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 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.

Code formation

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 for non-country-specific currencies 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.

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. Such changes usually originate from the formation of new countries, treaties between countries on shared currencies or monetary unions, or redenomination from 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[lower-alpha 1] Currency Locations using this currency
AED 784 2 United Arab Emirates dirham Template:Country data 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 Template:Country data Curaçao (CW), Template:Country data Sint Maarten (SX)
AOA 973 2 Angolan kwanza  Angola
ARS 032 2 Argentine peso  Argentina
AUD 036 2 Australian dollar  Australia, Template:Country data Christmas Island (CX), Template:Country data Cocos (Keeling) Islands (CC), Template:Country data Heard Island and McDonald Islands (HM), Template:Country data Kiribati (KI), Template:Country data Nauru (NR), Template:Country data Norfolk Island (NF), Template:Country data 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 Template:Country data Burundi
BMD 060 2 Bermudian dollar  Bermuda
BND 096 2 Brunei dollar Template:Country data 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 Template:Country data Democratic Republic of the Congo
CHE 947 2 WIR Euro (complementary currency)   Switzerland
CHF 756 2 Swiss franc   Switzerland, Template:Country data Liechtenstein (LI)
CHW 948 2 WIR Franc (complementary currency)   Switzerland
CLF 990 4 Unidad de Fomento (funds code) Template:Country data Chile
CLP 152 0 Chilean peso Template:Country data Chile
CNY 156 2 Renminbi (Chinese) yuan[7]  China
COP 170 2 Colombian peso  Colombia
COU 970 2[8] Unidad de Valor Real (UVR) (funds code)[8]  Colombia
CRC 188 2 Costa Rican colon Template:Country data Costa Rica
CUC 931 2 Cuban convertible peso Template:Country data Cuba
CUP 192 2 Cuban peso Template:Country data Cuba
CVE 132 2 Cape Verdean escudo Template:Country data Cabo Verde
CZK 203 2 Czech koruna Template:Country data Czechia [9]
DJF 262 0 Djiboutian franc Template:Country data Djibouti
DKK 208 2 Danish krone  Denmark, Template:Country data Faroe Islands (FO), Template:Country data Greenland (GL)
DOP 214 2 Dominican peso Template:Country data Dominican Republic
DZD 012 2 Algerian dinar  Algeria
EGP 818 2 Egyptian pound Template:Country data Egypt
ERN 232 2 Eritrean nakfa Template:Country data Eritrea
ETB 230 2 Ethiopian birr Template:Country data Ethiopia
EUR 978 2 Euro Template:Country data Åland Islands (AX),  European Union (EU),  Andorra (AD),  Austria (AT),  Belgium (BE),  Cyprus (CY),  Estonia (EE),  Finland (FI),  France (FR), Template:Country data French Southern and Antarctic Lands (TF),  Germany (DE),  Greece (GR), Template:Country data Guadeloupe (GP),  Ireland (IE),  Italy (IT), Template:Country data Kosovo (XK),  Latvia (LV),  Lithuania (LT),  Luxembourg (LU),  Malta (MT), Template:Country data French Guiana (GF), Template:Country data Martinique (MQ), Template:Country data Mayotte (YT), Template:Country data Monaco (MC), Template:Country data Montenegro (ME),  Netherlands (NL),  Portugal (PT), Template:Country data Réunion (RE), Template:Country data Saint Barthélemy (BL), Template:Country data Saint Martin (MF), Template:Country data Saint Pierre and Miquelon (PM), Template:Country data San Marino (SM),  Slovakia (SK),  Slovenia (SI),  Spain (ES), Template:Country data Vatican City (VA)
FJD 242 2 Fiji dollar Template:Country data Fiji
FKP 238 2 Falkland Islands pound Template:Country data Falkland Islands (pegged to GBP 1:1)
GBP 826 2 Pound sterling  United Kingdom, Template:Country data British Indian Ocean Territory (IO) (also uses USD), the Template:Country data Isle of Man (IM, see Manx pound), Template:Country data Jersey (JE, see Jersey pound), and Template:Country data Guernsey (GG, see Guernsey pound)
GEL 981 2 Georgian lari Template:Country data Georgia (country)
GHS 936 2 Ghanaian cedi Template:Country data Ghana
GIP 292 2 Gibraltar pound  Gibraltar (pegged to GBP 1:1)
GMD 270 2 Gambian dalasi Template:Country data Gambia
GNF 324 0 Guinean franc Template:Country data Guinea
GTQ 320 2 Guatemalan quetzal Template:Country data Guatemala
GYD 328 2 Guyanese dollar Template:Country data Guyana
HKD 344 2 Hong Kong dollar Template:Country data Hong Kong
HNL 340 2 Honduran lempira Template:Country data Honduras
HRK 191 2 Croatian kuna  Croatia
HTG 332 2 Haitian gourde Template:Country data Haiti
HUF 348 2 Hungarian forint  Hungary
IDR 360 2 Indonesian rupiah Template:Country data Indonesia
ILS 376 2 Israeli new shekel Template:Country data Israel, Template:Country data Palestinian Authority[10]
INR 356 2 Indian rupee  India,  Bhutan
IQD 368 3 Iraqi dinar Template:Country data Iraq
IRR 364 2 Iranian rial  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
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 Template:Country data Cambodia
KMF 174 0 Comoro franc Template:Country data 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 Template:Country data Cayman Islands
KZT 398 2 Kazakhstani tenge Template:Country data Kazakhstan
LAK 418 2 Lao kip Template:Country data Laos
LBP 422 2 Lebanese pound Template:Country data Lebanon
LKR 144 2 Sri Lankan rupee Template:Country data Sri Lanka
LRD 430 2 Liberian dollar Template:Country data Liberia
LSL 426 2 Lesotho loti Template:Country data Lesotho
LYD 434 3 Libyan dinar Template:Country data Libya
MAD 504 2 Moroccan dirham Template:Country data Morocco, Template:Country data Western Sahara
MDL 498 2 Moldovan leu Template:Country data Moldova
MGA 969 2*[11] Malagasy ariary Template:Country data Madagascar
MKD 807 2 Macedonian denar Template:Country data North Macedonia
MMK 104 2 Myanmar kyat Template:Country data Myanmar
MNT 496 2 Mongolian tögrög Template:Country data Mongolia
MOP 446 2 Macanese pataca Template:Country data Macau
MRU[12] 929 2*[11] Mauritanian ouguiya Template:Country data Mauritania
MUR 480 2 Mauritian rupee Template:Country data Mauritius
MVR 462 2 Maldivian rufiyaa Template:Country data Maldives
MWK 454 2 Malawian kwacha Template:Country data Malawi
MXN 484 2 Mexican peso Template:Country data Mexico
MXV 979 2 Mexican Unidad de Inversion (UDI) (funds code) Template:Country data Mexico
MYR 458 2 Malaysian ringgit Template:Country data Malaysia
MZN 943 2 Mozambican metical Template:Country data Mozambique
NAD 516 2 Namibian dollar Template:Country data Namibia
NGN 566 2 Nigerian naira Template:Country data Nigeria
NIO 558 2 Nicaraguan córdoba Template:Country data Nicaragua
NOK 578 2 Norwegian krone Template:Country data Norway, Template:Country data Svalbard and Template:Country data Jan Mayen (SJ),  Bouvet Island (BV)
NPR 524 2 Nepalese rupee Template:Country data Nepal
NZD 554 2 New Zealand dollar  New Zealand, Template:Country data Cook Islands (CK), Template:Country data Niue (NU), Template:Country data Pitcairn Islands (PN; see also Pitcairn Islands dollar), Template:Country data Tokelau (TK)
OMR 512 3 Omani rial Template:Country data Oman
PAB 590 2 Panamanian balboa Template:Country data Panama
PEN 604 2 Peruvian sol Template:Country data Peru
PGK 598 2 Papua New Guinean kina Template:Country data Papua New Guinea
PHP 608 2 Philippine peso[13] Template:Country data Philippines
PKR 586 2 Pakistani rupee  Pakistan
PLN 985 2 Polish złoty  Poland
PYG 600 0 Paraguayan guaraní Template:Country data Paraguay
QAR 634 2 Qatari riyal Template:Country data Qatar
RON 946 2 Romanian leu  Romania
RSD 941 2 Serbian dinar Template:Country data Serbia
RUB 643 2 Russian ruble  Russia
RWF 646 0 Rwandan franc Template:Country data Rwanda
SAR 682 2 Saudi riyal Template:Country data Saudi Arabia
SBD 090 2 Solomon Islands dollar Template:Country data Solomon Islands
SCR 690 2 Seychelles rupee Template:Country data Seychelles
SDG 938 2 Sudanese pound Template:Country data Sudan
SEK 752 2 Swedish krona/kronor  Sweden
SGD 702 2 Singapore dollar Template:Country data Singapore
SHP 654 2 Saint Helena pound Template:Country data Saint Helena (SH-SH), File:The Flag of Ascension Island.svg Ascension Island (SH-AC), Template:Country data Tristan da Cunha
SLL 694 2 Sierra Leonean leone Template:Country data Sierra Leone
SOS 706 2 Somali shilling Template:Country data Somalia
SRD 968 2 Surinamese dollar Template:Country data Suriname
SSP 728 2 South Sudanese pound Template:Country data South Sudan
STN[14] 930 2 São Tomé and Príncipe dobra Template:Country data São Tomé and Príncipe
SVC 222 2 Salvadoran colón Template:Country data El Salvador
SYP 760 2 Syrian pound Template:Country data Syria
SZL 748 2 Swazi lilangeni Template:Country data Swaziland[13]
THB 764 2 Thai baht Template:Country data Thailand
TJS 972 2 Tajikistani somoni  Tajikistan
TMT 934 2 Turkmenistan manat Template:Country data Turkmenistan
TND 788 3 Tunisian dinar Template:Country data Tunisia
TOP 776 2 Tongan paʻanga Template:Country data Tonga
TRY 949 2 Turkish lira Template:Country data Turkey, Template:Country data Northern Cyprus
TTD 780 2 Trinidad and Tobago dollar Template:Country data Trinidad and Tobago
TWD 901 2 New Taiwan dollar Template:Country data Taiwan
TZS 834 2 Tanzanian shilling Template:Country data Tanzania
UAH 980 2 Ukrainian hryvnia Template:Country data Ukraine
UGX 800 0 Ugandan shilling Template:Country data 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), Template:Country data British Indian Ocean Territory (IO) (also uses GBP), Template:Country data British Virgin Islands (VG), Template:Country data Caribbean Netherlands (BQ – Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba), Template:Country data Ecuador (EC), Template:Country data El Salvador (SV), Template:Country data Guam (GU), Template:Country data Haiti (HT), Template:Country data Marshall Islands (MH), Template:Country data Federated States of Micronesia (FM), Template:Country data Northern Mariana Islands (MP), Template:Country data Palau (PW), Template:Country data Panama (PA) (as well as Panamanian Balboa), Template:Country data Puerto Rico (PR), Template:Country data Timor-Leste (TL), Template:Country data Turks and Caicos Islands (TC), Template:Country data U.S. Virgin Islands (VI), Template:Country data United States Minor Outlying Islands (UM) Template:Country data Cambodia.
USN 997 2 United States dollar (next day) (funds code)  United States
UYI 940 0 Uruguay Peso en Unidades Indexadas (URUIURUI) (funds code) Template:Country data Uruguay
UYU 858 2 Uruguayan peso Template:Country data Uruguay
UYW 927 4 Unidad previsional[15] Template:Country data Uruguay
UZS 860 2 Uzbekistan som Template:Country data Uzbekistan
VES 928 2 Venezuelan bolívar soberano[13] Template:Country data Venezuela
VND 704 0 Vietnamese đồng Template:Country data Vietnam
VUV 548 0 Vanuatu vatu Template:Country data Vanuatu
WST 882 2 Samoan tala Template:Country data Samoa
XAF 950 0 CFA franc BEAC Template:Country data Cameroon (CM), Template:Country data Central African Republic (CF), Template:Country data Republic of the Congo (CG), Template:Country data Chad (TD), Template:Country data Equatorial Guinea (GQ), Template:Country data 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), Template:Country data Dominica (DM), Template:Country data Grenada (GD), Template:Country data Montserrat (MS), Template:Country data Saint Kitts and Nevis (KN), Template:Country data Saint Lucia (LC), Template:Country data Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (VC)
XDR 960 . Special drawing rights International Monetary Fund
XOF 952 0 CFA franc BCEAO  Benin (BJ), Template:Country data Burkina Faso (BF), Template:Country data Côte d'Ivoire (CI), Template:Country data Guinea-Bissau (GW), Template:Country data Mali (ML), Template:Country data Niger (NE), Template:Country data Senegal (SN), Template:Country data Togo (TG)
XPD 964 . Palladium (one troy ounce)
XPF 953 0 CFP franc (franc Pacifique) French territories of the Pacific Ocean: Template:Country data French Polynesia (PF), Template:Country data New Caledonia (NC), Template:Country data Wallis and Futuna (WF)
XPT 962 . Platinum (one troy ounce)
XSU 994 . SUCRE Unified System for Regional Compensation (SUCRE)[16]
XTS 963 . Code reserved for testing
XUA 965 . ADB Unit of Account African Development Bank[17]
XXX 999 . No currency
YER 886 2 Yemeni rial Template:Country data Yemen
ZAR 710 2 South African rand Template:Country data Lesotho, Template:Country data Namibia, Template:Country data South Africa
ZMW 967 2 Zambian kwacha Template:Country data Zambia
ZWL 932 2 Zimbabwean dollar Template:Country data 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 active currencies do not have an ISO 4217 code, because they may be: (1) a minor currency pegged at par (1:1) to a larger currency, even if independently regulated, (2) a currency only used for commemorative banknotes or coins, or (3) 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[lower-alpha 1] Currency Locations using this currency Notes
CNH[19] 2 Chinese yuan Hong Kong Used for offshore trading.
GGP[20] 2 Guernsey pound Guernsey
IMP[20] 2 Isle of Man pound Isle of Man Also known as the Manx pound.
JEP[20] 2 Jersey pound Jersey
KID[21] 2 Kiribati dollar Kiribati
NIS 2 Israeli new shekel Israel[22] NIS stands for New Israeli Shekel: NIS conflicts with ISO 4217, because NI stands for Nicaragua.
NTD 2 New Taiwan dollar Taiwan
PRB 2 Transnistrian ruble Transnistria PRB conflicts with ISO 4217, because PR stands for Puerto Rico.
SLS 2 Somaliland shilling Somaliland SLS conflicts with ISO 4217, because SL stands for Sierra Leone.
RMB 2 Renminbi (Chinese) yuan Mainland China RMB is an abbreviation of its official name, RenMinBi.
TVD[20] 2 Tuvalu dollar Tuvalu
ZWB[23] 2 Zimbabwean bonds Zimbabwe Also known as the RTGS Dollar.

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. Another example is ZAC (South African Cents), a subdivision of South African Rand (ZAR) [24]


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.[25][26]

Code Num E[lower-alpha 1] Currency Notes
DASH _ 8 Dash Dash does not conform to any standard.
ETH _ 18 Ether ETH conflicts with ISO 4217, because ET stands for Ethiopia.
VTC _ 8 Vertcoin
BCH _ 8 Bitcoin Cash
BSV _ 8 Bitcoin SV BSV (Bitcoin Satoshi Vision) conflicts with ISO 4217, because BS stands for Bahamas.
BTC, XBT _ 8 Bitcoin BTC conflicts with ISO 4217, because BT stands for Bhutan.
BNB _ 8 Binance BNB conflicts with ISO 4217, because BN stands for Brunei Darussalam.
XLM _ 8 Stellar Lumen
XMR _ 12 Monero
XRP _ 6 Ripple
ZEC _ 8 Zcash
LTC _ 8 Litecoin LTC conflicts with ISO 4217, because LT stands for Lithuania

Historical currency codes

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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). These codes were first introduced in December 1988.[27]

Code Num E[lower-alpha 1] 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 2 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 reajustado 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[lower-alpha 2] 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 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 1954-05-01[29] 2001-01-01[29] 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 (EUR)
MGF 450 2 Malagasy franc 1963-07-01 2005-01-01 MGA
MKN ... Old Macedonian denar 1992-04-27[30] 1993-06-30 MKD
MLF 466 Mali franc 1962 1984-01-01 XOF
MVQ ... Maldivian rupee ? 1981-12-31 MVR
MRO 478 2 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 1972-05-26[31] 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 2 Romanian leu 1952-01-28 2005 RON
RUR 810 2 Russian ruble 1992 1997-12-31 RUB
SDD 736 0 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 (EUR)
SRG 740 2 Suriname guilder 1942 2004 SRD
STD 678 2 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 1966 1987-12-31 UGX
USS 998 2 United States dollar (same day) (funds code)[32] ? 2014-03-28[33]
UYP ... Uruguay peso 1896 1975-07-01 UYN
UYN ... Uruguay new peso 1975-07-01[34] 1993-03-01 UYU
VAL ... 0 Vatican lira 1929 1994-12-31 ITL (EUR)
VEB 862 2 Venezuelan bolívar 1879-03-31 2008-01-01 VEF (VES)
VEF 937 2 Venezuelan bolívar fuerte 2008-01-01 2018-08-20[13] 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[35] EUR
YDD 720 South Yemeni dinar 1965 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 (RSD/EUR)[lower-alpha 3]
YUO ... 2 Yugoslav dinar 1993-10-01 1993-12-31 YUG (RSD/EUR)
YUG ... 2 Yugoslav dinar 1994-01-01 1994-01-23 YUM (RSD/EUR)
YUM 891 2 Yugoslav dinar 1994-01-24 2003-07-02 CSD (RSD/EUR)
ZAL 991 . South African financial rand (funds code) 1985-09-01 1995-03-13
ZMK 894 2 Zambian kwacha 1968-01-16[36] 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/RTGS Dollar)
ZWD 716 2 Zimbabwean dollar 1980-04-18 2006-07-31 ZWN (USD/RTGS Dollar)
ZWN 942 2 Zimbabwean dollar 2006-08-01 2008-07-31 ZWR (USD/RTGS Dollar)
ZWR 935 2 Zimbabwean dollar 2008-08-01 2009-02-02 ZWL (USD/RTGS Dollar)
ZWL 932 2 Zimbabwean dollar 2009-02-03 2009-04-12 USD/RTGS Dollar

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 The number of digits after the decimal separator.
  2. The numeric code for the German Mark was originally 280: it was changed to 276 on 16 April 1999.[28]
  3. Croatia and North Macedonia issued their own currencies before the 1992 dinar entered circulation. Bosnia and Herzegovina issued their own currency when the 1992 dinar entered circulation.


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  5. OP/B.3/CRI, Publications Office -. "Publications Office — Interinstitutional style guide — 7.3.3. Rules for expressing monetary units".
  6. The original document uses “hard space” NOT “fixed space” that is confusable. See
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  11. 11.0 11.1 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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