Currency Acronyms and Abbreviations

Countries around the world have their own currency and traders learn to quickly recognize those currencies by their three-letter acronym or abbreviation.

The two letters at the start refer to the name of the country and the third is the currency. E.g. AUD is the Australian Dollar. This is based on the ISO international standard – 4217. The table below is to assist you when you trade to quickly recognise the currencies.

The euro as a standard currency has been adopted by 18 of the 28 European member states at the time of writing. Additionally, the euro has also been adopted by Monaco, San Marino, The Vatican City and Andorra. Also four territories dependent to France and one to Britain. In the list below we list the countries’ original currencies and note the euro.

Country/Currency Acr./Abb.
Australia Dollar AUD
Great Britain Pound GBP
Euro EUR
Japan Yen JPY
Switzerland Franc CHF
USA Dollar USD
Afghanistan Afghani AFN
Albania Lek ALL
Algeria Dinar DZD
Angola Kwanza AOA
Argentina Peso ARS
Armenia Dram AMD
Aruba Florin AWG
Australia Dollar AUD
Austria Schilling ATS (EURO)
Belgium Franc BEF (EURO)
Azerbaijan New Manat AZN
Bahamas Dollar BSD
Bahrain Dinar BHD
Bangladesh Taka BDT
Barbados Dollar BBD
Belarus Ruble BYR
Belize Dollar BZD
Bermuda Dollar BMD
Bhutan Ngultrum BTN
Bolivia Boliviano BOB
Bosnia Mark BAM
Botswana Pula BWP
Brazil Real BRL
Great Britain Pound GBP
Brunei Dollar BND
Bulgaria Lev BGN
Burundi Franc BIF
CFA Franc BCEAO XOF
CFA Franc BEAC XAF
CFP Franc XPF
Cambodia Riel KHR
Canada Dollar CAD
Cape Verde Escudo CVE
Cayman Islands Dollar KYD
Chili Peso CLP
China Yuan/Renminbi CNY
Colombia Peso COP
Comoros Franc KMF
Congo Franc CDF
Costa Rica Colon CRC
Croatia Kuna HRK
Cuba Convertible Peso CUC
Cuba Peso CUP
Cyprus Pound CYP (EURO)
Czech Koruna CZK
Denmark Krone DKK
Djibouti Franc DJF
Dominican Republich Peso DOP
East Caribbean Dollar XCD
Egypt Pound EGP
El Salvador Colon SVC
Estonia Kroon EEK (EURO)
Ethiopia Birr ETB
Euro EUR
Falkland Islands Pound FKP
Finland Markka FIM (EURO)
Fiji Dollar FJD
Gambia Dalasi GMD
Georgia Lari GEL
Germany Mark DMK (EURO)
Ghana New Cedi GHS
Gibraltar Pound GIP
Greece Drachma GRD (EURO)
Guatemala Quetzal GTQ
Guinea Franc GNF
Guyana Dollar GYD
Haiti Gourde HTG
Honduras Lempira HNL
Hong Kong Dollar HKD
Hungary Forint HUF
Iceland Krona ISK
India Rupee INR
Indonesia Rupiah IDR
Iran Rial IRR
Iraq Dinar IQD
Ireland Pound IED (EURO)
Israel New Shekel ILS
Italy Lira ITL (EURO)
Jamaica Dollar JMD
Japan Yen JPY
Jordan Dinar JOD
Kazakhstan Tenge KZT
Kenya Shilling KES
Kuwait Dinar KWD
Kyrgyzstan Som KGS
Laos Kip LAK
Latvia Lats LVL (EURO)
Lebanon Pound LBP
Lesotho Loti LSL
Liberia Dollar LRD
Libya Dinar LYD
Lithuania Litas LTL (EURO)
Luxembourg Franc LUF (EURO)
Macau Pataca MOP
Macedonia Denar MKD
Malagasy Ariary MGA
Malawi Kwacha MWK
Malaysia Ringgit MYR
Maldives Rufiyaa MVR
Malta Lira MTL (EURO)
Mauritania Ouguiya MRO
Mauritius Rupee MUR
Mexico Peso MXN
Moldova Leu MDL
Mongolia Tugrik MNT
Morocco Dirham MAD
Mozambique New Metical MZN
Myanmar Kyat MMK
NL Antilles Guilder ANG
Namibia Dollar NAD
Nepal Rupee NPR
Netherlands Guilder NLG (EURO)
New Zealand Dollar NZD
Nicaragua Cordoba Oro NIO
Nigeria Naira NGN
North Korea Won KPW
Norway Kroner NOK
Oman Rial OMR
Pakistan Rupee PKR
Panama Balboa PAB
Papua New Guinea Kina PGK
Paraguay Guarani PYG
Peru Nuevo Sol PEN
Philippines Peso PHP
Poland Zloty PLN
Portugal Escudo PTE (EURO)
Qatar Rial QAR
Romania New Lei RON
Russia Rouble RUB
Rwanda Franc RWF
Samoa Tala WST
Sao Tome/Principe Dobra STD
Saudi Arabia Riyal SAR
Serbia Dinar RSD
Seychelles Rupee SCR
Sierra Leone Leone SLL
Singapore Dollar SGD
Slovakia Koruna SKK (EURO)
Slovenia Tolar SIT (EURO)
Solomon Islands Dollar SBD
Somali Shilling SOS
South Africa Rand ZAR
South Korea Won KRW
Spain Peseta ESP (EURO)
Sri Lanka Rupee LKR
St Helena Pound SHP
Sudan Pound SDG
Suriname Dollar SRD
Swaziland Lilangeni SZL
Sweden Krona SEK
Switzerland Franc CHF
Syria Pound SYP
Taiwan Dollar TWD
Tanzania Shilling TZS
Thailand Baht THB
Tonga Pa'anga TOP
Trinidad/Tobago Dollar TTD
Tunisia Dinar TND
Turkish New Lira TRY
Turkmenistan Manat TMM
USA Dollar USD
Uganda Shilling UGX
Ukraine Hryvnia UAH
Uruguay Peso UYU
United Arab Emirates Dirham AED
Vanuatu Vatu VUV
Venezuela Bolivar VEB
Vietnam Dong VND
Yemen Rial YER
Zambia Kwacha ZMK
Zimbabwe Dollar ZWD

 


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