India has a new, attractively-designed symbol for the rupee. It’s a combination of the Latin letter “R” and the Devanagari “ra”. (It looks like this: र) I’m not sure yet what strokes I would use to write it: R-bar-bar, or bar-R-bar, but I approve. Now I think either China or Japan should come up with an alternative to ¥…
For those interested, Slate’s The Explainer has a quick article about the origin of common currency symbols here.
The Ghana cedi is noted with the symbol GH¢, or the ISO code GHS. (The ISO code for the rupee is INR; the U.S. dollar is USD, etc.) The name “cedi” comes from a word for cowry shell, which were once used in Ghana as currency.
I have worked in economic policy and research in Washington, D.C. and Ghana. My husband and I recently moved to Guyana, where I am working for the Ministry of Finance. I like riding motorcycle, outdoor sports, foreign currencies, capybaras, and having opinions.