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An exchange rates display at a Bureau de change listing ISO 4217 codes. Erroneously, however, the Brunei dollar is displayed as BRD.

ISO 4217 is a standard by the International Organization of Standardization, which describes currency designators, country codes, and references to minor units in three tables:

  • Table A.1 – List of currency and funds codes[1]
  • Table A.2 – Current fund codes[2]
  • Table A.3 – List of codes for historic denominations, currencies, and funds[3]

The tables, history, and current discussions are all maintained by SIX Interbank Clearing.[4]

The ISO 4217 code list is used globally for banking and business. In a number of countries, the ISO codes for more common currencies are so publicly well-known that exchange rates published in newspapers or banks solely use these codes to describe the different currencies, rather than the translated currency names or questionable currency symbols. These codes are also used on airline and international train tickets to remove any ambiguity about the prices.

Global Financial Data[5] has extended the ISO 4217 code list in its Global History of Currencies[6] by defining four letter codes for countries and currencies that had ceased to exist before two letter ISO country codes were assigned. (That information is considered proprietary to Global Financial Data.[7])

Formation of codes[]

The first two letters of the code are usually the letters of the ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 country codes of the country the currency is from, while the third letter is usually the initial of the currency itself. For example, Myanmar's currency code is MMK–MM for "Myanmar", and K for kyat. This eliminates problems caused by common currency names such as dollar, franc, or pound, which are used in several different countries, each having significantly different values. Also, if a currency is revalued, the last letter of the currency code is changed to distinguish it from the older currency. In some cases, the code's last letter is the initial for "new" in the country's most spoken language; sometimes the currency can outlast the term "new" itself (for example, the code of the Polish złoty is PLN. Other changes can also be seen. For example, the Russian ruble changed from RUR to RUB, where the B comes from the third letter of "ruble".

There is also a three-digit code number assigned to each currency, in the same manner that there is a three-digit number assigned to each country as a part of ISO 3166. This numeric code is usually the same code as the ISO 3166-1 numeric code for the corresponding country. For example, the Lao kip has a code of 418, which is the same as the country code for Laos.

This standard also defines the relationship between the major and minor currency units. Often, a minor currency unit has a value of 1100 of the major currency, but a value of 11000 is also common. A small number of currencies do not have a minor currency unit at all. In others, the major currency unit has such little value that its minor currency unit is no longer used generally (e.g. Japanese sen, 1100 yen). This is indicated by the standard currency exponent. For example, the United States dollar has an exponent of 2, while the Japanese yen has an exponent of 0. Mauritania does not use a decimal division of units, setting one ouguiya equal to five khoums, and in Madagascar it is similar, with one ariary equal to five iraimbilanja.

ISO 4217 does not only give currencies codes, but also precious metals (i.e. gold, palladium, platinum, silver) by definition expressed per one troy ounce compared to the United States dollar, and other entities for international finance, such as Special Drawing Rights. There are also codes used for the purpose of testing (XTS) or for showing no currency transactions (XXX). All of these codes begin with the letter, "X". The four precious metals start with an "X" and then their chemical symbol; gold, for example is XAU. ISO 3166 never assigns country codes beginning with the letter "X", because the codes are assigned exclusively for private custom use (never for official codes); for instance, the NATO country codes (STANAG 1059, 9th ed.), based upon ISO 3166, use "X" codes for imaginary exercise countries ranging from XXB for "Brownland" to XXR for "Redland", as well as for commands such as XXE for SHAPE or XXS for SACLANT. As a result, ISO 4217 can use "X" codes for non-country specific currencies without the risk of causing confusion with future country codes.

Supranational currencies, such as the CFP franc, CFA franc BEAC and BCEAO, and the East Caribbean dollar are normally also represented by codes beginning with the letter "X". The euro, however, is represented by EUR (EU is an ISO 3166 code reserved for lists relating to the European Union). The euro's predecessor, however, the European Currency Unit (ECU), was given the code XEU.

History[]

The International Organization for Standardization developed the standard of currency codes.

During 1973, the ISO Technical Committee 68 decided upon the development of codes for representing currencies and funds in any application of trade, commerce, or banking. During the 17th session, which was held in February 1978, of the related UN/ECE, experts agreed that the three-letter alphabetic codes for the ISO 4217 international standard, "Codes for the representation of currencies and funds", would be suitable to use in international trade.

Over time, new currencies are introduced and older currencies are replaced. Frequently, such changes are due to new governments (either via war or a new constitution), treaties between countries standardizing a currency, or revaluation of currency because of excessive inflation. Consequently, the list of codes must be updated from time to time. The maintenance agency (MA) of ISO 4217 codes, SIX Interbank Clearing, is responsible for maintaining the list of codes.

Active codes[]

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This is a list of all active codes for official ISO 4217 currency names:

Code Num E[8] Currency Locations using this currency
AED 784 2 United Arab Emirates dirham Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg United Arab Emirates
AFN 971 2 Afghan afghani Flag of Afghanistan.svg Afghanistan
ALL 008 2 Albanian lek Flag of Albania.svg Albania
AMD 051 2 Armenian dram Flag of Armenia.svg Armenia
ANG 532 2 Netherlands Antillean guilder Flag of Curaçao.svg Curaçao, Flag of Sint Maarten.svg Sint Maarten
AOA 973 2 Angolan kwanza Flag of Angola.svg Angola
ARS 032 2 Argentine peso Flag of Argentina.svg Argentina
AUD 036 2 Australian dollar Flag of Australia.svg Australia, Flag of Australia.svg Australian Antarctic Territory, Flag of Christmas Island.svg Christmas Island, Flag of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands.svg Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Flag of Australia.svg Heard Island and McDonald Islands, Flag of Kiribati.svg Kiribati, Flag of Nauru.svg Nauru, Flag of Norfolk Island.svg Norfolk Island, Flag of Tuvalu.svg Tuvalu
AWG 533 2 Aruban florin Flag of Aruba.svg Aruba
AZN 944 2 Azerbaijani manat Flag of Azerbaijan.svg Azerbaijan
BAM 977 2 Bosnia and Herzegovina convertible mark Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg Bosnia and Herzegovina
BBD 052 2 Barbados dollar Flag of Barbados.svg Barbados
BDT 050 2 Bangladeshi taka Flag of Bangladesh.svg Bangladesh
BGN 975 2 Bulgarian lev Flag of Bulgaria.svg Bulgaria
BHD 048 3 Bahraini dinar Flag of Bahrain.svg Bahrain
BIF 108 0 Burundian franc Flag of Burundi.svg Burundi
BMD 060 2 Bermudian dollar (customarily known as Bermuda dollar) Flag of Bermuda.svg Bermuda
BND 096 2 Brunei dollar Flag of Brunei.svg Brunei, Flag of Singapore.svg Singapore
BOB 068 2 Boliviano Flag of Bolivia.svg Bolivia
BOV 984 2 Bolivian Mvdol (funds code) Flag of Bolivia.svg Bolivia
BRL 986 2 Brazilian real Flag of Brazil.svg Brazil
BSD 044 2 Bahamian dollar Flag of the Bahamas.svg Bahamas
BTN 064 2 Bhutanese ngultrum Flag of Bhutan.svg Bhutan
BWP 072 2 Botswana pula Flag of Botswana.svg Botswana
BYR 974 0 Belarusian ruble Flag of Belarus.svg Belarus
BZD 084 2 Belize dollar Flag of Belize.svg Belize
CAD 124 2 Canadian dollar Flag of Canada.svg Canada
CDF 976 2 Congolese franc Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg Democratic Republic of Congo
CHE 947 2 WIR Euro (complementary currency) Flag of Switzerland.svg Switzerland
CHF 756 2 Swiss franc Flag of Switzerland.svg Switzerland, Flag of Liechtenstein.svg Liechtenstein
CHW 948 2 WIR Franc (complementary currency) Flag of Switzerland.svg Switzerland
CLF 990 0 Unidad de Fomento (funds code) Flag of Chile.svg Chile
CLP 152 0 Chilean peso Flag of Chile.svg Chile
CNY 156 2 Chinese yuan Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg China (Mainland)
COP 170 2 Colombian peso Flag of Colombia.svg Colombia
COU 970 2 Unidad de Valor Real Flag of Colombia.svg Colombia
CRC 188 2 Costa Rican colon Flag of Costa Rica.svg Costa Rica
CUC 931 2 Cuban convertible peso Flag of Cuba.svg Cuba
CUP 192 2 Cuban peso Flag of Cuba.svg Cuba
CVE 132 0 Cape Verde escudo Flag of Cape Verde.svg Cape Verde
CZK 203 2 Czech koruna Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czech Republic
DJF 262 0 Djiboutian franc Flag of Djibouti.svg Djibouti
DKK 208 2 Danish krone Flag of Denmark.svg Denmark, Flag of the Faroe Islands.svg Faroe Islands, Flag of Greenland.svg Greenland
DOP 214 2 Dominican peso Flag of the Dominican Republic.svg Dominican Republic
DZD 012 2 Algerian dinar Flag of Algeria.svg Algeria
EGP 818 2 Egyptian pound Flag of Egypt.svg Egypt
ERN 232 2 Eritrean nakfa Flag of Eritrea.svg Eritrea
ETB 230 2 Ethiopian birr Flag of Ethiopia.svg Ethiopia
EUR 978 2 Euro Flag of Andorra.svg Andorra, Flag of Austria.svg Austria, Flag of Belgium.svg Belgium, Flag of Cyprus.svg Cyprus, Flag of Estonia.svg Estonia, Flag of Finland.svg Finland, Flag of France.svg France, Flag of Germany.svg Germany, Flag of Greece.svg Greece, Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland, Flag of Italy.svg Italy, Flag of Kosovo.svg Kosovo, Flag of Luxembourg.svg Luxembourg, Flag of Malta.svg Malta, Flag of Monaco.svg Monaco, Flag of Montenegro.svg Montenegro, Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands, Flag of Portugal.svg Portugal, Flag of San Marino.svg San Marino, Flag of Slovakia.svg Slovakia, Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia, Flag of Spain.svg Spain, Flag of the Vatican City.svg Vatican City
FJD 242 2 Fiji dollar Flag of Fiji.svg Fiji
FKP 238 2 Falkland Islands pound Flag of the Falkland Islands.svg Falkland Islands
GBP 826 2 Pound sterling Flag of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom, Crown Dependencies (the Flag of the Isle of Man.svg Isle of Man and the Channel Islands), certain British Overseas Territories
(Flag of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.svg South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, Flag of the British Antarctic Territory.svg British Antarctic Territory and Flag of the British Indian Ocean Territory.svg British Indian Ocean Territory)
GEL 981 2 Georgian lari Flag of Georgia.svg Georgia
GHS 936 2 Ghanaian cedi Flag of Ghana.svg Ghana
GIP 292 2 Gibraltar pound Flag of Gibraltar.svg Gibraltar
GMD 270 2 Gambian dalasi Flag of The Gambia.svg Gambia
GNF 324 0 Guinean franc Flag of Guinea.svg Guinea
GTQ 320 2 Guatemalan quetzal Flag of Guatemala.svg Guatemala
GYD 328 2 Guyanese dollar Flag of Guyana.svg Guyana
HKD 344 2 Hong Kong dollar Flag of Hong Kong.svg Hong Kong, Flag of Macau.svg Macau
HNL 340 2 Honduran lempira Flag of Honduras.svg Honduras
HRK 191 2 Croatian kuna Flag of Croatia.svg Croatia
HTG 332 2 Haitian gourde Flag of Haiti.svg Haiti
HUF 348 2 Hungarian forint Flag of Hungary.svg Hungary
IDR 360 0 Indonesian rupiah Flag of Indonesia.svg Indonesia
ILS 376 2 Israeli new sheqel Flag of Israel.svg Israel, Palestinian territories
INR 356 2 Indian rupee Flag of Bhutan.svg Bhutan, Flag of India.svg India
IQD 368 0 Iraqi dinar Flag of Iraq.svg Iraq
IRR 364 0 Iranian rial Flag of Iran.svg Iran
ISK 352 0 Icelandic króna Flag of Iceland.svg Iceland
JMD 388 2 Jamaican dollar Flag of Jamaica.svg Jamaica
JOD 400 3 Jordanian dinar Flag of Jordan.svg Jordan
JPY 392 0 Japanese yen Flag of Japan.svg Japan
KES 404 2 Kenyan shilling Flag of Kenya.svg Kenya
KGS 417 2 Kyrgyzstani som Flag of Kyrgyzstan.svg Kyrgyzstan
KHR 116 2 Cambodian riel Flag of Cambodia.svg Cambodia
KMF 174 0 Comoro franc Flag of the Comoros.svg Comoros
KPW 408 0 North Korean won Flag of North Korea.svg North Korea
KRW 410 0 South Korean won Flag of South Korea.svg South Korea
KWD 414 3 Kuwaiti dinar Flag of Kuwait.svg Kuwait
KYD 136 2 Cayman Islands dollar Flag of the Cayman Islands.svg Cayman Islands
KZT 398 2 Kazakhstani tenge Flag of Kazakhstan.svg Kazakhstan
LAK 418 0 Lao kip Flag of Laos.svg Laos
LBP 422 0 Lebanese pound Flag of Lebanon.svg Lebanon
LKR 144 2 Sri Lanka rupee Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka
LRD 430 2 Liberian dollar Flag of Liberia.svg Liberia
LSL 426 2 Lesotho loti Flag of Lesotho.svg Lesotho
LTL 440 2 Lithuanian litas Flag of Lithuania.svg Lithuania
LVL 428 2 Latvian lats Flag of Latvia.svg Latvia
LYD 434 3 Libyan dinar Flag of Libya.svg Libya
MAD 504 2 Moroccan dirham Flag of Morocco.svg Morocco, Joined flags for Western Sahara.svg Western Sahara
MDL 498 2 Moldovan leu Flag of Moldova.svg Moldova (except Transnistria State Flag.svg Transnistria)
MGA 969 0.69897...[9] Malagasy ariary Flag of Madagascar.svg Madagascar
MKD 807 2 Macedonian denar Flag of Macedonia.svg Republic of Macedonia
MMK 104 0 Myanma kyat Flag of Myanmar.svg Myanmar
MNT 496 2 Mongolian tugrik Flag of Mongolia.svg Mongolia
MOP 446 1 Macanese pataca Flag of Macau.svg Macau
MRO 478 0.69897...[9] Mauritanian ouguiya Flag of Mauritania.svg Mauritania
MUR 480 2 Mauritian rupee Flag of Mauritius.svg Mauritius
MVR 462 2 Maldivian rufiyaa Flag of Maldives.svg Maldives
MWK 454 2 Malawian kwacha Flag of Malawi.svg Malawi
MXN 484 2 Mexican peso Flag of Mexico.svg Mexico
MXV 979 2 Mexican Unidad de Inversion (UDI) (funds code) Flag of Mexico.svg Mexico
MYR 458 2 Malaysian ringgit Flag of Malaysia.svg Malaysia
MZN 943 2 Mozambican metical Flag of Mozambique.svg Mozambique
NAD 516 2 Namibian dollar Flag of Namibia.svg Namibia
NGN 566 2 Nigerian naira Flag of Nigeria.svg Nigeria
NIO 558 2 Cordoba oro Flag of Nicaragua.svg Nicaragua
NOK 578 2 Norwegian krone Flag of Norway.svg Norway, Flag of Norway.svg Svalbard, Flag of Norway.svg Jan Mayen, Flag of Norway.svg Bouvet Island, Flag of Norway.svg Queen Maud Land, Flag of Norway.svg Peter I Island
NPR 524 2 Nepalese rupee Flag of Nepal.svg Nepal
NZD 554 2 New Zealand dollar Flag of the Cook Islands.svg Cook Islands, Flag of Nauru.svg Nauru, Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand, Flag of Niue.svg Niue, Flag of the Pitcairn Islands.svg Pitcairn Islands, Flag of Tokelau.svg Tokelau
OMR 512 3 Omani rial Flag of Oman.svg Oman
PAB 590 2 Panamanian balboa Flag of Panama.svg Panama
PEN 604 2 Peruvian nuevo sol Flag of Peru.svg Peru
PGK 598 2 Papua New Guinean kina Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg Papua New Guinea
PHP 608 2 Philippine peso Flag of the Philippines.svg Philippines
PKR 586 2 Pakistani rupee Flag of Pakistan.svg Pakistan
PLN 985 2 Polish złoty Flag of Poland.svg Poland
PYG 600 0 Paraguayan guaraní Flag of Paraguay.svg Paraguay
QAR 634 2 Qatari riyal Flag of Qatar.svg Qatar
RON 946 2 Romanian new leu Flag of Romania.svg Romania
RSD 941 2 Serbian dinar Flag of Serbia.svg Serbia
RUB 643 2 Russian rouble Flag of Russia.svg Russia, Flag of Abkhazia.svg Abkhazia, Flag of South Ossetia.svg South Ossetia
RWF 646 0 Rwandan franc Flag of Rwanda.svg Rwanda
SAR 682 2 Saudi riyal Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg Saudi Arabia
SBD 090 2 Solomon Islands dollar Flag of the Solomon Islands.svg Solomon Islands
SCR 690 2 Seychelles rupee Flag of Seychelles.svg Seychelles
SDG 938 2 Sudanese pound Flag of Sudan.svg Sudan
SEK 752 2 Swedish krona/kronor Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden
SGD 702 2 Singapore dollar Flag of Singapore.svg Singapore, Flag of Brunei.svg Brunei
SHP 654 2 Saint Helena pound Flag of Saint Helena.svg Saint Helena
SLL 694 0 Sierra Leonean leone Flag of Sierra Leone.svg Sierra Leone
SOS 706 2 Somali shilling Flag of Somalia.svg Somalia (except Flag of Somaliland.svg Somaliland)
SRD 968 2 Surinamese dollar Flag of Suriname.svg Suriname
SSP 728 2 South Sudanese pound Flag of South Sudan.svg South Sudan
STD 678 0 São Tomé and Príncipe dobra Flag of Sao Tome and Principe.svg São Tomé and Príncipe
SYP 760 2 Syrian pound Flag of Syria.svg Syria
SZL 748 2 Lilangeni Flag of Swaziland.svg Swaziland
THB 764 2 Thai baht Flag of Thailand.svg Thailand
TJS 972 2 Tajikistani somoni Flag of Tajikistan.svg Tajikistan
TMT 934 2 Turkmenistani manat Flag of Turkmenistan.svg Turkmenistan
TND 788 3 Tunisian dinar Flag of Tunisia.svg Tunisia
TOP 776 2 Tongan paʻanga Flag of Tonga.svg Tonga
TRY 949 2 Turkish lira Flag of Turkey.svg Turkey, Flag of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.svg Northern Cyprus
TTD 780 2 Trinidad and Tobago dollar Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg Trinidad and Tobago
TWD 901 2 New Taiwan dollar Flag of the Republic of China.svg Taiwan
TZS 834 2 Tanzanian shilling Flag of Tanzania.svg Tanzania
UAH 980 2 Ukrainian hryvnia Flag of Ukraine.svg Ukraine
UGX 800 0 Ugandan shilling Flag of Uganda.svg Uganda
USD 840 2 United States dollar Flag of American Samoa.svg American Samoa, Flag of Bermuda.svg Bermuda, Flag of the British Indian Ocean Territory.svg British Indian Ocean Territory, Flag of the British Virgin Islands.svg British Virgin Islands, Flag of the Netherlands.svg Caribbean Netherlands, Flag of East Timor.svg East Timor, Flag of Ecuador.svg Ecuador, Flag of El Salvador.svg El Salvador, Flag of Guam.svg Guam, Flag of Haiti.svg Haiti, Flag of the Marshall Islands.svg Marshall Islands, Flag of the Federated States of Micronesia.svg Micronesia, Flag of the Northern Mariana Islands.svg Northern Mariana Islands, Flag of Palau.svg Palau, Flag of Panama.svg Panama, Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Puerto Rico, Flag of the Turks and Caicos Islands.svg Turks and Caicos Islands, Flag of the United States.svg United States, Flag of the United States.svg United States Minor Outlying Islands, Flag of the United States Virgin Islands.svg United States Virgin Islands, Flag of Bermuda.svg Bermuda (as well as Bermudian Dollar), Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Zimbabwe
USN 997 2 United States dollar (next day) (funds code) Flag of the United States.svg United States
USS 998 2 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) Flag of the United States.svg United States
UYI 940 0 Uruguay Peso en Unidades Indexadas (URUIURUI) (funds code) Flag of Uruguay.svg Uruguay
UYU 858 2 Uruguayan peso Flag of Uruguay.svg Uruguay
UZS 860 2 Uzbekistan som Flag of Uzbekistan.svg Uzbekistan
VEF 937 2 Venezuelan bolívar fuerte Flag of Venezuela.svg Venezuela
VND 704 0 Vietnamese đồng Flag of Vietnam.svg Vietnam
VUV 548 0 Vanuatu vatu Flag of Vanuatu.svg Vanuatu
WST 882 2 Samoan tala Flag of Samoa.svg Samoa
XAF 950 0 CFA franc BEAC Flag of Cameroon.svg Cameroon, Flag of the Central African Republic.svg Central African Republic, Flag of the Republic of the Congo.svg Republic of the Congo, Flag of Chad.svg Chad, Flag of Equatorial Guinea.svg Equatorial Guinea, Flag of Gabon.svg Gabon
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 Flag of Anguilla.svg Anguilla, Flag of Antigua and Barbuda.svg Antigua and Barbuda, Flag of Dominica.svg Dominica, Flag of Grenada.svg Grenada, Flag of Montserrat.svg Montserrat, Flag of Saint Kitts and Nevis.svg Saint Kitts and Nevis, Flag of Saint Lucia.svg Saint Lucia, Flag of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.svg Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
XDR 960 . Special Drawing Rights International Monetary Fund logo.svg International Monetary Fund
XFU Nil . UIC franc (special settlement currency) International Union of Railways
XOF 952 0 CFA Franc BCEAO Flag of Benin.svg Benin, Flag of Burkina Faso.svg Burkina Faso, Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg Côte d'Ivoire, Flag of Guinea-Bissau.svg Guinea-Bissau, Flag of Mali.svg Mali, Flag of Niger.svg Niger, Flag of Senegal.svg Senegal, Flag of Togo.svg Togo
XPD 964 . Palladium (one troy ounce)
XPF 953 0 CFP franc Flag of French Polynesia.svg French Polynesia, Flag of New Caledonia.svg New Caledonia, Flag of Wallis and Futuna.svg Wallis and Futuna
XPT 962 . Platinum (one troy ounce)
XTS 963 . Code reserved for testing purposes
XXX 999 . No currency
YER 886 2 Yemeni rial Flag of Yemen.svg Yemen
ZAR 710 2 South African rand Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa
ZWL 932 2 Zimbabwe dollar Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Zimbabwe
ZMW 967 2 Zambian kwacha Flag of Zambia.svg Zambia

United States dollar explanation[]

The United States dollar actually has three assigned codes: USD, USS (same day), and USN (next day). In accordance to UN/CEFACT recommendation 9, paragraphs 8-9 ECE/TRADE/203, 1996, available online Icons-mini-file acrobat.png:

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.

Circulated currencies without a currency code[]

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Some territories are not included in ISO 4217 because their currencies are either:

These currencies are:

  1. Alderney pound (1:1 pegged to the pound sterling)
  2. Cook Islands dollar (1:1 pegged to the New Zealand dollar)
  3. Faroese króna (1:1 pegged to the Danish krone)
  4. Guernsey pound (1:1 pegged to the pound sterling)
  5. Isle of Man pound (1:1 pegged to the pound sterling)
  6. Jersey pound (1:1 pegged to the pound sterling)
  7. Kiribati dollar (1:1 pegged to the Australian dollar)
  8. Maltese scudo (1:0.24 pegged to the euro[10])
  9. Somaliland shilling (state of issue viewed as de jure part of Somalia)
  10. Transnistrian ruble (state of issue viewed as de jure part of Moldova)
  11. Tuvaluan dollar (1:1 pegged to the Australian dollar)

The following non-ISO codes are however, sometimes used commercially:[11]

  Guernsey pound   GGP
Jersey pound JEP
Isle of Man pound IMP
Somaliland shilling SLS (rarely SLSH)
Tuvalu dollar TVD
Transnistrian ruble PRB

Historic currency codes[]

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Several currencies had official ISO 4217 codes and currency names before they were replaced by the euro or other currencies. This table shows the ISO 4217 codes of former currencies and their common names.

Code Num E[8] Currency From Until Replaced by
ADF ... 2 Andorran franc (1:1 peg to the French franc) ? 1999-01-01 EUR
ADP 020 0 Andorran peseta (1:1 peg to the Spanish peseta) ? 1999-01-01 EUR
ATS 040 2 Austrian schilling 1945 1999-01-01 EUR
AHK 040 2 Austro-Hungarian krone 1892 1921 CSK
BEF 056 1 Belgian franc (currency union with LUF) 1832 1999-01-01 EUR
CYP 196 2 Cypriot pound 1879 2008-01-01 EUR
DEM 276 2 German mark 1948 1999-01-01 EUR
EEK 223 2 Estonian kroon 1992 2011-01-01 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
GRD 300 0 Greek drachma 1954 2001-01-01 EUR
GGK 300 0 German gold mark 1873 1922 GPM
GPM 300 0 German Papiermark 1922 1923 GRM
IEP 372 2 Irish pound (punt in Irish language) 1938 1999-01-01 EUR
ITL 380 0 Italian lira 1861 1999-01-01 EUR
LUF 442 1 Luxembourg franc (currency union with BEF) 1944 1999-01-01 EUR
MCF ... 1 Monegasque franc (currency union with FRF) 1960 1999-01-01 EUR
MAF ... Moroccan franc 1921 1960–1976 MAD
MTL 470 2 Maltese lira 1968[12] 2008-01-01 EUR
NLG 528 2 Netherlands guilder 1810s 1999-01-01 EUR
PTE 620 0 Portuguese escudo 1911-05-22 1999-01-01 EUR
SIT 705 1 Slovenian tolar 1991-10-08 2007-01-01 EUR
SKK 703 1 Slovak koruna 1993-02-08 2009-01-01 EUR
SML ... 0 San Marinese lira (currency union with ITL and VAL) 1864 1999-01-01 EUR
VAL ... 0 Vatican lira (currency union with ITL and SML) 1929 1999-01-01 EUR
XEU 954 . European Currency Unit (1 XEU = 1 EUR) ? 1999-01-01 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
BDT 1 Bangladeshi Taka February 1972 Still in use
BGL 100 2 Bulgarian lev A/99 1962 1999-07-05 BGN
BOP ... 2 Bolivian peso 1963-01-01 1987-01-01 BOB
BRB ... 2 Brazilian cruzeiro novo 1967 1986 BRC
BRC ... 2 Brazilian cruzado 1986 1989 BRN
BRE ... 2 Brazilian cruzeiro 1990 1993 BRR
BRN ... 2 Brazilian cruzado novo 1989-01-15 1990-03-15 BRE
BRR ... 2 Brazilian cruzeiro real 1993-08-01 1994 BRL
CLE ... Chilean escudo 1960-01-01 1975 CLP
CSD 891 2 Serbian dinar 2003-07-03 2006 RSD
CSK 200 Czechoslovak koruna ? 1993-02-08 CZK and SKK
DDM 278 East German Mark of the GDR (East Germany) 1948-06-21 1990-07-01 DEM
ECS 218 0 Ecuadorian sucre ? 2000 USD
ECV 983 . Ecuador Unidad de Valor Constante (funds code) (discontinued) 1993 2000-01-09 -
GQE ... Equatorial Guinean ekwele 1975 1985 XAF
ESA 996 Spanish peseta (account A) ? ? ESP
ESB 995 Spanish peseta (account B) ? ? ESP
GNE ... Guinean syli 1971 1985 GNF
GHC 288 0 Ghanaian cedi 1967 2007-07-01 GHS
GWP 624 Guinea-Bissau peso 1975 1997 XOF
ILP ... 3, 2 Israeli lira 1948 1980 ILR
ILR ... 2 Israeli shekel 1980-02-24 1985-12-31 ILS
ISJ ... 0 Icelandic old krona ? 1981 ISK
LAJ ... Lao kip ? 1979 LAK
MGF 450 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 Russian rouble 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 rouble 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 1993-11-01 2008-12-31 TMT
TRL 792 0 Turkish lira A/05 ? 2005 TRY
UAK 804 Ukrainian karbovanets ? 1996-09-02 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) ? 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) (discontinued) 1985-09-01 1995-03-13 -
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

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  2. Current funds
  3. Historic denominations
  4. SIX Interbank Clearing
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  6. Global History of Currencies
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