was picked by voting, with the final pick determined by the European Commission. According to the Commission, the Greek symbol epsilon influenced the euro symbol. Epsilon is E in English, indicating the very first letter of the word Europe.

The Pound Sterling (£)

Before the US dollar, the British pound sterling, symbolized by the sign £, dictated the global economy. Although Great Britain was a continuous member of the European Union for many years, the pound is still around. The pound sterling's symbol resembles a capital L because of the Latin term libra, which means scales or balance.

The Indian Rupee (₹)

The Rupee is one of the world's oldest currencies, with roots going back to the sixth century BCE.

In 2009, the Indian government tried to raise the standing of the Rupee by designating a unique currency symbol. Surprisingly, the currency lacked a symbol until 2010.

Currency symbols around the world

Here is a list of the currencies of different countries and their symbols.

Afghanistan Afghani ؋
Albania Lek Lek
Algeria Dinar دج
Angola Kwanza Kz
Argentina Peso $
Armenia Dram ֏
Aruba Guilder ƒ
Australia Dollar $
Azerbaijan Manat
Bahamas Dollar $
Bahrain Dinar .د.ب or BD
Bangladesh Taka
Barbados Dollar $
Belarus Ruble Br
Belize Dollar BZ$
Bermuda Dollar $
Bhutan Ngultrum Nu.
Bolivia Bolíviano $b
Bosnia and Herzegovina Convertible Mark KM
Botswana Pula P
Brazil Real R$
Brunei Darussalam Dollar $
Bulgaria Lev лв
Burundi Franc FBu
Cambodia Riel
Canada Dollar $
Cape Verde Escudo $ as a decimal separator or Esc
Cayman Islands Dollar $
Chile Peso $
China Yuan Renminbi ¥
Colombia Peso $
Communauté Financière Africaine (BCEAO) Franc CFA
Communauté Financière Africaine (BEAC) CFA Franc BEAC FCFA
Comorian Franc KMF
Comptoirs Français du Pacifique (CFP) Franc
Congo/Kinshasa Franc Franc
Costa Rica Colon
Croatia Kuna kn
Cuba Convertible Peso CUC$
Cuba Peso
Czech Republic Koruna
Denmark Krone kr
Djibouti Franc Fdj
Dominican Republic Peso RD$
East Caribbean Dollar $
Egypt Pound £
El Salvador Colon $
Eritrea Nakfa Nfk (Latin Script) ናቕፋ(Ethiopic Script) نافكا (Arabic Script)
eSwatini Lilangeni E
Ethiopia Birr Br or ብር
Euro Member Countries
Falkland Islands (Malvinas) Pound £
Fiji Dollar $
Gambia Dalasi D
Georgia Lari GEL or ლ
Ghana Cedi ¢
Gibraltar Pound £
Guatemala Quetzal Q
Guernsey Pound £
Guinea Franc FG
Guyana Dollar $
Haiti Gourde G
Honduras Lempira L
Hong Kong Dollar $
Hungary Forint Ft
Iceland Krona kr
India Rupee
Indonesia Rupiah Rp
International Monetary Fund (IMF) Special Drawing Rights XDR
Iran Rial
Iraq Dinar ع.د
Isle of Man Pound £
Israel Shekel
Jamaica Dollar J$
Japan Yen ¥
Jersey Pound £
Jordan Dinar د.
Kazakhstan Tenge лв
Kenya Shilling KSh
Korea (North) Won
Korea (South) Won
Kuwait Dinar KD or د.ك
Kyrgyzstan Som лв
Laos Kip
Lebanon Pound £
Lesotho Loti L
Liberia Dollar $
Libya Dinar LD or ل.د
Macau Pataca MOP$
Macedonia Denar ден
Madagascar Ariary Ar
Malawi Kwacha MK
Malaysia Ringgit RM
Maldives (Maldive Islands) Rufiyaa Rf
Mauritania Ouguiya UM
Mauritius Rupee
Mexico Peso $
Moldova Leu L
Mongolia Tughrik
Morocco Dirham د.إ
Mozambique Metical MT
Myanmar (Burma) Kyat K
Namibia Dollar $
Nepal Rupee
Netherlands Antilles Guilder ƒ
New Zealand Dollar $
Nicaragua Cordoba C$
Nigeria Naira
Norway Krone kr
Oman Rial
Pakistan Rupee
Panama Balboa B/.
Papua New Guinea Kina K
Paraguay Guarani Gs
Peru Sol S/.
Philippines Peso
Poland Zloty
Qatar Riyal
Romania Leu lei
Russia Ruble
Rwanda Franc FRw, RF, R₣
Saint Helena Pound £
Samoa Tālā $ (sometimes SAT, ST or T)
São Tomé and Príncipe Dobra Db
Saudi Arabia Riyal
Seborga Luigino SPL
Serbia Dinar Дин.
Seychelles Rupee
Sierra Leone Leone lei
Singapore Dollar $
Solomon Islands Dollar $
Somalia Shilling S
South Africa Rand R
Sri Lanka Rupee
Sudan Pound ج.س.
Suriname Dollar $
Sweden Krona kr
Switzerland Franc CHF
Syria Pound £
Taiwan New Dollar NT$
Tajikistan Somoni ЅM
Tanzania Shilling TSh
Thailand Baht ฿
Tonga Pa'anga T$
Trinidad and Tobago Dollar TT$
Tunisia Dinar DT or د.ت
Turkey Lira
Turkmenistan Manat T
Tuvalu Dollar $
Uganda Shilling USh
Ukraine Hryvnia
United Arab Emirates Dirham د.إ
United Kingdom Pound £
United States Dollar $
Uruguay Peso $U
Uzbekistan Som лв
Vanuatu Vatu VT
Venezuela Bolívar Bs
Viet Nam Dong
Yemen Rial
Zambia Kwacha ZK
Zimbabwe Dollar Z$

What is the strongest currency in the world?

Kuwaiti dinar (KWD) is a currency in Kuwait. The Kuwaiti dinar is the world's strongest currency, with one dinar worth 3.26 US dollars.

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