The Most Popular Money Symbols Around The World

An exhaustive list of all the money symbols out there.

International Currency Symbols

Different places around the world have different forms of currency. The top row represents euros, US dollars, yuan, yen, and deutsche mark. The second row represents francs, pounds, lira, real, and Candian dollars. The third row represents peseta, Australian dollars, and pesos. The bottom row represents won, guilder, lira, rupiah, and francs.

Dollar Bill

Dollar bills are a form of currency. The US dollar has a depiction of George Washington on one side and The Great Seal of the United States on the flip side.


Cash is otherwise known as currency, money, bills, bank notes, or dough. 


Wallets are meant to hold bills and credit cards. Some wallets also contain a zipper for change.

Credit Card

Credit cards allow shoppers to purchase an item without any physical money. At a later date, the shopper must pay back the credit card company for everything they have purchased.

Money Bag

Moneybags are drawstring bags used to hold and transport coins and banknotes from/to a mint, bank, ATM, vending machine, business, or other institution.


Keeping money in a vault is a way to protect it from being stolen. No one is able to access the interior of the vault without the correct combination.


In the US, coins have a lower value than dollars. They are the lowest form of currency.

Stack Of Coins

A single country can have multiple types of coins in different denominations. In the US, Abraham Lincoln appears on pennies, Thomas Jefferson appears on nickels, Franklin D. Roosevelt appears on dimes, and George Washington appears on quarters.

Coin Purse

A coin purse is small enough to fit in any pocketbook or even a back pocket. It is meant to hold small coins for easy access when shopping.

Piggy Bank

A piggy bank is a way to show children how to save money at an early age. They can come in a variety of designs to make learning about finances appear more fun.

Universal Currency Symbol

It does not matter whether someone is referring to dollars, yen, or pesos. This symbol can be used as a way to describe any form of currency around the globe.

Gold Bars

Gold has the highest corrosion resistance of all the metals. That is why it is so valuable and high in price.

The Eye Of Providence

The Eye of Providence represents God watching over humanity. The symbol appears on the one-dollar bill in the United States.


Briefcases are most commonly used to carry around paperwork (or more recently, laptops and tablets). However, they can also be used to carry large sums of money.


Diamonds are a solid form of carbon with a diamond cubic crystal structure. They are valuable and long-lasting, which is why they appear in engagement rings.


Banks are financial institutions that accept deposits from the public and create credit. They assist in the financial stability of a country.

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Daniella Urdinlaiz

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