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Currency is the economic term given to the money or coins and banknotes used for trade in goods, products or services. In the past, coins made from precious metals such as gold, silver or copper have been used. These coins had value if you melted them down and sold the mineral. The minerals used to mint some coins today may be of less value than the denomination (face value) of the coin.
When a government declares a currency to be legal tender, the currency is called fiat money
- "Currency." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. 24 Jul 2009, 20:20 UTC. 24 Jul 2009 <http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Currency&oldid=304001065>.
- "Fiat money." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. 12 Jul 2009, 20:03 UTC. 12 Jul 2009 <http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Fiat_money&oldid=301742585>.
Currency Symbols ($, €, £, ¥, ﷼, ₡, лв and more)
A currency symbols is a graphic symbol often used as a shorthand for a currency's name. Considering visiting the following external web pages:
- "World Currency Symbols". XE.COM INC 30 Jun 2009, 17:25 UTC. 30 Jun 2009. <http://www.xe.com/symbols.php>.
- "Currency sign." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. 30 Jun 2009, 17:25 UTC. 30 Jun 2009 <http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Currency_sign&oldid=299540423>.
How to Use Currency Symbols on Your Computer
The following information is quoted directly from "World Currency Symbols". XE.COM INC 30 Jun 2009, 17:25 UTC. 30 Jun 2009. <http://www.xe.com/symbols.php>.
How To Work With Currency Symbols
Using Currency Symbols in Microsoft Word XP / 2003
- Ensure that you have Code2000 downloaded and installed. (See above for details.)
- Start a new document Microsoft Word, or open an existing Word document into which you wish to place the currency symbol.
- Open the font selector by clicking Format > Font. (See screen shot)
- Select the Code2000 font, and then clicking OK. (See screen shot)
- Open the symbol selector by clicking Insert > Symbol. (See screen shot)
- A new window will open up called Symbol. (See screen shot)
- Look up the Unicode: Hex code from the above table, enter it in the Character Code, and click Insert. (See screen shot)
- The symbol will now be in your Word document. (See screen shot)
Source: "World Currency Symbols". XE.COM INC 30 Jun 2009, 17:25 UTC. 30 Jun 2009. <http://www.xe.com/symbols.php>.
An online Currency Converter will help you to calculate the value of your currency compared with currency from another country.
Source: "World Currency Symbols". XE.COM INC. 30 Jun 2009, 17:25 UTC. 30 Jun 2009. <http://www.xe.com/symbols.php>.