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Currency abbreviation: abbreviation assigned to the currency of a country or group of countries; its reference value is guaranteed by a competent authority, usually a central bank.
examples of currency abbreviations peso rupee new shekel euro yen pound cent dollar

peso click to hear

The peso is the currency of Chile, Colombia, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Mexico and Argentina; it is a descendant of the Spanish gold peso introduced in the 15th century.

rupee click to hear

The rupee is the currency of India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and the Seychelles; it is a descendant of the silver rupee, which was first used in the 16th century.

new shekel click to hear

The new shekel is the currency of Israel; it replaced the old shekel in 1985.

euro click to hear

The euro is the common currency of the countries that belong to the European Union; it was introduced in January 2002.

yen click to hear

The yen is the currency of Japan; the word means "round" or "circle" in Japanese.

pound click to hear

The pound is used in the United Kingdom, Cyprus, Egypt and Lebanon, among other countries; it is the oldest currency in Europe.

cent click to hear

A subdivision of certain currencies, including the dollar, the rupee and the shilling.

dollar click to hear

Decimal monetary unit used in certain countries where English is spoken, including Canada, the U.S., Australia and New Zealand.