Terminology: Currency symbols

SymbolSymbol nameSymbol design description

¢

CentsOne vertical or diagonal bar through a lowercase letter "c".

£₤

Pounds or Lira
One or two horizontal and parallel bars through a cursive capital letter "L".

¥

Yuan or Yen
One or two horizontal bars through a capital letter "Y".

EuroTwo horizontal and parallel bars through a capital letter "C" (so it represents a capital letter "E"). Derived from the Greek symbol for Epsilon ε.

$

 

Dollars, Pesos, Bolivianos, Reais, Colones or CordobasOne or two vertical bars through a capital letter "S".

FrancShort horizontal bar above the baseline of a capital letter "F".

ColónTwo vertical or diagonal bars through a lowercase letter "c". Not to be confused with the symbol for cents.

PesoOne or two horizontal and parallel bars through the loop of a capital letter "P".

Rials or RiyalsArabic symbol.

ShekelCombination of the two Hebrew letters "ש" and "ח". Looks like a lowercase letter "r" interlinked with another rotated 180 degrees.

WonTwo horizontal and parallel bars through the capital letter "W".

KipOne horizontal bar through a capital letter "K".

ден

Denar or DinarCyrillic letter "De" д with lowercase "e" and uppercase "H".

RupeesCapital letter "R" with a lowercase letter "s".
RupeeRupee (Indian)Looks like a capital letter "R" with a missing upright, and two parallel and horizontal bars toward the top of the letter.

TugriksTwo diagonal and parallel bars through the a capital letter "T".

ƒ

Florin, Gulden or GuilderItalicised lowercase letter "f" with a hook.

NiaraTwo horizontal and parallel lines through a capital letter "N".

ZlotychLowercase letter "z" with a letter "l" with diagonal bar.

руб

RussiaLowercase letters "py" and Cyrillic letter "б".

฿

BahtCapital letter "B" with a vertical bar through it.

DongLowercase letter "d" with a horizontal bar through the ascender and another below the letter.

RielsKhmer symbol

KorunaCapital letter "K" with a lowercase letter "c" with a caron accent.

¢

CedisLowercase letter "c" with a vertical or slightly diagonal bar.

HryvniaLooks similar to a capital letter "S" with two horozontal bars through it.

¤

Generic currency symbolDenotes currency when proper symbol is not available. Circle with lines extending outwards towards NE, SE, SW and NW.