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The Currency System family of software and services is licensed to use official ISO 4217 currency codes, published by the International Organization for Standardization.
The numeric code assigned to a currency by ISO 4217 is usually the same as the numeric code assigned to the corresponding country by ISO 3166-1. For example, USD ( United States dollar ) has numeric code 840 which is also the numeric code for the US (United States).
The US dollar is represented as USD – the US coming from the ISO 3166 country code and the D for dollar. The Swiss franc is represented by CHF – the CH being the code for Switzerland in the ISO 3166 code and F for franc. Numeric code
Definition: Currency, is a system of money in general use in a particular country at a specific time. Below you will find a list of money in use for each country around the world, as well as the corresponding three-character alphabetic, and the three-digit numeric ISO 4217 code for each currency.
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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). The third letter 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". Th...
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) of the related UN/ECEGroup 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 new governments (through war or a new constitution), treaties between countries standardizing on a currency, or revaluation of the 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.
The following is a list of active codes of official ISO 4217 currency names.
The following is a list of active, unofficial codes that emulate the ISO 4217 format.
The US dollar actually has three codes assigned: USD, USS (same day) and USN (next day). According to UN/CEFACT recommendation 9, paragraphs 8-9 ECE/TRADE/203, 1996, available online: 1. 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.) 2. 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, derive...
A number of territories are not included in ISO 4217, because their currencies are: (a) not per se an independent currency but a variant of another currency, (b) a legal tender only issued as commemorative banknotes and/or coinage, or (c) a currency of an unrecognized or partially recognized state. These currencies are: 1. Alderney pound (1:1 peggedto 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) 9. Somaliland shilling (state of issue is viewed as de jure part of Somalia, exchange rate not fixed) 10. Transnistrian ruble (state of issue is viewed as de jure part of Moldova) 11. Tuvaluan dollar(1:1 pegged to the Australian dollar) The following non-...
A number of currencies were official ISO 4217 currency codes and currency names until their replacement by the euroor other currencies. Note that the currency names used below may not match the currency names used in the ISO standard itself, but the codes do match.An older list of ISO 4217 alphabetic codes that contains some history of ISO 4217 (PDFfile)Another list of numeric and alphabetic ISO 4217 currency codes Archived 2011-11-29 at the Wayback Machine