What is the symbol or abbreviation for the Euro?


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The symbol for the Euro is €, though it is sometimes written as E or EUR on European receipts. To create this symbol on an American keyboard press Option + Shift + 2 on a MAC, or CNTRL + ALT + e on a PC.

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With USD (United States Dollars) the amount of one hundred sixty dollars and ten cents would be written as $160.10 with a period to represent the end of the full bills and the start of the partial bills or, "change." The same amount would use a comma instead of a period when expressed in Euros: €160,10.

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