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Currency Codes - ISO4217
The ISO 4217 standard, published by the International Organization for Standardization, specifies three-letter codes for currencies worldwide. The first two letters of these codes are usually identical with the two-letter ISO 3166-1 Alpha-2 country codes, which are well-known by internet users, as they are used for country domain suffixes. The third letter is usually the initial of the currency name.

For example, LVL stands for "Latvian lat" (note that currency names are written in lower case, unless required otherwise by language rules, as in German, or by the local context, such as titles in English). The code for  the euro currency is probably the most well-known exception to this pattern, as it is EUR (and not EUE).

Codes beginning with "X", among others, are reserved for special purposes. For example, XAU is used to indicate the "exchange rate" for gold (usually USD per ounce), and XPD, XPT and XAG correspond to palladium, platinum and silver, respectively (the pattern here being that the last two letters correspond to the atomic symbol of the chemical element). XDR refers to the International Monetary Fund's Special Drawing Rights. Other codes are used, for example, for specific currency trading purposes, such as USN for United States dollar (next day), and USS for United States dollar (same day).

The files in this site list the currency name, the ISO 4217 alphabetc and numeric codes, the symbol and the subdivision for most countries and territories. The list if not official, and the fact that a currency is listed as being used in a certain region does not mean that the currency is an official currency for that country (although it usually is). Some currencies circulate and are acceptable in some countries even though they are not the official currencies of those countries.

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Currency Codes