Yen sign.svg
¥ U+00A5, ¥
YEN SIGN
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[U+00A4]
Latin-1 Supplement ¦
[U+00A6]
U+FFE5, ¥
FULLWIDTH YEN SIGN

[U+FFE4]
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TranslingualEdit

 
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DescriptionEdit

A capital letter Y, crossed by one or two horizontal lines.

EtymologyEdit

The two lines represent the other two letters in the word 'yen'. Attested first in 1903, originated in the West.

SymbolEdit

¥

  1. The symbol for yen, the currency of Japan
  2. The symbol for the yuan, the currency of China

Derived termsEdit

See alsoEdit

Currency signs

  • ؋‎ – afghani
  • ฿ – baht
  • – bitcoin
  • ¢ – cent
  • – colón
  • – cedi
  •   – cifrão
  • Ð – dogecoin
  • $dollar sign
  • – dong
  • ֏ – dram
  • Ξ – ether
  • – euro
  • ƒ – florin, guilder, or gulden
  • – guarani
  • – hryvnia
  • – kip
  • – lari
  • – Turkish lira
  • – manat
  • – mill
  • – naira
  • – Philippine peso
  • £ – pound
  • ‎ – rial or riyal
  • – riel
  • ރ – rufiyaa
  • – ruble
  • – rupee
  • – rupee
  • – Indian rupee
  • or – taka
  • – rupee (in Gujarat)
  • – new shekel
  • – tenge
  • – tugrik, tether
  • – won
  • ¥ – yen or yuan

Formerly used currency signs

  • 𐆚 – as
  • – austral
  • – ECU (European Currency Unit)
  • – cruzeiro
  • 𐆖 – denarius
  • – drachma
  • – French franc
  • – Italian lira
  • – livre tournois
  • – mark
  • – peseta
  • – pfennig
  • – spesmilo
  •   – old Israeli shekel