Currency codes

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Currency codes are defined by ISO 4217. ISO_4217 includes both three-letter alphabetic and three-letter numeric codes. The three-letter alphabetic codes are indicated by two letters, representing the ISO 3166 country code for the country the currency is from, and an additional letter representing the currency.

ISO_4217 includes codes for not only currencies, but also codes for precious metals (gold, silver, palladium and platinum; normally measured in troy ounces) and certain other entities used in international finance, e.g. Special Drawing Rights. There are also special codes allocated for testing purposes (XTS), and to indicate no currency transactions (XXX). These codes all begin with the letter "X".

Supranational currencies, such as the East Carribean dollar, the CFP franc, the CFA franc BEAC and the CFA franc BCEAO are normally also represented by codes beginning with an "X". However, the Euro is represented by the code EUR; although EU is not an ISO_3166 country code, it was used anyway, and in order to do so EU was added to the ISO_3166 reserved codes list to represent the European Union. The predecessor to the Euro, the European Currency Unit, had the code XEU.

Over time, new currencies are created and old currencies are discontinued. As a result, the list of codes must be updated from time to time. The ISO_4217 maintenance agency (MA), the British Standards Institution, is responsible for maintaining the list of codes. An incomplete list of obsolete codes can be found at the end of this article.

Several of the currencies below, viz. ATS, BEF, ESP, DEM, GKD, FIM, FRF, IEP, ITL, LUF, NLG and PTE, are in the progress of being replaced by the Euro, EUR, and will be deleted from the list within the next few years.

  • ADP Andorran Peseta
  • AED United Arab Emirates Dirham
  • AFA Afghani
  • ALL Albanian Lek
  • AMD Armenian Dram
  • ANG Netherlands Antillian Guilder
  • AOA Angolan Kwanza
  • ARS Argentine Peso
  • ATS Austrian Schilling
  • AUD Australian Dollar
  • AWG Aruban Guilder
  • AZM Azerbaijanian Manat
  • BAM Bosnia-Herzegovina Convertible Marks
  • BBD Barbados Dollar
  • BDT Bangladesh Taka
  • BEF Belgian Franc
  • BGL Bulgarian Lev
  • BGN Bulgarian Lev
  • BHD Bahraini Dinar
  • BIF Burundi Franc
  • BMD Bermuda Dollar
  • BND Brunei Dollar
  • BOB Bolivian Boliviano
  • BOV Bolivian Mvdol (Funds code)
  • BRL Brazilian Real
  • BSD Bahamian Dollar
  • BTN Bhutan Ngultrum
  • BWP Botswana Pula
  • BYR Belarussian Ruble
  • BZD Belize Dollar
  • CAD Canadian Dollar
  • CDF Franc Congolais
  • CHF Swiss Franc
  • CLF Chilean Unidades de fomento (Funds code)
  • CLP Chilean Peso
  • CNY Yuan Renminbi
  • COP Colombian Peso
  • CRC Costa Rican Colon
  • CUP Cuban Peso
  • CVE Cape Verde Escudo
  • CYP Cyprus Pound
  • CZK Czech Koruna
  • DEM Deutsche Mark
  • DJF Djibouti Franc
  • DKK Danish Krone
  • DOP Dominican Peso
  • DZD Algerian Dinar
  • EEK Estonian Kroon
  • EGP Egyptian Pound
  • ERN Eriterean Nakfa
  • ESP Spanish Peseta
  • ETB Ethiopian Birr
  • EUR Euro
  • FIM Finnish Markka
  • FJD Fiji Dollar
  • FKP Falkland Islands Pound
  • FRF French Franc
  • GBP Pound Sterling
  • GEL Georgian Lari
  • GHC Ghana Cedi
  • GIP Gibraltar Pound
  • GMD Gambian Dalasi
  • GNF Guinea Franc
  • GRD Greek Drachma
  • GTQ Guatemalan Quetzal
  • GWP Guinea-Bissau Peso
  • GYD Guyana Dollar
  • HKD Hong Kong Dollar
  • HNL Honduran Lempira
  • HRK Croatian Kuna
  • HTG Haitian Gourde
  • HUF Hungarian Forint
  • IDR Indonesian Rupiah
  • IEP Irish Pound
  • ILS New Israeli Shekel
  • INR Indian Rupee
  • IQD Iraqi Dinar
  • IRR Iranian Rial
  • ISK Iceland Krona
  • ITL Italian Lira
  • JMD Jamaican Dollar
  • JOD Jordanian Dinar
  • JPY Japanese Yen
  • KES Kenyan Shilling
  • KGS Kyrgyzstan Som
  • KHR Cambodian Riel
  • KMF Comoro Franc
  • KPW North Korean Won
  • KRW South Korean Won
  • KWD Kuwaiti Dinar
  • KYD Cayman Islands Dollar
  • KZT Kazakstan Tenge
  • LAK Lao Kip
  • LBP Lebanese Pound
  • LKR Sri Lanka Rupee
  • LRD Liberian Dollar
  • LSL Lesotho Loti
  • LTL Lithuanian Litus
  • LUF Luxembourg Franc
  • LVL Latvian Lats
  • LYD Libyan Dinar
  • MAD Moroccan Dirham
  • MDL Moldovan Leu
  • MGF Malagasy Franc
  • MKD Macedonian Denar
  • MMK Myanmar Kyat
  • MNT Mongolian Tugrik
  • MOP Macau Pataca
  • MRO Mauritania Ouguiya
  • MTL Maltese Lira
  • MUR Mauritius Rupee
  • MVR Maldives Rufiyaa
  • MWK Malawi Kwacha
  • MXN Mexican Peso
  • MXV Mexican Unidad de Inversion (UDI) (Funds code)
  • MYR Malaysian Ringgit
  • MZM Moazambique Metical
  • NAD Namibia Dollar
  • NGN Nigerian Naira
  • NIO Nicaraguan Cordoba Oro
  • NLG Netherlands Guilder
  • NOK Norwegian Krone
  • NPR Nepalese Rupee
  • NZD New Zealand Dollar
  • OMR Rial Omani
  • PAB Panama Balboa
  • PEN Peruvian Nuevo Sol
  • PGK Papua New Guinea Kina
  • PHP Philippine Peso
  • PKR Pakistan Rupee
  • PLN Polish Zloty
  • PTE Portuguese Escudo
  • PYG Paraguay Guarani
  • QAR Qatari Rial
  • ROL Romanian Leu
  • RUB Russian Ruble
  • RUR Russian Ruble
  • RWF Rwanda Franc
  • SAR Saudi Riyal
  • SBD Solomon Islands Dollar
  • SCR Seychelles Rupee
  • SDD Sudanese Dinar
  • SEK Swedish Krona
  • SGD Singapore Dollar
  • SHP Saint Helena Pound
  • SIT Slovenian Tolar
  • SKK Slovak Koruna
  • SLL Sierra Leonean Leone
  • SOS Somali Shilling
  • SRG Suriname Guilder
  • STD Sao Tome and Principe Dobra
  • SVC El Salvador Colon
  • SYP Syrian Pound
  • SZL Swaziland Lilangeni
  • THB Thai Baht
  • TJS Tajikstan Somoni
  • TMM Turkmenistan Manat
  • TND Tunisian Dinar
  • TOP Tongan Pa?anga
  • TPE Timor Escudo
  • TRL Turkish Lira
  • TTD Trinidad and Tobago Dollar
  • TWD New Taiwan Dollar
  • TZS Tanzanian Shilling
  • UAH Ukranian Hryvnia
  • UGX Uganda Shilling
  • USD United States Dollar
  • USN United States Dollar (Next day) (Funds code)
  • USS United States Dollar (Same day) (Funds code) (one source claims it is no longer used, but it is still on the ISO 4217-MA list)
  • UYU Peso Uruguayo
  • UZS Uzbekistan Sum
  • VEB Venezuelan Bolivar
  • VND Viet Nam Dong
  • VUV Vanuatu Vatu
  • WST Samoa Tala
  • YER Yemeni Rial
  • YUM Yugoslavian Dinar
  • ZAR South African Rand
  • ZMK Zambian Kwacha
  • ZWD Zimbabwe Dollar

Obsolete Currency Codes

  • AON Angolan New Kwanza (replaced by AOA)
  • AOR Angolan Kwanza Readjustado (replaced by AOA)
  • BEC Belgian Franc (convertible)
  • BEL Belgian Franc (financial)
  • CSK Czechoslovakia Koruna
  • DDM Mark der DDR (East Germany)
  • ECS Ecuador Sucre (replaced by USD)
  • ECV Ecuador Unidad de Valor Constante (Funds code) (discontinued)
  • ESA Spanish Peseta (account A)
  • ESB Spanish Peseta (account B)
  • MXP Mexican Peso (replaced by MXN)
  • PLZ Polish Zloty (replaced by PLN)
  • SUR Soviet Union Rouble
  • XEU European Currency Unit (replaced by EUR)
  • YUD New Yugoslavian Dinar (replaced by YUM)
  • ZAL South African financial rand (Funds code) (discontinued)
  • ZRN New Zaire (replaced by CDF)
  • ZRZ Zaire (replaced by ZRN, then by CDF)