ISO 4217

An airline ticket showing the price with ISO 4217 code "EUR" (bottom left) and not with euro currency sign ""

ISO 4217 is a standard published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) that defines alpha codes and numeric codes for the representation of currencies and provides information about the relationships between individual currencies and their minor units. This data is published in three tables:

  • Table A.1 – Current currency & funds code list[1]
  • Table A.2 – Current funds codes[2]
  • Table A.3 – List of codes for historic denominations of currencies & funds[3]

The first edition of ISO 4217 was published in 1978. The tables, history and ongoing discussion are maintained by SIX Interbank Clearing on behalf of ISO and the Swiss Association for Standardization.[4]

The ISO 4217 code list is used in banking and business globally. In many countries, the ISO 4217 alpha codes for the more common currencies are so well known publicly that exchange rates published in newspapers or posted in banks use only these to delineate the currencies, instead of translated currency names or ambiguous currency symbols. ISO 4217 alpha codes are used on airline tickets and international train tickets to remove any ambiguity about the price.

  1. ^ "Current currency & funds code list – ISO Currency". SIX. Archived from the original on 2021-03-01.
  2. ^ "Current funds codes list – ISO Currency". SIX. Archived from the original on 2022-04-22.
  3. ^ "List of codes for historic denominations of currencies & funds – ISO Currency". SIX. Archived from the original on 2020-05-03.
  4. ^ "Currency Code Services – ISO 4217 Maintenance Agency". Retrieved 2013-03-25.

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