Published on July 16th, 2010 | by drkkr12
In a world full of abbreviations to denote their currency, very few countries have a distinct global identity. In that elite group India joined. Indian Rupee gets a global identity, after the United states,United kingdom,Europe and Japan it is now India’s turn. A blend of Devanagari ‘ra’ which represents rupiah and Roman ‘r’ bring a distinctive character and identity to the currency. The design is based on the tricolor with two lines at the top and whiter space in between.
The sign for the British pound, £, evolved from the Latin word libra, meaning scales, since the British pound was originally worth exactly one pound of pure silver.
The Japanese yen— mean “round object” in their respective language—use the symbol ¥, based on the letter Y as transliterated by international traders.
European Commission polled 2,000 members of the public on a shortlist of 10 finalists and ultimately selected the €.
Now here is a question , there is no S in a dollar !! How did $ originate ? Share your thoughts..!