ISO 4217

ISO 4217 is a standard first published by International Organization for Standardization in 1978, which delineates currency designators, country codes (alpha and numeric), and references to minor units in three tables:

  • Table A.1 – Current currency & funds code list[1]
  • Table A.2 – Current funds codes[2]
  • Table A.3 – List of codes for historic denominations of currencies & funds[3]

The tables, history and ongoing discussion are maintained by SIX Interbank Clearing on behalf of ISO and the Swiss Association for Standardization.[4]

The ISO 4217 code list is used in banking and business globally. In many countries the ISO codes for the more common currencies are so well known publicly that exchange rates published in newspapers or posted in banks use only these to delineate the currencies, instead of translated currency names or ambiguous currency symbols. ISO 4217 codes are used on airline tickets and international train tickets to remove any ambiguity about the price.

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An airline ticket showing the price in the ISO 4217 code "EUR" (bottom left) and not the currency sign

Code formation

South East Asia Exchange Rates (6031878489)
A list of exchange rates for various base currencies given by a money changer in Thailand, with the Thailand Baht as the counter (or quote) currency. Note the Korean currency code should be KRW

The first two letters of the code are the two letters of the ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 country codes (which are also used as the basis for national top-level domains on the Internet) and the third is usually the initial of the currency itself. So Japan's currency code is JPY—JP for Japan and Y for yen. This eliminates the problem caused by the names dollar, franc, peso and pound being used in dozens of countries, each having significantly differing values. Also, if a currency is revalued, the currency code's last letter is changed to distinguish it from the old currency. In some cases, the third letter is the initial for "new" in that country's language, to distinguish it from an older currency that was revalued; the code sometimes outlasts the usage of the term "new" itself (for example, the code for the Mexican peso is MXN). Other changes can be seen, however; the Russian ruble, for example, changed from RUR to RUB, where the B comes from the third letter in the word "ruble".

Another example of the third letter not being the initial of the unit's name is EUR for the euro.

X currencies

In addition to codes for most active national currencies ISO 4217 provides codes for "supranational" currencies, procedural purposes, and several things which are "similar to" currencies:

The use of an initial letter "X" for these purposes is facilitated by the ISO 3166 rule that no official country code beginning with X will ever be assigned. Because of this rule ISO 4217 can use X codes without risk of clashing with a future country code. ISO 3166 country codes beginning with "X" are used for private custom use (reserved), never for official codes. For instance, the ISO 3166-based NATO country codes (STANAG 1059, 9th edition) use "X" codes for imaginary exercise countries ranging from XXB for "Brownland" to XXR for "Redland", as well as for major commands such as XXE for SHAPE or XXS for SACLANT. Consequently, ISO 4217 can use "X" codes for non-country-specific currencies without risk of clashing with future country codes.

The inclusion of EU (denoting the European Union) in the ISO 3166-1 reserved codes list, allows the euro to be coded as EUR rather than assigned a code beginning with X, even though it is a supranational currency.

Treatment of minor currency units (the "exponent")

The ISO 4217 standard includes a crude mechanism for expressing the relationship between a major currency unit and its corresponding minor currency unit. This mechanism is called the currency "exponent" and assumes a base of 10. For example, USD (the United States dollar) is equal to 100 of its minor currency unit the "cent". So the USD has exponent 2 (10 to the power 2 is 100, which is the number of cents in a dollar). The code JPY (Japanese yen) is given the exponent 0, because its minor unit, the sen, although nominally valued at 1/100 of a yen, is of such negligible value that it is no longer used. Usually, as with the USD, the minor currency unit has a value that is 1/100 of the major unit, but in some cases (including most varieties of the dinar) 1/1000 is used, and sometimes ratios apply which are not integer powers of 10. Mauritania does not use a decimal division of units, setting 1 ouguiya (UM) equal to 5 khoums, and Madagascar has 1 ariary = 5 iraimbilanja. Some currencies do not have any minor currency unit at all and these are given an exponent of 0, as with currencies whose minor units are unused due to negligible value.

Currency numbers

There is also a three-digit code number assigned to each currency, in the same manner as there is also a three-digit code number assigned to each country as part of ISO 3166. This numeric code is usually the same as the ISO 3166-1 numeric code. For example, USD (United States dollar) has code 840 which is also the numeric code for the US (United States).

Position of ISO 4217 code in amounts

The ISO standard does not regulate either the spacing, prefixing or suffixing in usage of currency codes. According however to the European Union's Publication Office,[5] in English, Irish, Latvian and Maltese texts, the ISO 4217 code is to be followed by a hard space[6] and the amount:

a sum of EUR 30

In Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish and Swedish the order is reversed; the amount is followed by a hard space and the ISO 4217 code:

une somme de 30 EUR

Note that, as illustrated, the order is determined not by the currency, but by the native language of the document context.


In 1973, the ISO Technical Committee 68 decided to develop codes for the representation of currencies and funds for use in any application of trade, commerce or banking. At the 17th session (February 1978), the related UN/ECE Group of Experts agreed that the three-letter alphabetic codes for International Standard ISO 4217, "Codes for the representation of currencies and funds", would be suitable for use in international trade.

Over time, new currencies are created and old currencies are discontinued. Frequently, these changes are due to the formation of new governments, treaties between countries standardizing on a shared currency, or revaluation of an existing currency due to excessive inflation. As a result, the list of codes must be updated from time to time. The ISO 4217 maintenance agency (MA), SIX Interbank Clearing, is responsible for maintaining the list of codes.

Active codes

The following is a list of active codes of official ISO 4217 currency names. In the standard the values are called "alphabetic code", "numeric code", and "minor unit".

Code Num E[7] Currency Locations using this currency
AED 784 2 United Arab Emirates dirham  United Arab Emirates
AFN 971 2 Afghan afghani  Afghanistan
ALL 008 2 Albanian lek  Albania
AMD 051 2 Armenian dram  Armenia
ANG 532 2 Netherlands Antillean guilder  Curaçao (CW),  Sint Maarten (SX)
AOA 973 2 Angolan kwanza  Angola
ARS 032 2 Argentine peso  Argentina
AUD 036 2 Australian dollar  Australia,  Christmas Island (CX),  Cocos (Keeling) Islands (CC),  Heard Island and McDonald Islands (HM),  Kiribati (KI),  Nauru (NR),  Norfolk Island (NF),  Tuvalu (TV)
AWG 533 2 Aruban florin  Aruba
AZN 944 2 Azerbaijani manat  Azerbaijan
BAM 977 2 Bosnia and Herzegovina convertible mark  Bosnia and Herzegovina
BBD 052 2 Barbados dollar  Barbados
BDT 050 2 Bangladeshi taka  Bangladesh
BGN 975 2 Bulgarian lev  Bulgaria
BHD 048 3 Bahraini dinar  Bahrain
BIF 108 0 Burundian franc  Burundi
BMD 060 2 Bermudian dollar  Bermuda
BND 096 2 Brunei dollar  Brunei
BOB 068 2 Boliviano  Bolivia
BOV 984 2 Bolivian Mvdol (funds code)  Bolivia
BRL 986 2 Brazilian real  Brazil
BSD 044 2 Bahamian dollar  Bahamas
BTN 064 2 Bhutanese ngultrum  Bhutan
BWP 072 2 Botswana pula  Botswana
BYN 933 2 Belarusian ruble  Belarus
BZD 084 2 Belize dollar  Belize
CAD 124 2 Canadian dollar  Canada
CDF 976 2 Congolese franc  Democratic Republic of the Congo
CHE 947 2 WIR Euro (complementary currency)   Switzerland
CHF 756 2 Swiss franc   Switzerland,  Liechtenstein (LI)
CHW 948 2 WIR Franc (complementary currency)   Switzerland
CLF 990 4 Unidad de Fomento (funds code)  Chile
CLP 152 0 Chilean peso  Chile
CNY 156 2 Renminbi (Chinese) yuan[8]  China
COP 170 2 Colombian peso  Colombia
COU 970 2[9] Unidad de Valor Real (UVR) (funds code)[9]  Colombia
CRC 188 2 Costa Rican colon  Costa Rica
CUC 931 2 Cuban convertible peso  Cuba
CUP 192 2 Cuban peso  Cuba
CVE 132 2 Cape Verde escudo  Cabo Verde
CZK 203 2 Czech koruna  Czechia [10]
DJF 262 0 Djiboutian franc  Djibouti
DKK 208 2 Danish krone  Denmark,  Faroe Islands (FO),  Greenland (GL)
DOP 214 2 Dominican peso  Dominican Republic
DZD 012 2 Algerian dinar  Algeria
EGP 818 2 Egyptian pound  Egypt
ERN 232 2 Eritrean nakfa  Eritrea
ETB 230 2 Ethiopian birr  Ethiopia
EUR 978 2 Euro  Åland Islands (AX),  European Union (EU),  Andorra (AD),  Austria (AT),  Belgium (BE),  Cyprus (CY),  Estonia (EE),  Finland (FI),  France (FR),  French Southern and Antarctic Lands (TF),  Germany (DE),  Greece (GR),  Guadeloupe (GP),  Ireland (IE),  Italy (IT),  Latvia (LV),  Lithuania (LT),  Luxembourg (LU),  Malta (MT),  French Guiana (GF),  Martinique (MQ),  Mayotte (YT),  Monaco (MC),  Montenegro (ME),  Netherlands (NL),  Portugal (PT),  Réunion (RE),  Saint Barthélemy (BL),  Saint Martin (MF),  Saint Pierre and Miquelon (PM),  San Marino (SM),  Slovakia (SK),  Slovenia (SI),  Spain (ES),  Holy See (VA)
FJD 242 2 Fiji dollar  Fiji
FKP 238 2 Falkland Islands pound  Falkland Islands (pegged to GBP 1:1)
GBP 826 2 Pound sterling  United Kingdom,  British Indian Ocean Territory (IO) (also uses USD), the  Isle of Man (IM, see Manx pound),  Jersey (JE, see Jersey pound), and  Guernsey (GG, see Guernsey pound)
GEL 981 2 Georgian lari  Georgia
GHS 936 2 Ghanaian cedi  Ghana
GIP 292 2 Gibraltar pound  Gibraltar (pegged to GBP 1:1)
GMD 270 2 Gambian dalasi  Gambia
GNF 324 0 Guinean franc  Guinea
GTQ 320 2 Guatemalan quetzal  Guatemala
GYD 328 2 Guyanese dollar  Guyana
HKD 344 2 Hong Kong dollar  Hong Kong
HNL 340 2 Honduran lempira  Honduras
HRK 191 2 Croatian kuna  Croatia
HTG 332 2 Haitian gourde  Haiti
HUF 348 2 Hungarian forint  Hungary
IDR 360 2 Indonesian rupiah  Indonesia
ILS 376 2 Israeli new shekel  Israel,  Palestinian Authority[11]
INR 356 2 Indian rupee  India,  Bhutan
IQD 368 3 Iraqi dinar  Iraq
IRR 364 2 Iranian rial  Iran
ISK 352 0 Icelandic króna  Iceland
JMD 388 2 Jamaican dollar  Jamaica
JOD 400 3 Jordanian dinar  Jordan
JPY 392 0 Japanese yen  Japan
KES 404 2 Kenyan shilling  Kenya
KGS 417 2 Kyrgyzstani som  Kyrgyzstan
KHR 116 2 Cambodian riel  Cambodia
KMF 174 0 Comoro franc  Comoros
KPW 408 2 North Korean won  North Korea
KRW 410 0 South Korean won  South Korea
KWD 414 3 Kuwaiti dinar  Kuwait
KYD 136 2 Cayman Islands dollar  Cayman Islands
KZT 398 2 Kazakhstani tenge  Kazakhstan
LAK 418 2 Lao kip  Laos
LBP 422 2 Lebanese pound  Lebanon
LKR 144 2 Sri Lankan rupee  Sri Lanka
LRD 430 2 Liberian dollar  Liberia
LSL 426 2 Lesotho loti  Lesotho
LYD 434 3 Libyan dinar  Libya
MAD 504 2 Moroccan dirham  Morocco,  Western Sahara
MDL 498 2 Moldovan leu  Moldova
MGA 969 2*[12] Malagasy ariary  Madagascar
MKD 807 2 Macedonian denar  North Macedonia
MMK 104 2 Myanmar kyat  Myanmar
MNT 496 2 Mongolian tögrög  Mongolia
MOP 446 2 Macanese pataca  Macau
MRU[13] 929 2*[12] Mauritanian ouguiya  Mauritania
MUR 480 2 Mauritian rupee  Mauritius
MVR 462 2 Maldivian rufiyaa  Maldives
MWK 454 2 Malawian kwacha  Malawi
MXN 484 2 Mexican peso  Mexico
MXV 979 2 Mexican Unidad de Inversion (UDI) (funds code)  Mexico
MYR 458 2 Malaysian ringgit  Malaysia
MZN 943 2 Mozambican metical  Mozambique
NAD 516 2 Namibian dollar  Namibia
NGN 566 2 Nigerian naira  Nigeria
NIO 558 2 Nicaraguan córdoba  Nicaragua
NOK 578 2 Norwegian krone  Norway,  Svalbard and  Jan Mayen (SJ),  Bouvet Island (BV)
NPR 524 2 Nepalese rupee    Nepal
NZD 554 2 New Zealand dollar  New Zealand,  Cook Islands (CK),  Niue (NU),  Pitcairn Islands (PN; see also Pitcairn Islands dollar),  Tokelau (TK)
OMR 512 3 Omani rial  Oman
PAB 590 2 Panamanian balboa  Panama
PEN 604 2 Peruvian sol  Peru
PGK 598 2 Papua New Guinean kina  Papua New Guinea
PHP 608 2 Philippine peso[14]  Philippines
PKR 586 2 Pakistani rupee  Pakistan
PLN 985 2 Polish złoty  Poland
PYG 600 0 Paraguayan guaraní  Paraguay
QAR 634 2 Qatari riyal  Qatar
RON 946 2 Romanian leu  Romania
RSD 941 2 Serbian dinar  Serbia
RUB 643 2 Russian ruble  Russia
RWF 646 0 Rwandan franc  Rwanda
SAR 682 2 Saudi riyal  Saudi Arabia
SBD 090 2 Solomon Islands dollar  Solomon Islands
SCR 690 2 Seychelles rupee  Seychelles
SDG 938 2 Sudanese pound  Sudan
SEK 752 2 Swedish krona/kronor  Sweden
SGD 702 2 Singapore dollar  Singapore
SHP 654 2 Saint Helena pound  Saint Helena (SH-SH),  Ascension Island (SH-AC),  Tristan da Cunha
SLL 694 2 Sierra Leonean leone  Sierra Leone
SOS 706 2 Somali shilling  Somalia
SRD 968 2 Surinamese dollar  Suriname
SSP 728 2 South Sudanese pound  South Sudan
STN[15] 930 2 São Tomé and Príncipe dobra  São Tomé and Príncipe
SVC 222 2 Salvadoran colón  El Salvador
SYP 760 2 Syrian pound  Syria
SZL 748 2 Swazi lilangeni  Eswatini[14]
THB 764 2 Thai baht  Thailand
TJS 972 2 Tajikistani somoni  Tajikistan
TMT 934 2 Turkmenistan manat  Turkmenistan
TND 788 3 Tunisian dinar  Tunisia
TOP 776 2 Tongan paʻanga  Tonga
TRY 949 2 Turkish lira  Turkey
TTD 780 2 Trinidad and Tobago dollar  Trinidad and Tobago
TWD 901 2 New Taiwan dollar  Taiwan
TZS 834 2 Tanzanian shilling  Tanzania
UAH 980 2 Ukrainian hryvnia  Ukraine
UGX 800 0 Ugandan shilling  Uganda
USD 840 2 United States dollar  United States,  American Samoa (AS),  Barbados (BB) (as well as Barbados Dollar),  Bermuda (BM) (as well as Bermudian Dollar),  British Indian Ocean Territory (IO) (also uses GBP),  British Virgin Islands (VG),  Caribbean Netherlands (BQ – Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba),  Ecuador (EC),  El Salvador (SV),  Guam (GU),  Haiti (HT),  Marshall Islands (MH),  Federated States of Micronesia (FM),  Northern Mariana Islands (MP),  Palau (PW),  Panama (PA) (as well as Panamanian Balboa),  Puerto Rico (PR),  Timor-Leste (TL),  Turks and Caicos Islands (TC),  U.S. Virgin Islands (VI),  United States Minor Outlying Islands (UM)
USN 997 2 United States dollar (next day) (funds code)  United States
UYI 940 0 Uruguay Peso en Unidades Indexadas (URUIURUI) (funds code)  Uruguay
UYU 858 2 Uruguayan peso  Uruguay
UYW 927 4 Unidad previsional[16]  Uruguay
UZS 860 2 Uzbekistan som  Uzbekistan
VES 928 2 Venezuelan bolívar soberano[14]  Venezuela
VND 704 0 Vietnamese đồng  Vietnam
VUV 548 0 Vanuatu vatu  Vanuatu
WST 882 2 Samoan tala  Samoa
XAF 950 0 CFA franc BEAC  Cameroon (CM),  Central African Republic (CF),  Republic of the Congo (CG),  Chad (TD),  Equatorial Guinea (GQ),  Gabon (GA)
XAG 961 . Silver (one troy ounce)
XAU 959 . Gold (one troy ounce)
XBA 955 . European Composite Unit (EURCO) (bond market unit)
XBB 956 . European Monetary Unit (E.M.U.-6) (bond market unit)
XBC 957 . European Unit of Account 9 (E.U.A.-9) (bond market unit)
XBD 958 . European Unit of Account 17 (E.U.A.-17) (bond market unit)
XCD 951 2 East Caribbean dollar  Anguilla (AI),  Antigua and Barbuda (AG),  Dominica (DM),  Grenada (GD),  Montserrat (MS),  Saint Kitts and Nevis (KN),  Saint Lucia (LC),  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (VC)
XDR 960 . Special drawing rights International Monetary Fund
XOF 952 0 CFA franc BCEAO  Benin (BJ),  Burkina Faso (BF),  Côte d'Ivoire (CI),  Guinea-Bissau (GW),  Mali (ML),  Niger (NE),  Senegal (SN),  Togo (TG)
XPD 964 . Palladium (one troy ounce)
XPF 953 0 CFP franc (franc Pacifique) French territories of the Pacific Ocean:  French Polynesia (PF),  New Caledonia (NC),  Wallis and Futuna (WF)
XPT 962 . Platinum (one troy ounce)
XSU 994 . SUCRE Unified System for Regional Compensation (SUCRE)[17]
XTS 963 . Code reserved for testing
XUA 965 . ADB Unit of Account African Development Bank[18]
XXX 999 . No currency
YER 886 2 Yemeni rial  Yemen
ZAR 710 2 South African rand  Lesotho,  Namibia,  South Africa
ZMW 967 2 Zambian kwacha  Zambia
ZWL 932 2 Zimbabwean dollar  Zimbabwe

USD/USS/USN, three currency codes belonging to the US

The US dollar has two codes assigned: USD and USN (next day). The USS (same day) code is not in use any longer, and was removed from the list of active ISO 4217 codes in March 2014.

According to UN/CEFACT recommendation 9, paragraphs 8–9 ECE/TRADE/203, 1996, available online:

8. In applications where monetary resources associated with a currency (i.e. funds) need not be specified and where a field identifier indicating currency is used, the first two (leftmost) characters are sufficient to identify a currency—example: US for United States dollars for general, unspecified purposes where a field identifier indicating currency is present. (A field identifier can be a preprinted field heading in an aligned document or a similarly-agreed application in electronic transmission of data.)
9. In applications where there is a need to distinguish between types of currencies, or where funds are required as in the banking environment, or where there is no field identifier, the third (rightmost) character of the alphabetic code is an indicator, preferably mnemonic, derived from the name of the major currency unit or fund—example: USD for general, unspecified purposes; USN for United States dollar next-day funds, and USS for funds which are immediately available for Federal Reserve transfer, withdrawal in cash or transfer in like funds (same-day funds). Since there is no need for such a distinction in international trade applications, the funds codes have not been included in the Annex to the present Recommendation.

Future codes

As of August 2018, there are no new codes planned to be added to the standard.

Non ISO 4217 currencies

Currencies without ISO 4217 currency codes

A number of currencies are not included in ISO 4217, because these currencies are: (a) minor currencies pegged 1:1 to a larger currency, even if independently regulated (b) a legal tender only issued as commemorative banknotes or coinage, or (c) a currency of an unrecognized or partially recognized state. These currencies include:

See Category:Fixed exchange rate for a list of all currently pegged currencies.

Unofficial currency codes

Despite having no official recognition in ISO 4217, the following non-ISO codes are sometimes used locally or commercially.

Code Num E[7] Currency Locations using this currency
CNH[20] 2 Chinese yuan (when traded offshore) Hong Kong
GGP 2 Guernsey pound Guernsey
IMP 2 Isle of Man pound also Manx pound Isle of Man
JEP 2 Jersey pound Jersey
KID[21] 2 Kiribati dollar Kiribati
NIS 2 Israeli new shekel Israel [22] (Conflicts with ISO-4217 as NI stands for Nicaragua)
NTD 2 New Taiwan dollar Taiwan
PRB 2 Transnistrian ruble Transnistria (Conflicts with ISO-4217 as PR stands for Puerto Rico)
SLS 2 Somaliland shilling Somaliland (Conflicts with ISO-4217 as SL stands for Sierra Leone)
RMB 2 Renminbi (Chinese) yuan Mainland China (from its official name RenMinBi)
TVD 2 Tuvalu dollar Tuvalu
ZWB 2 Zimbabwean bonds Zimbabwe

In addition, GBX is sometimes used (for example on the London Stock Exchange) to denote Penny sterling, a subdivision of pound sterling, the currency for the United Kingdom.


Recently, cryptocurrencies have unofficially used ISO-like codes on various cryptocurrency exchanges, for instance LTC for Litecoin, NMC for Namecoin and XRP for the XRP Ledger. SIX Interbank Clearing (a Maintenance Agency of ISO) is currently studying the impact and role of cryptocurrencies and other independent currencies on ISO 4217.[23]

Code Num E[7] Currency Notes
DASH _ 8 Dash
ETH _ 18 Ether ETH conflicts with ISO 4217 because ET stands for Ethiopia.
VTC _ 8 Vertcoin
XBC _ 8 Bitcoin Cash XBC conflicts with European Unit of Account 9 (E.U.A.-9)
XBT[24] (formerly BTC)[25] _ 8 Bitcoin BTC conflicts with ISO 4217 because BT stands for Bhutan.
XLM _ 8 Stellar Lumen
XMR _ 12 Monero
ZEC _ 8 Zcash

Historical currency codes

A number of currencies had official ISO 4217 currency codes and currency names until their replacement by another currency. The table below shows the ISO currency codes of former currencies and their common names (which do not always match the ISO 4217 names).

Code Num E[7] Currency From Until Replaced by
ADF ... 2 Andorran franc 1960 1999-01-01 EUR
ADP 020 0 Andorran peseta 1869 1999-01-01 EUR
AFA 004 Afghan afghani 1925 2003 AFN
AOK ... 0 Angolan kwanza 1977-01-08 1990-09-24 AON (AOA)
AON 024 0 Angolan new kwanza 1990-09-25 1995-06-30 AOR (AOA)
AOR 982 0 Angolan kwanza readjustado 1995-07-01 1999-11-30 AOA
ARL ... 2 Argentine peso ley 1970-01-01 1983-05-05 ARP (ARS)
ARP 032 2 Argentine peso argentino 1983-06-06 1985-06-14 ARA (ARS)
ARA 032 2 Argentine austral 1985-06-15 1991-12-31 ARS
ATS 040 2 Austrian schilling 1945 1999-01-01 EUR
AZM 031 0 Azerbaijani manat 1992-08-15 2006-01-01 AZN
BAD 070 2 Bosnia and Herzegovina dinar 1992-07-01 1998-02-04 BAM
BEF 056 2 Belgian franc 1832 1999-01-01 EUR
BGL 100 2 Bulgarian lev 1962 1999-08-31 BGN
BOP ... 2 Bolivian peso 1963-01-01 1987-01-01 BOB
BRB ... 2 Brazilian cruzeiro 1970 1986-02-28 BRC (BRL)
BRC 076 2 Brazilian cruzado 1986-02-28 1989-01-15 BRN (BRL)
BRN 076 2 Brazilian cruzado novo 1989-01-16 1990-03-15 BRE (BRL)
BRE 076 2 Brazilian cruzeiro 1990-03-15 1993-08-01 BRR (BRL)
BRR 987 2 Brazilian cruzeiro real 1993-08-01 1994-06-30 BRL
BYB 112 2 Belarusian ruble 1992 1999-12-31 BYR (BYN)
BYR 974 0 Belarusian ruble 2000-01-01 2016-06-30 BYN
CSD 891 2 Serbian dinar 2003-07-03 2006-06-19 RSD
CSK 200 Czechoslovak koruna 1919-04-10 1993-02-08 CZK/SKK (CZK/EUR)
CYP 196 2 Cypriot pound 1879 2006-01-01 EUR
DDM 278 East German mark 1948-06-21 1990-07-01 DEM (EUR)
DEM 276[26] 2 German mark 1948 1999-01-01 EUR
ECS 218 0 Ecuadorian sucre 1884 2000-02-29 USD
ECV 983 . Ecuador Unidad de Valor Constante (funds code) 1993 2000-02-29
EEK 233 2 Estonian kroon 1992 2010-01-01 EUR
ESA 996 Spanish peseta (account A) ? 1978 to 1981 ESP (EUR)
ESB 995 Spanish peseta (account B) ? 1994-12 ESP (EUR)
ESP 724 0 Spanish peseta 1869 1999-01-01 EUR
FIM 246 2 Finnish markka 1860 1999-01-01 EUR
FRF 250 2 French franc 1960 1999-01-01 EUR
GNE ... Guinean syli 1971 1985-12-31 GNF
GHC 288 0 Ghanaian cedi 1967 2007-07-01 GHS
GQE ... Equatorial Guinean ekwele 1975 1985-12-31 XAF
GRD 300 2 Greek drachma 1954 2001-01-01 EUR
GWP 624 Guinea-Bissau peso 1975 1997-05-31 XOF
HRD 191 Croatian dinar 1991-12-23 1994-05-30 HRK
IEP 372 2 Irish pound 1938 1999-01-01 EUR
ILP ... 3, 2 Israeli lira 1948 1980-02-20 ILR (ILS)
ILR ... 2 Israeli shekel 1980-02-24 1985-12-31 ILS
ISJ ... 2 Icelandic old króna 1922 1981-06-30 ISK
ITL 380 0 Italian lira 1861 1999-01-01 EUR
LAJ ... Lao kip 1965 1979-12-31 LAK
LTL 440 2 Lithuanian litas 1993 2015-01-01 EUR
LUF 442 2 Luxembourg franc 1944 1999-01-01 EUR
LVL 428 2 Latvian lats 1992 2013-01-01 EUR
MAF ... Moroccan franc 1921 1960–1976 MAD
MCF ... 2 Monegasque franc 1960 1995-03-31 FRF(1995-04-01 – 1998-12-31), EUR (1999-01-01 – Present)
MGF 450 2 Malagasy franc 1963-07-01 2005-01-01 MGA
MKN ... Old Macedonian denar 1991 1993-06-30 MKD
MLF 466 Mali franc ? 1984-01-01 XOF
MVQ ... Maldivian rupee ? 1981-12-31 MVR
MRO 478 Mauritanian Ouguiya 1973-06-29 2018-01-01 MRU
MXP ... Mexican peso ? 1993-03-31 MXN
MZM 508 0 Mozambican metical 1980 2006-06-30 MZN
MTL 470 2 Maltese lira 1972[27] 2006-01-01 EUR
NIC ... 2 Nicaraguan córdoba 1988 1990-10-31 NIO
NLG 528 2 Dutch guilder 1810s 1999-01-01 EUR
PEH ... Peruvian old sol 1863 1985-02-01 PEI (PEN)
PEI 604 Peruvian inti 1985-02-01 1991-10-01 PEN
PLZ 616 Polish zloty 1950-10-30 1994-12-31 PLN
PTE 620 0 Portuguese escudo 1911-05-22 1999-01-01 EUR
ROL 642 Romanian leu 1952-01-28 2005 RON
RUR 810 2 Russian ruble 1992 1997-12-31 RUB
SDD 736 Sudanese dinar 1992-06-08 2007-01-10 SDG
SDP ... Sudanese old pound 1956 1992-06-08 SDD (SDG)
SIT 705 2 Slovenian tolar 1991-10-08 2005-01-01 EUR
SKK 703 2 Slovak koruna 1993-02-08 2007-01-01 EUR
SML ... 0 San Marinese lira 1864 1992-08-31 ITL (1992-09-01 – 1998-12-31), EUR (1999-01-01 – Present)
SRG 740 Suriname guilder ? 2004 SRD
STD 678 São Tomé and Príncipe Dobra 1977 2018-04-01 STN
SUR ... Soviet Union ruble 1961 1991-12-26 RUR (RUB/AMD/AZN/BYN/EUR/GEL/KZT/KGS/MDL/TJS/TMT/UAH/UZS)
TJR 762 Tajikistani ruble 1995-05-10 2000-10-30 TJS
TMM 795 0 Turkmenistani manat 1993-11-1 2008-12-31 TMT
TPE 626 Portuguese Timorese escudo 1959 1976 USD
TRL 792 0 Turkish lira 1843 2005-12-31 TRY
UAK 804 Ukrainian karbovanets 1992-10-1 1996-09-01 UAH
UGS ... Ugandan shilling ? 1987-12-31 UGX
USS 998 2 United States dollar (same day) (funds code)[28] ? 2014-03-28[29]
UYP ... Uruguay peso 1896 1975-07-01 UYN
UYN ... Uruguay new peso 1975-07-01[30] 1993-03-01 UYU
VAL ... 0 Vatican lira 1929 1994-12-31 ITL (1995-01-01 – 1998-12-31), EUR (1999-01-01 – Present)
VEB 862 2 Venezuelan bolívar ? 2008-01-01 VEF (VES)
VEF 937 2 Venezuelan bolívar fuerte ? 2018-08-20[14] VES
XEU 954 . European Currency Unit 1979-03-13 1998-12-31 EUR
XFO ... Gold franc (special settlement currency) 1803 2003 XDR
XFU ... . UIC franc (special settlement currency) ? 2013-11-07[31] EUR
YDD 720 South Yemeni dinar ? 1996-06-11 YER
YUD ... 2 Yugoslav dinar 1966-01-01 1989-12-31 YUN (MKD/RSD/EUR/HRK/BAM)
YUN 890 2 Yugoslav dinar 1990-01-01 1992-06-30 YUR (MKD/RSD/EUR/HRK/BAM)
YUR ... 2 Yugoslav dinar 1992-07-01 1993-09-30 YUO (MKD/RSD/EUR/HRK/BAM)
YUO ... 2 Yugoslav dinar 1993-10-01 1993-12-31 YUG (MKD/RSD/EUR/HRK/BAM)
YUG ... 2 Yugoslav dinar 1994-01-01 1994-01-23 YUM (MKD/RSD/EUR/HRK/BAM)
YUM 891 2 Yugoslav dinar 1994-01-24 2003-07-02 CSD (MKD/RSD/EUR/HRK/BAM)
ZAL 991 . South African financial rand (funds code) 1985-09-01 1995-03-13
ZMK 894 2 Zambian kwacha 1968-01-16[32] 2013-01-01 ZMW
ZRZ 180 3 Zairean zaire 1967 1993 ZRN (CDF)
ZRN 180 2 Zairean new zaire 1993 1997 CDF
ZWC ... 2 Rhodesian dollar 1970-02-17 1980 ZWD (USD/Zimbabwean bonds)
ZWD 716 2 Zimbabwean dollar 1980-04-18 2006-07-31 ZWN (USD/Zimbabwean bonds)
ZWN 942 2 Zimbabwean dollar 2006-08-01 2008-07-31 ZWR (USD/Zimbabwean bonds)
ZWR 935 2 Zimbabwean dollar 2008-08-01 2009-02-02 ZWL (USD/Zimbabwean bonds)
ZWL 932 2 Zimbabwean dollar 2009-02-03 2009-04-12 USD/Zimbabwean bonds

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  3. ^ "List of codes for historic denominations of currencies & funds – ISO Currency". SIX.
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  5. ^ OP/B.3/CRI, Publications Office -. "Publications Office — Interinstitutional style guide — 7.3.3. Rules for expressing monetary units".
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  11. ^ According to Article 4 of the 1994 Paris Protocol The Protocol allows the Palestinian Authority to adopt additional currencies. In the West Bank the Jordanian dinar is widely accepted and in the Gaza Strip the Egyptian pound is often used.
  12. ^ a b The Malagasy ariary and the Mauritanian ouguiya are technically divided into five subunits (the iraimbilanja and khoum respectively) the coins display "1/5" on their face and are referred to as a "fifth" (Khoum/cinquième); These are not used in practice, but when written out, a single significant digit is used. E.g. 1.2 UM.
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Afghan afghani

The afghani (sign: Afs or AFs; code: AFN; Pashto: افغانۍ; Dari: افغانی) is the currency of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, which is issued by the nation's central bank called Da Afghanistan Bank. It is nominally subdivided into 100 puls (پول), although there are no pul coins currently in circulation. In 2019, one U.S. dollar was exchanged for approximately 75 afghanis.

Argentine austral

The austral was the currency of Argentina between June 15, 1985 and December 31, 1991. It was subdivided into 100 centavos. The symbol was an uppercase A with an extra horizontal line, code point U+20B3 AUSTRAL SIGN ₳. This symbol appeared on all coins issued in this currency (including centavos), to distinguish them from earlier currencies. The ISO 4217 code is ARA.

Bhutanese ngultrum

The ngultrum (Dzongkha: དངུལ་ཀྲམ [ŋýˈʈúm], symbol: Nu., code: BTN) is the currency of the Kingdom of Bhutan. It is subdivided into 100 chhertum (Dzongkha: ཕྱེད་ཏམ [pt͡ɕʰɛ́ˈtám], spelled as chetrums on coins until 1979). The Royal Monetary Authority of Bhutan is the minting authority of the Ngultrum banknotes and coins. The Ngultrum is currently pegged to the Indian rupee at parity.

Cambodian riel

The riel (Khmer: រៀល; sign: ៛; code: KHR) is the currency of Cambodia. There have been two distinct riel, the first issued between 1953 and May 1975. Between 1975 and 1980, the country had no monetary system. A second currency, also named "riel", has been issued since March 20, 1980. The symbol is encoded in Unicode at U+17DB ៛ KHMER CURRENCY SYMBOL RIEL (HTML ៛).

Popular belief suggests that the name of the currency comes from the Mekong river fish, the riel ("small fish" in Khmer). It is more likely that the name derives from the high silver content Mexican real used by Malay, Indian and Chinese merchants in mid-19th-century Cambodia.

Gold franc

The gold franc (currency code: XFO) was the unit of account for the Bank for International Settlements from 1930 until April 1, 2003. It was replaced with the special drawing right. It was originally based on the Franc Germinal, and remained at the value the franc was pegged (0.290322 g fine gold) after the countries of the Latin Monetary Union came off the gold standard.

Honduran lempira

The lempira (, sign: L, ISO 4217 code: HNL) is the currency of Honduras. It is subdivided into 100 centavos.

Jordanian dinar

The Jordanian dinar (Arabic: دينار‎; code: JOD; unofficially abbreviated as JD) has been the currency of Jordan since 1950.

The Jordanian dinar is also widely used alongside the Israeli shekel in the West Bank. The dinar is divided into 10 dirhams, 100 qirsh (also called piastres) or 1000 fulus.

Kuwaiti dinar

The Kuwaiti dinar (Arabic: دينار‎, code: KWD) is the currency of Kuwait. It is sub-divided into 1,000 fils.

Lebanese pound

The Lebanese pound (Arabic: ليرة لبنانية‎ lira libnaniyya; French: livre libanaise; sign: ل.ل.‎, ISO 4217: LBP) is the currency of Lebanon. It used to be divided into 100 piastres (or qirsh) but high inflation in the Lebanese Civil War has eliminated the subdivisions.

The plural form of lira, as used on the currency, is either lirat (ليرات) or the same, whilst there were four forms for qirsh: the dual qirshan (قرشان), the plural qirush (قروش) used with numbers 3–10, the accusative singular qirsha (قرشا) used with 11–99, or the genitive singular qirshi (قرش) used with multiples of 100. In both cases, the number determines which plural form is used. Before the Second World War, the Arabic spelling of the subdivision was غرش (girsh). All of Lebanon's coins and banknotes are bilingual in Arabic and French.

Maldivian rufiyaa

The Maldivian rufiyaa (Dhivehi: ދިވެހި ރުފިޔާ; sign: Rf or .ރ; code: MVR) is the currency of the Maldives. The issuance of the currency is controlled by the Maldives Monetary Authority (MMA). The most commonly used symbols for the rufiyaa are MRF and Rf. The ISO 4217 code for Maldivian rufiyaa is MVR. The rufiyaa is subdivided into 100 laari.

The name "rufiyaa" is derived from the Sanskrit रूप्य (rūpya, wrought silver). The midpoint of exchange rate is 12.85 rufiyaa per US dollar and the rate is permitted to fluctuate within a ±20% band, i.e. between 10.28 rufiyaa and 15.42 rufiyaa as of 10 April 2011.

Omani rial

The rial (Arabic: ريال‎, ISO 4217 code OMR) is the currency of Oman. It is divided into 1000 baisa (also written baisa, بيسة). The Omani rial is the world's 3rd highest valued currency.

Qatari riyal

The Qatari riyal (sign: QR or ر.ق; code: QAR) is the currency of the State of Qatar. It is divided into 100 dirhams (Arabic: درهم‎) and is abbreviated as either QR (English) or ر.ق (Arabic).

Samoan tālā

The tālā is the currency of Samoa. It is divided into 100 sene. The terms tālā and sene are the equivalents or transliteration of the English words dollar and cent, in the Samoan language.

The tālā was introduced on 10 July 1967, following the country's political independence from New Zealand in 1962. Until that time, Samoa had used the pound, with coins from New Zealand and its own banknotes. The tālā replaced the pound at a rate of 2 tālā = 1 pound and was, therefore, equal to the New Zealand dollar. The tālā remained equal to the New Zealand dollar until 1975.

The symbol WS$ is still used for the tālā, representing the country's previous name Western Samoa, used up to 1997, when the word Western was officially removed and the country became known as just Samoa. Therefore, the symbol SAT, ST and T appear to be in use as well.

Sometimes figures are written with the dollar sign in front, followed by "tālā". e.g. $100 tālā.The Samoan currency is issued and regulated by the Central Bank of Samoa.

Saudi riyal

The Saudi riyal (Arabic: ريال‎ riyāl); is the currency of Saudi Arabia. It is abbreviated as

ر.س or SR (Saudi riyal). It is subdivided into 100 halalas (Arabic: هللة‎ Halalah).

Sri Lankan rupee

The rupee (Sinhala: රුපියල්, Tamil: ரூபாய்) (signs: රු, ரூ, Rs; code: LKR) is the currency of Sri Lanka, divided into 100 cents. It is issued by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka. The abbreviation is generally Rs., but "LKR" is occasionally used to distinguish it from other currencies also called rupee.

Surinamese dollar

The Surinamese dollar (ISO 4217 code SRD) has been the currency of Suriname since 2004. It is normally abbreviated with the dollar sign $, or alternatively Sr$ to distinguish it from other dollar-denominated currencies. It is divided into 100 cents.

Tajikistani samani

The Samani (Tajik: cомонӣ, Persian: سامانی/ Samani‎, ISO 4217 code: TJS) is the currency of Tajikistan. It is subdivided into 100 diram (Tajik: дирам). The currency is named after the father of the Tajik nation, Ismail Samani (also spelled Ismoil Somoni).

United Arab Emirates dirham

The United Arab Emirates dirham (Arabic: درهم‎, sign: د.إ; code: AED), also known as simply the Emirati dirham, is the currency of the United Arab Emirates. The term dirham is officially abbreviated "AED", while unofficial abbreviations include "DH" or "Dhs.". The dirham is subdivided into 100 fils (فلس).

Uruguayan peso

Uruguayan peso (Spanish: peso uruguayo) has been a name of the Uruguayan currency since Uruguay's settlement by Europeans. The present currency, the peso uruguayo (ISO 4217 code: UYU) was adopted in 1993 and is subdivided into 100 centésimos. There are no centésimo coins currently in circulation.

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