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ISO 4217

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

ISO 4217 is a standard published by the International Organization for Standardization, 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[clarification needed] 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 different 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.

Code formation

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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.

The first two letters of the code are the two letters of 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 and pound being used in dozens of different 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".

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:

  • Codes for precious metals Gold (XAU), Silver (XAG), Palladium (XPD), and Platinum (XPT) are formed by prefixing the element's chemical symbol with the letter "X". These "currency units" are denominated as one troy ounce of the specified metal as opposed to "USD 1" or "EUR 1".
  • The code XTS is reserved for use in testing.
  • The code XXX is used to denote a "transaction" involving no currency.
  • There are also codes specifying certain monetary instruments used in international finance, e.g. XDR is the symbol for special drawing right issued by the International Monetary Fund.
  • The codes for most supranational currencies, such as the East Caribbean dollar, the CFP franc, the CFA franc BEAC and the CFA franc BCEAO. The predecessor to the euro, the European Currency Unit (ECU), had the code XEU.

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 is given the exponent 0, because its minor unit, the Sen, although nominally valued at 100th 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 100th of the major unit, but in some cases (including most varieties of the dinar) 1000th 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) = 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 fixed space 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 fixed space and the ISO 4217 code:

une somme de 30 EUR

History

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.

Code Num E[6] Currency Locations using this currency
AED 784 2 United Arab Emirates dirham 23x15px United Arab Emirates
AFN 971 2 Afghan afghani 23x15px Afghanistan
ALL 008 2 Albanian lek 23x15px Albania
AMD 051 2 Armenian dram 23x15px Armenia
ANG 532 2 Netherlands Antillean guilder 23x15px Curaçao (CW), 23x15px Sint Maarten (SX)
AOA 973 2 Angolan kwanza 23x15px Angola
ARS 032 2 Argentine peso 23x15px Argentina
AUD 036 2 Australian dollar 23x15px Australia, 23x15px Christmas Island (CX), 23x15px Cocos (Keeling) Islands (CC), 23x15px Heard and McDonald Islands (HM), Template:Country data Kiribati (KI), 23x15px Nauru (NR), 23x15px Norfolk Island (NF), 23x15px Tuvalu (TV), 23x15px Australian Antarctic Territory
AWG 533 2 Aruban florin 23x15px Aruba
AZN 944 2 Azerbaijani manat 23x15px Azerbaijan
BAM 977 2 Bosnia and Herzegovina convertible mark 23x15px Bosnia and Herzegovina
BBD 052 2 Barbados dollar 23x15px Barbados
BDT 050 2 Bangladeshi taka 23x15px Bangladesh
BGN 975 2 Bulgarian lev 23x15px Bulgaria
BHD 048 3 Bahraini dinar 23x15px Bahrain
BIF 108 0 Burundian franc 23x15px Burundi
BMD 060 2 Bermudian dollar 23x15px Bermuda
BND 096 2 Brunei dollar 23x15px Brunei, auxiliary in 23x15px Singapore (SG)
BOB 068 2 Boliviano 23x15px Bolivia
BOV 984 2 Bolivian Mvdol (funds code) 23x15px Bolivia
BRL 986 2 Brazilian real 23x15px Brazil
BSD 044 2 Bahamian dollar 23x15px Bahamas
BTN 064 2 Bhutanese ngultrum 23x15px Bhutan
BWP 072 2 Botswana pula 23x15px Botswana
BYR 974 0 Belarusian ruble 23x15px Belarus
BZD 084 2 Belize dollar 23x15px Belize
CAD 124 2 Canadian dollar 23x15px Canada
CDF 976 2 Congolese franc 23x15px Democratic Republic of Congo
CHE 947 2 WIR Euro (complementary currency) 23x16px  Switzerland
CHF 756 2 Swiss franc 23x16px  Switzerland, 23x15px Liechtenstein (LI)
CHW 948 2 WIR Franc (complementary currency) 23x16px  Switzerland
CLF 990 4 Unidad de Fomento (funds code) 23x15px Chile
CLP 152 0 Chilean peso 23x15px Chile
CNY 156 2 Chinese yuan 23x15px China
COP 170 2 Colombian peso 23x15px Colombia
COU 970 2[7] Unidad de Valor Real (UVR) (funds code)[7] 23x15px Colombia
CRC 188 2 Costa Rican colon 23x15px Costa Rica
CUC 931 2 Cuban convertible peso 23x15px Cuba
CUP 192 2 Cuban peso 23x15px Cuba
CVE 132 0 Cape Verde escudo 23x15px Cape Verde
CZK 203 2 Czech koruna 23x15px Czech Republic
DJF 262 0 Djiboutian franc 23x15px Djibouti
DKK 208 2 Danish krone 23x15px Denmark, 23x15px Faroe Islands (FO), 23x15px Greenland (GL)
DOP 214 2 Dominican peso 23x15px Dominican Republic
DZD 012 2 Algerian dinar 23x15px Algeria
EGP 818 2 Egyptian pound 23x15px Egypt, auxiliary in 23x15px Gaza Strip
ERN 232 2 Eritrean nakfa 23x15px Eritrea
ETB 230 2 Ethiopian birr 23x15px Ethiopia
EUR 978 2 Euro 23x15px Andorra (AD), 23x15px Austria (AT), 23x15px Belgium (BE), 23x15px Cyprus (CY), 23x15px Estonia (EE), 23x15px Finland (FI), 23x15px France (FR), 23x15px Germany (DE), 23x15px Greece (GR), 23x15px Guadeloupe (GP), 23x15px Ireland (IE), 23x15px Italy (IT), 23x15px Kosovo, 23x15px Latvia (LV), 23x15px Lithuania (LT), 23x15px Luxembourg (LU), 23x15px Malta (MT), 23x15px Martinique (MQ), 23x15px Mayotte (YT), 23x15px Monaco (MC), 23x15px Montenegro (ME), 23x15px Netherlands (NL), 23x15px Portugal (PT), 23x15px Reunion (RE), 23x15px San Marino (SM), 23x15px Saint Barthélemy (BL), 23x15px Slovakia (SK), 23x15px Slovenia (SI), 23x15px Spain (ES), 23x15px Saint Pierre and Miquelon (PM), 23x16px  Vatican City (VA); see Eurozone
FJD 242 2 Fiji dollar 23x15px Fiji
FKP 238 2 Falkland Islands pound 23x15px Falkland Islands (pegged to GBP 1:1)
GBP 826 2 Pound sterling 23x15px United Kingdom, the 23x15px Isle of Man (IM, see Manx pound), 23x15px Jersey (JE, see Jersey pound), 23x15px Guernsey (GG, see Guernsey pound), 23x15px South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (GS), 23x15px British Indian Ocean Territory (IO) (also uses USD), 23x15px Tristan da Cunha (SH-TA), and 23x15px British Antarctic Territory
GEL 981 2 Georgian lari 23x15px Georgia (except 23x15px Abkhazia (GE-AB) and 23x15px South Ossetia)
GHS 936 2 Ghanaian cedi 23x15px Ghana
GIP 292 2 Gibraltar pound 23x15px Gibraltar
GMD 270 2 Gambian dalasi 23x15px Gambia
GNF 324 0 Guinean franc 23x15px Guinea
GTQ 320 2 Guatemalan quetzal 23x15px Guatemala
GYD 328 2 Guyanese dollar 23x15px Guyana
HKD 344 2 Hong Kong dollar Template:Country data Hong Kong, 23x15px Macao (MO)
HNL 340 2 Honduran lempira Template:Country data Honduras
HRK 191 2 Croatian kuna 23x15px Croatia
HTG 332 2 Haitian gourde Template:Country data Haiti
HUF 348 2 Hungarian forint 23x15px Hungary
IDR 360 2 Indonesian rupiah Template:Country data Indonesia
ILS 376 2 Israeli new shekel Template:Country data Israel, 23x15px State of Palestine (PS)[8]
INR 356 2 Indian rupee Template:Country data India,23x15px Bhutan, File:Flag of Nepal.svg   Nepal, 23x15px Zimbabwe
IQD 368 3 Iraqi dinar Template:Country data Iraq
IRR 364 2 Iranian rial Template:Country data Iran
ISK 352 0 Icelandic króna Template:Country data Iceland
JMD 388 2 Jamaican dollar Template:Country data Jamaica
JOD 400 3 Jordanian dinar Template:Country data Jordan, auxiliary in 23x15px West Bank
JPY 392 0 Japanese yen Template:Country data Japan
KES 404 2 Kenyan shilling Template:Country data Kenya
KGS 417 2 Kyrgyzstani som Template:Country data Kyrgyzstan
KHR 116 2 Cambodian riel 23x15px Cambodia
KMF 174 0 Comoro franc 23x15px Comoros
KPW 408 2 North Korean won Template:Country data North Korea
KRW 410 0 South Korean won Template:Country data South Korea
KWD 414 3 Kuwaiti dinar Template:Country data Kuwait
KYD 136 2 Cayman Islands dollar 23x15px Cayman Islands
KZT 398 2 Kazakhstani tenge Template:Country data Kazakhstan
LAK 418 2 Lao kip 23x15px Laos
LBP 422 2 Lebanese pound 23x15px Lebanon
LKR 144 2 Sri Lankan rupee 23x15px Sri Lanka
LRD 430 2 Liberian dollar 23x15px Liberia
LSL 426 2 Lesotho loti 23x15px Lesotho
LYD 434 3 Libyan dinar 23x15px Libya
MAD 504 2 Moroccan dirham 23x15px Morocco
MDL 498 2 Moldovan leu 23x15px Moldova (except 23x15px Transnistria)
MGA 969 1*[9] Malagasy ariary 23x15px Madagascar
MKD 807 2 Macedonian denar 23x15px Macedonia
MMK 104 2 Myanmar kyat 23x15px Myanmar
MNT 496 2 Mongolian tugrik 23x15px Mongolia
MOP 446 2 Macanese pataca 23x15px Macao
MRO 478 1*[9] Mauritanian ouguiya 23x15px Mauritania
MUR 480 2 Mauritian rupee 23x15px Mauritius
MVR 462 2 Maldivian rufiyaa 23x15px Maldives
MWK 454 2 Malawian kwacha 23x15px Malawi
MXN 484 2 Mexican peso 23x15px Mexico
MXV 979 2 Mexican Unidad de Inversion (UDI) (funds code) 23x15px Mexico
MYR 458 2 Malaysian ringgit 23x15px Malaysia
MZN 943 2 Mozambican metical 23x15px Mozambique
NAD 516 2 Namibian dollar 23x15px Namibia
NGN 566 2 Nigerian naira 23x15px Nigeria
NIO 558 2 Nicaraguan córdoba 23x15px Nicaragua
NOK 578 2 Norwegian krone 23x15px Norway, 23x15px Svalbard and 23x15px Jan Mayen (SJ), 23x15px Bouvet Island (BV), 23x15px Queen Maud Land, 23x15px Peter I Island
NPR 524 2 Nepalese rupee File:Flag of Nepal.svg   Nepal
NZD 554 2 New Zealand dollar 23x15px New Zealand, 23x15px Cook Islands (CK), 23x15px Niue (NU), 23x15px Pitcairn Islands (PN; see also Pitcairn Islands dollar), 23x15px Tokelau (TK), 23x15px Ross Dependency
OMR 512 3 Omani rial 23x15px Oman
PAB 590 2 Panamanian balboa 23x15px Panama
PEN 604 2 Peruvian nuevo sol 23x15px Peru
PGK 598 2 Papua New Guinean kina 23x15px Papua New Guinea
PHP 608 2 Philippine peso 23x15px Philippines
PKR 586 2 Pakistani rupee 23x15px Pakistan
PLN 985 2 Polish złoty 23x15px Poland
PYG 600 0 Paraguayan guaraní 23x15px Paraguay
QAR 634 2 Qatari riyal 23x15px Qatar
RON 946 2 Romanian new leu 23x15px Romania
RSD 941 2 Serbian dinar 23x15px Serbia
RUB 643 2 Russian ruble 23x15px Russia, 23x15px Abkhazia (GE-AB), 23x15px South Ossetia, 23x15px Crimea
RWF 646 0 Rwandan franc 23x15px Rwanda
SAR 682 2 Saudi riyal 23x15px Saudi Arabia
SBD 090 2 Solomon Islands dollar 23x15px Solomon Islands
SCR 690 2 Seychelles rupee 23x15px Seychelles
SDG 938 2 Sudanese pound 23x15px Sudan
SEK 752 2 Swedish krona/kronor 23x15px Sweden
SGD 702 2 Singapore dollar 23x15px Singapore, auxiliary in 23x15px Brunei (BN)
SHP 654 2 Saint Helena pound 23x15px Saint Helena (SH-SH), 23x15px Ascension Island (SH-AC) (pegged to GBP 1:1)
SLL 694 2 Sierra Leonean leone 23x15px Sierra Leone
SOS 706 2 Somali shilling 23x15px Somalia (except 23x15px Somaliland)
SRD 968 2 Surinamese dollar 23x15px Suriname
SSP 728 2 South Sudanese pound 23x15px South Sudan
STD 678 2 São Tomé and Príncipe dobra 23x15px São Tomé and Príncipe
SYP 760 2 Syrian pound 23x15px Syria
SZL 748 2 Swazi lilangeni 23x15px Swaziland
THB 764 2 Thai baht 23x15px Thailand
TJS 972 2 Tajikistani somoni 23x15px Tajikistan
TMT 934 2 Turkmenistani manat 23x15px Turkmenistan
TND 788 3 Tunisian dinar 23x15px Tunisia
TOP 776 2 Tongan paʻanga 23x15px Tonga
TRY 949 2 Turkish lira 23x15px Turkey , 23x15px Northern Cyprus
TTD 780 2 Trinidad and Tobago dollar 23x15px Trinidad and Tobago
TWD 901 2 New Taiwan dollar 23x15px Taiwan
TZS 834 2 Tanzanian shilling 23x15px Tanzania
UAH 980 2 Ukrainian hryvnia 23x15px Ukraine
UGX 800 0 Ugandan shilling 23x15px Uganda
USD 840 2 United States dollar 23x15px United States, 23x15px American Samoa (AS), 23x15px Barbados (BB) (as well as Barbados Dollar), 23x15px Bermuda (BM) (as well as Bermudian Dollar), 23x15px British Indian Ocean Territory (IO) (also uses GBP), 23x15px British Virgin Islands (VG), Caribbean Netherlands (BQ - Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba), 23x15px Ecuador (EC), 23x15px El Salvador (SV), 23x15px Guam (GU), Template:Country data Haiti (HT), 23x15px Marshall Islands (MH), 23x15px Federated States of Micronesia (FM), 23x15px Northern Mariana Islands (MP), 23x15px Palau (PW), 23x15px Panama (PA), 23x15px Puerto Rico (PR), 23x15px Timor-Leste (TL), 23x15px Turks and Caicos Islands (TC), 23x15px U.S. Virgin Islands (VI), 23x15px Zimbabwe (ZW)
USN 997 2 United States dollar (next day) (funds code) 23x15px United States
USS 998 2 United States dollar (same day) (funds code)[10] 23x15px United States
UYI 940 0 Uruguay Peso en Unidades Indexadas (URUIURUI) (funds code) 23x15px Uruguay
UYU 858 2 Uruguayan peso 23x15px Uruguay
UZS 860 2 Uzbekistan som 23x15px Uzbekistan
VEF 937 2 Venezuelan bolívar 23x15px Venezuela
VND 704 0 Vietnamese dong 23x15px Vietnam
VUV 548 0 Vanuatu vatu 23x15px Vanuatu
WST 882 2 Samoan tala 23x15px Samoa
XAF 950 0 CFA franc BEAC 23x15px Cameroon (CM), 23x15px Central African Republic (CF), 23x15px Republic of the Congo (CG), 23x15px Chad (TD), 23x15px Equatorial Guinea (GQ), 23x15px 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 23x15px Anguilla (AI), 23x15px Antigua and Barbuda (AG), 23x15px Dominica (DM), 23x15px Grenada (GD), 23x15px Montserrat (MS), 23x15px Saint Kitts and Nevis (KN), 23x15px Saint Lucia (LC), 23x15px Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (VC)
XDR 960 . Special drawing rights International Monetary Fund
XFU Nil . UIC franc (special settlement currency) International Union of Railways
XOF 952 0 CFA franc BCEAO 23x15px Benin (BJ), 23x15px Burkina Faso (BF), 23x15px Côte d'Ivoire (CI), 23x15px Guinea-Bissau (GW), 23x15px Mali (ML), 23x15px Niger (NE), 23x15px Senegal (SN), 23x15px Togo (TG)
XPD 964 . Palladium (one troy ounce)
XPF 953 0 CFP franc (franc Pacifique) French territories of the Pacific Ocean: 23x15px French Polynesia (PF), 23x15px New Caledonia (NC), 23x15px Wallis and Futuna (WF)
XPT 962 . Platinum (one troy ounce)
XSU 994 . SUCRE Unified System for Regional Compensation (SUCRE)[11]
XTS 963 . Code reserved for testing purposes
XUA 965 . ADB Unit of Account African Development Bank[12]
XXX 999 . No currency
YER 886 2 Yemeni rial 23x15px Yemen
ZAR 710 2 South African rand 23x15px South Africa
ZMW 967 2 Zambian kwacha 23x15px Zambia

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 different 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.

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 the lack of an ISO code, the following non-ISO codes are sometimes used commercially.

Code Num E[6] Currency Locations using this currency
CNH[14] - 2 Chinese yuan (when traded offshore) Hong Kong
GGP 2 Guernsey pound Guernsey
JEP 2 Jersey pound Jersey
IMP 2 Isle of Man pound also Manx pound Isle of Man
KID[15] 2 Kiribati dollar Kiribati
SLS, SLSH 2 Somaliland shilling Somaliland (Both codes conflict with ISO-4217 because SL stands for Sierra Leone. X should have been used for the first letter.)
PRB 2 Transnistrian ruble Transnistria (The code conflicts with ISO-4217 because PR stands for Puerto Rico. X should have been used for the first letter.)
TVD 2 Tuvalu dollar Tuvalu
BTC,[16] XBT[17] 2 Bitcoin Worldwide (BTC conflicts with ISO-4217 because BT stands for Bhutan.)

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.

Historical currency codes

A number of currencies were official ISO 4217 currency codes and currency names until their replacement by the euro or other currencies. The table below shows the ISO currency codes of former currencies and their common names (which do not always match the ISO 4217 names). These codes were introduced in 1989 after a request from the reinsurance sector in 1988 was accepted.

Code Num E[6] Currency From Until Replaced by
ADF ... 2 Andorran franc (1:1 peg to the French franc)  ? 1998-12-31 EUR
ADP 020 0 Andorran peseta (1:1 peg to the Spanish peseta)  ? 1998-12-31 EUR
ATS 040 2 Austrian schilling 1945 1998-12-31 EUR
BEF 056 2 Belgian franc (currency union with LUF) 1832 1998-12-31 EUR
BYB 112 0 Belarusian ruble  ? 2002-01 BYR
CYP 196 2 Cypriot pound 1879 2007-12-31 EUR
DEM 276 2 German mark 1948 1998-12-31 EUR
EEK 233 2 Estonian kroon 1992 2010-12-31 EUR
ESP 724 0 Spanish peseta 1869 1998-12-31 EUR
FIM 246 2 Finnish markka 1860 1998-12-31 EUR
FRF 250 2 French franc 1960 1998-12-31 EUR
GRD 300 2 Greek drachma 1954 2000-12-31 EUR
IEP 372 2 Irish pound (punt in Irish language) 1938 1998-12-31 EUR
ITL 380 0 Italian lira 1861 1998-12-31 EUR
LTL 440 2 Lithuanian litas 1993 2014-12-31 EUR
LUF 442 2 Luxembourg franc (currency union with BEF) 1944 1998-12-31 EUR
LVL 428 2 Latvian lats 1992 2013-12-31 EUR
MCF ... 2 Monegasque franc (currency union with FRF) 1960 1998-12-31 EUR
MAF ... Moroccan franc 1921 1960–1976 MAD
MTL 470 2 Maltese lira 1972[18] 2007-12-31 EUR
NLG 528 2 Dutch guilder 1810s 1998-12-31 EUR
PTE 620 0 Portuguese escudo 1911-05-22 1998-12-31 EUR
SIT 705 2 Slovenian tolar 1991-10-08 2006-12-31 EUR
SKK 703 2 Slovak koruna 1993-02-08 2008-12-31 EUR
SML ... 0 San Marinese lira (currency union with ITL and VAL) 1864 1998-12-31 EUR
VAL ... 0 Vatican lira (currency union with ITL and SML) 1929 1998-12-31 EUR
XEU 954 . European Currency Unit (1 XEU = 1 EUR)  ? 1998-12-31 EUR
AFA 004 Afghan afghani 1925 2003 AFN
AON 024 0 Angolan new kwanza 1990 1995 AOR
AOR 982 0 Angolan kwanza readjustado 1995 1999 AOA
ARL ... 2 Argentine peso ley 1970-01-01 1983-05-05 ARP
ARP ... 2 Argentine peso argentino 1983-06-06 1985-06-14 ARA
ARA ... 2 Argentine austral 1985-06-15 1991-12-31 ARS
AZM 031 0 Azerbaijani manat 1992-08-15 2006-01-01 AZN
BGL 100 2 Bulgarian lev A/99 1962 1999-07-05 BGN
BOP ... 2 Bolivian peso 1963-01-01 1987-01-01 BOB
BRZ ... 2 Brazilian cruzeiro 1942-11-01 1967-02-12 BRB
BRB ... 2 Brazilian cruzeiro novo 1967-02-13 1986-02-28 BRC
BRC ... 2 Brazilian cruzado 1986-02-28 1989-01-15 BRN
BRN ... 2 Brazilian cruzado novo 1989-01-16 1990-03-15 BRE
BRE ... 2 Brazilian cruzeiro 1990-03-15 1993-08-01 BRR
BRR ... 2 Brazilian cruzeiro real 1993-08-01 1994-06-30 BRL
CLE ... Chilean escudo 1960-01-01 1975 CLP
CSD 891 2 Serbian dinar 2003-07-03 2006 RSD
CSK 200 Czechoslovak koruna 1919-04-10 1993-02-08 CZK and SKK (CZK and EUR)
DDM 278 East German Mark of the GDR (East Germany) 1948-06-21 1990-07-01 DEM (EUR)
ECS 218 0 Ecuadorian sucre 1884 2000 USD
ECV 983 . Ecuador Unidad de Valor Constante (funds code) 1993 2000-01-09 (no successor)
GQE ... Equatorial Guinean ekwele 1975 1985 XAF
ESA 996 Spanish peseta (account A)  ?  ? ESP (EUR)
ESB 995 Spanish peseta (account B)  ?  ? ESP (EUR)
GNE ... Guinean syli 1971 1985 GNF
GHC 288 0 Ghanaian cedi 1967 2007-07-01 GHS
GWP 624 Guinea-Bissau peso 1975 1997 XOF
HRD ... Croatian dinar 1991-12-23 1994-05-30 HRK
ILP ... 3, 2 Israeli lira 1948 1980 ILR
ILR ... 2 Israeli shekel 1980-02-24 1985-12-31 ILS
ISJ ... 2 Icelandic krona 1922 1981 ISK
LAJ ... Lao kip  ? 1979 LAK
MGF 450 2 Malagasy franc 1963-07-01 2005-01-01 MGA
MKN ... Old Macedonian denar A/93  ? 1993 MKD
MLF ... Mali franc  ? 1984 XOF
MVQ ... Maldivian rupee  ? 1981 MVR
MXP ... Mexican peso  ? 1993 MXN
MZM 508 0 Mozambican metical 1980 2006-06-30 MZN
NFD ... 2 Newfoundland dollar 1865 1949 CAD
PEH ... Peruvian sol 1863 1985-02-01 PEI
PEI ... Peruvian inti 1985-02-01 1991-10-01 PEN
PLZ 616 Polish zloty A/94 1950 1995 PLN
ROL 642 Romanian leu A/05 1952-01-28 2005 RON
RUR 810 2 Russian ruble A/97 1992 1997-12-31 RUB
SDD 736 Sudanese dinar 1992-06-08 2007-01-10 SDG
SDP 736 Sudanese old pound 1956 1992-06-08 SDD
SRG 740 Suriname guilder  ? 2004 SRD
SUR ... Soviet Union ruble 1961 1991 RUR
SVC 222 2 Salvadoran colón 1892 2001 USD
TJR 762 Tajikistani ruble 1995-05-10 2000-10-30 TJS
TMM 795 0 Turkmenistani manat 1993-11-1 2008-12-31 TMT
TNF ... 2 Tunisian franc 1891-07-01 1958 TND
TPE ... Portuguese Timorese escudo 1959 1976 PTP
TRL 792 0 Turkish lira A/05  ? 2005 TRY
UAK 804 Ukrainian karbovanets 1992-10-1 1996-9-1 UAH
UGS ... Ugandan shilling A/87  ? 1987 UGX
UYN ... Uruguay old peso  ? 1993-03-01 UYU
VEB 862 2 Venezuelan bolívar  ? 2008-01-01 VEF
XFO ... Gold franc (special settlement currency) 1803 2003 XDR
YDD 720 South Yemeni dinar  ? 1996-06-11 YER
YUD ... 2 Yugoslav dinar 1966-01-01 1989-12-31 YUN
YUN ... 2 Yugoslav dinar 1990-01-01 1992-06-30 YUR
YUR ... 2 Yugoslav dinar 1992-07-01 1993-09-30 YUO
YUO ... 2 Yugoslav dinar 1993-10-01 1993-12-31 YUG
YUG ... 2 Yugoslav dinar 1994-01-01 1994-01-23 YUM
YUM 891 2 Yugoslav dinar 1994-01-24 2003-07-02 CSD
ZAL 991 . South African financial rand (funds code) 1985-09-01 1995-03-13 (no successor)
ZMK 894 2 Zambian kwacha  ? 2013-01-01 ZMW
ZRN 180 2 Zaïrean new zaïre 1993 1997 CDF
ZRZ ... 3 Zaïrean zaïre 1967 1993 ZRN
ZWC ... 2 Rhodesian dollar 1970-02-17 1980 ZWD
ZWD 716 2 Zimbabwean dollar A/06 1980-04-18 2006-07-31 ZWN
ZWN 942 2 Zimbabwean dollar A/08 2006-08-01 2008-07-31 ZWR
ZWR 935 2 Zimbabwean dollar A/09 2008-08-01 2009-02-02 ZWL
ZWL 933 2 Zimbabwean dollar A/10 2009-02-03 2009-04-12 (no successor)

See also

References

  1. Current currencies & funds
  2. Current funds
  3. Historic denominations
  4. SIX Interbank Clearing
  5. Rules for expressing monetary units
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Number of digits after the decimal separator.
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  8. According to Article 4 of the 1994 Paris Protocol [1]. The Protocol allows the Palestinian Authority to adopt additional currencies. In 23x15px West Bank the Jordanian dinar is widely accepted and in 23x15px Gaza Strip the Egyptian pound is often used.
  9. 9.0 9.1 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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  16. Nermin Hajdarbegovic (7 October 2014). "Bitcoin Foundation to Standardise Bitcoin Symbol and Code Next Year". CoinDesk. Retrieved 7 February 2015. 
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