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ISO 4217 Currency Codes
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What are ISO-4217 codes?
 
The International Standardisation Organisation (www.iso.ch) has introduced a coding system which assigns each currency a three-character currency code and a three-digit currency code. As some countries have experienced currency reforms, a country's currency code may change over time. For example, Mexico's currency code was changed from MXP to MXN when this country introduced the nuevo peso in January 1993. The three-character codes are constructed by taking the two-character ISO-3166 country code (known as ISO-3166-Alpha-2) and appending a single letter symbolizing the name of the currency (e.g., Mexican peso MX+P = MXP; Mexican nuevo peso MX+N = MXN). In most cases, the numeric currency code is identical to the numeric ISO-3166 country code.
 
Who maintains these codes?
 
The Maintenance Agency for ISO 4217 is the British Standards Institute (www.bsi-global.com). You find a list of updated ISO-4217 codes on the ISO web site. Please refer to Wikpedia entry on ISO-4217 for further information.
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