Alt Code Shortcuts for Currency Symbols

There are more than 200 countries in the world and most of them uses their own currency system. It is a very common need to type the currency symbols indicating price in financial documents like order and quotation documents. However, Windows and Mac keyboard offers dollar symbol as a default key in English keyboard layout. You may also find Euro € and British Pound £ symbols on European keyboard layouts. Regardless of your keyboard layout, here we will provide alt code keyboard shortcuts for inserting popular currency symbols.

In our earlier article, we have provided more than 600 alt key shortcuts for inserting various categories of symbols. We also offer free alt code eBook for offline reference.

Alt Code Shortcuts for Currency Symbols

Currency symbols are part of the Unicode point range from 20A0 to 20CF. However, there are few unassigned codes in this range. Below is the complete list of alt code shortcuts for inserting currency symbols on your documents. Note that the browser display may vary from the actual display on Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents.

SymbolNamePC ShortcutMac Shortcut
$Dollar SymbolShift + 4Shift + 4
Euro SymbolAlt + Ctrl + EOption + Shift + 2
$Dollar SymbolAlt + 0036Option + 0024
Euro SymbolAlt + 0128Option + 20AC
ƒDutch FlorinAlt + 0131Option + 0192
¢Cent SignAlt + 0162Option + 00A2
£British PoundAlt + 0163Option + 00A3
¤General CurrencyAlt + 0164Option + 00A4
¥Japanese YenAlt + 0165Option + 00A5
Square YuanAlt + 13136Option + 3350
֏Armenian Dram SignAlt + 1423Option + 058F
؋Afghani SignAlt + 1547Option + 060B
Bengali Rupee MarkAlt + 2546Option + 09F2
Bengali Rupee SignAlt + 2547Option + 09F3
Gujarati Rupee SignAlt + 2801Option + 0AF1
Tamil Rupee SignAlt + 3065Option + 0BF9
฿Thai BahtAlt + 3647Option + 0E3F
Korean WonAlt + 50896Option + C6D0
Khmer Symbol RielAlt + 6107Option + 17DB
Saudi Arabiya RialAlt + 65020Option + FDFC
Small Dollar SymbolAlt + 65129Option + FE69
Fullwidth Dollar SignAlt + 65284Option + FF04
Fullwidth CentAlt + 65504Option + FFE0
Fullwidth Pound SignAlt + 65505Option + FFE1
Old Euro CurrencyAlt + 8352Option + 20A0
Colon SymbolAlt + 8353Option + 20A1
Cruzeiro SymbolAlt + 8354Option + 20A2
French FrancAlt + 8355Option + 20A3
Lira SymbolAlt + 8356Option + 20A4
Mill SignAlt + 8357Option + 20A5
Nigerian NairaAlt + 8358Option + 20A6
Spanish PesetaAlt + 8359Option + 20A7
Old Indian RupeeAlt + 8360Option + 20A8
South Korean WonAlt + 8361Option + 20A9
Israeli New SheqelAlt + 8362Option + 20AA
Vietnamese DongAlt + 8363Option + 20AB
Euro SymbolAlt + 8364Option + 20AC
Laos KipAlt + 8365Option + 20AD
Mongolian TugrikAlt + 8366Option + 20AE
Greece DrachmaAlt + 8367Option + 20AF
German Penny SignAlt + 8368Option + 20B0
Philippine PesoAlt + 8369Option + 20B1
Paraguayan GuaraniAlt + 8370Option + 20B2
Argentine AustralAlt + 8371Option + 20B3
Ukrainian HryvniaAlt + 8372Option + 20B4
Ghana CediAlt + 8373Option + 20B5
Old Livre Tournois SignAlt + 8374Option + 20B6
Esperanto SpesmiloAlt + 8375Option + 20B7
Tenge SignAlt + 8376Option + 20B8
Indian Rupee SymbolAlt + 8377Option + 20B9
Turkish LiraAlt + 8378Option + 20BA
Nordic MarkAlt + 8379Option + 20BB
Azerbaijan ManatAlt + 8380Option + 20BC
Russian RubleAlt + 8381Option + 20BD
Georgia LariAlt + 8382Option + 20BE
Bitcoin SymbolAlt + 8383Option + 20BF

Note, we have also included some currency related symbols in the above table like bank, ATM, etc. part of Unicode emoji category. The display of these emoji symbols may differ on the browser when comparing with Windows and Mac documents.

How to Type Currency Symbols?

There are many ways to insert currency symbols in Microsoft Office and Apple iWork documents:

  • Alt + code method with decimal values
  • Using Unicode hexadecimal values with Alt + X combination
  • Option + code with Unicode Hex Input method on Mac
  • Using escape strings on HTML, CSS and JavaScript documents

Using Alt + Codes on Windows

Hold one of the Alt keys located either side of the space bar and then continuously press the code. For example, pressing Alt and then 0163 keys on the numeric pad will produce the British Pound symbol £.

Using Alt Code With Numeric Pad on Keyboard

This method works only on the Windows based computers having a keyboard separate with numeric pad. But it will work on all Microsoft Office packages like Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Using Alt + X Unicode Method for Word

You can use the hexadecimal Unicode value to insert symbols in Word documents. Enter the Unicode hexadecimal value of the symbol and then press one of the Alt keys along with X key. But this method will only work on Microsoft Word.

For example, pressing 20AC keys and then press Alt with X keys will produce Euro currency symbol .

Inserting Unicode in Microsoft Word

Inserting Currency Symbols on Mac

On Mac documents like Pages and Keynote, first change the input method to Unicode Hex Input. Then press, option key and the hexadecimal codes in the second column of the above table to type the symbols. For example, Option + 0E3F will produce the Thai Baht symbol like ฿. All four digit hexadecimal codes will work in this method.

Inserting Currency Emoji

In addition to the above list currency symbols, there are many currency related emoji available. You can insert these emoji on documents and chat conversation using emoji keyboard in Windows 10 and Mac.

Currency EmojiNameWindows ShortcutWord Shortcut
💲Heavy Dollar SignAlt + 1281781F4B2 Alt + X
🏦BankAlt + 1279741F3E6 Alt + X
🏧ATM SignAlt + 1279751F3E7 Alt + X
💯Hundred PointsAlt + 1281751F4AF Alt + X
💰Money BagAlt + 1281761F4B0 Alt + X
💱Currency ExchangeAlt + 1281771F4B1 Alt + X
💳Credit CardAlt + 1281791F4B3 Alt + X
💴Yen BanknoteAlt + 1281801F4B4 Alt + X
💵Dollar BanknoteAlt + 1281811F4B5 Alt + X
💶Euro BanknoteAlt + 1281821F4B6 Alt + X
💷Pound BanknoteAlt + 1281831F4B7 Alt + X
💸Money with WingsAlt + 1281841F4B8 Alt + X
💹Chart Increasing with YenAlt + 1281851F4B9 Alt + X
🪙CoinAlt + 1296891FA99 Alt + X
🧾ReceiptAlt + 1295341F9FE Alt + X

Insert Currency Emoji in Windows 10

  • Press “Win + ;” keys to open emoji keyboard.
  • Search for the symbol or type the name to filter the result.
  • When you find the required symbol, click to insert on your document.
Currency Emoji in Windows 10
Currency Emoji in Windows 10

The good part is you can still use alt codes to insert these currency emoji in Windows 10 PC. For example, alt + 128181 will produce bank note with dollar sign emoji like 💵. Similarly, you can use alt + x shortcuts on Microsoft Word documents.

Insert Currency Emoji in Mac

  • Press “Control + Command + Space bar” to open Character Viewer app.
  • You can find all currency symbols under “Currency Symbol” category.
  • Double click to insert the symbol anywhere on your documents.
  • You can also use the search box to find other emoji related currency symbols like hundred point symbol 💯.
Insert Currency Symbols in Mac
Insert Currency Symbols in Mac

Inserting Currency Symbols in HTML and CSS

Inserting special symbols in HTML document is different that of Word document. Basically you can use the same “Alt + Code” with minor modification. Below is an example of inserting Indian Rupee sign in HTML and you can refer the separate article for the complete list of HTML special characters.

  • Alt code for Indian Rupee symbol  ₹: Alt 8377
  • HTML code Indian Rupee symbol ₹: &# 8377;

You can change the code in the above examples to insert any currency symbols on your HTML document. Similarly, on CSS and JavaScript documents, use the hexadecimal codes like \20BE and \u20BE respectively.

Font Variations and Size

You can adjust the font size and color of the currency symbols on your documents like other text content. This will give an opportunity to decorate the symbols as you like. Below are some of the examples with variations:

Cheatsheet for Currency Symbols

Download the cheatsheet for all alt code shortcuts for currency symbols, if you want to keep the shortcuts for offline reference.

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    • We have checked, Alt 8377 is working on Word, PowerPoint and Outlook. Unfortunately, most of the codes will not work on Excel, you can simply copy and paste.

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