Currency symbols are a graphical representation of a currency. They make currencies easily recognizable at a glance and represent their unique identity in the world of different currencies.
These symbols are often displayed on price tags, menus, and in advertisements, reducing the space it requires to write out a monetary value. It’s much easier, for example, to read a tag that says $100 over one that says 100 US dollars.
We’ve compiled a list of currency symbols from around the world to create a resource that you can turn to when you need to find a currency code symbol or how to type a currency symbol on your computer. We’ll aim to keep this table as accurate and relevant as possible.
Do currency symbols go in the beginning or end of an amount?
In Europe, currency symbols are often placed at the end of the amount, e.g. 50€. In most English speaking countries, and in Latin America, the symbols are placed before the amount, e.g. $100. In one notable deviation from the norm, the symbol for the Cape Verdean escudo is placed in the middle, where the decimal separator usually is, e.g. 2$50.
List of currency symbols
Many of us recognize the graphic symbol for a British pound sterling (£), a US dollar sign ($), a euro sign (€), and maybe even an Indian rupee (₹). But nearly all currencies have their own unique currency symbol. If you’re traveling somewhere or intend to exchange money, it’s worth knowing the symbols used to denote different currencies.
Below you’ll find a list of currency symbols, along with their country, currency code, font code, and unicode.