Currency Symbols

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Currency is defined as 'that which is in circulation, or is given and taken as having or representing value; as, the currency of a country'. Enjoy this useful guide to different currency symbols. Discover facts and information on the following:

  • Euro Sign
  • Sign for YEN
  • Pound Sign
  • The sign for cents

Currency Symbols - Definition
Currency is defined as the 'Current value; general estimation; the rate at which anything is generally valued'. The word currency is generally used to describe the system of money used in a particular country, each country has its own monetary system which is also used in foreign exchange markets. Examples of currency include British Pounds, American Dollars and the Japanese Yen.

Currency Symbols - Euro
The Euro () is used in many European countries including Spain, Greece, Portugal, Ireland and France. The European Central Bank (ECB) is responsible for the monetary policy of the Eurozone and its member states. On the 1st January 1999, the euro replaced the European Currency Unit (ECU) as the official currency of the European union member states.

Currency Symbol of UK Pound
The pound currency symbol is used used by the United Kingdom and is also often referred to as sterling. Sterling is used in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, all part of the United Kingdom as well as the Isle of Mann, Jersey and Guernsey. The word pound is derived from the Latin word 'Libra' and the term originated in the UK and related to the weight of a pound of silver.

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Currency Symbols - Sign for YEN
The Yen () is the unit of currency used in Japan. Yen means 'round' and is pronounced 'en' in Japan. The yen was officially adopted on May 10, 1871. It was a dollar unit and similar to dollars used by other countries it was descended from the Spanish Pieces of eight.

Currency Symbols - Facts
Did you know...

Fact 1: The HTML code for the pound sign () is £


Fact 2: The windows ALT code for the pound sign is ALT 0163

Fact 3: The HTML code for the YEN is (¥) and (¥)

Fact 4: A punctuation mark called an interpunct is used as the decimal separator in some currencies

Fact 5: A countries currency can be described as the monetary system used within that particular country


Fact 6: Coinage was originally used to store the value of the metal contained in the coin itself, either gold, silver or bronze

Fact 7: A banknote is commonly called a bill in America and Canada and sometimes referred to as 'paper money' in other parts of the world

Fact 8: Most countries print their banknotes on paper. In the 1980's Australia introduced polymer currency and it is now used all over the world. Polymer currency has many benefits including a longer life span and the prevention of counterfeiting notes as well as being waterproof and able to survive the washing machine!

Fact 9: The Euro currency symbol is based on the fifth letter of the Greek Alphabet, the Epsilon


Fact 10: The Euro () replaced the ECU on 1 January 1999

Fact 11: The HTML code for the euro sign () is €

Fact 12: The windows ALT code for the euro sign () is ALT 0128

Fact 13: The dollar ($) is the official currency of many countries, including Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Namibia, New Zealand, Singapore, Taiwan, Zimbabwe, Brunei and the United States of America


Fact 14: The dollar became the currency of the United States in 1792

Fact 15: The currency of China is the Renminbi. (Abbreviations: RMB, , CNY) and its primary unit is the Yuan

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Discover the vast selection of pictures which relate to Currency Symbols and illustrate the different symbols, codes, emblems and signs that we see in everyday life. All of the articles and pages can be accessed via the Signology Index - a great educational resource for everyone! Find out about different currency symbols used to denote monetary value. Find out how to enter each of the symbols on your keyboard by simply entering the appropriate ALT code.


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