Euro Symbol, how to type the Euro Sign currency €

The Euro symbol (€) is currently used as the representation of the currency unit used in some European countries, more specifically those participating in the so-called European Union, an area normally described by the international market as the Euro Zone.

It was established, by world standard, that the Euro symbol should be placed after using its value. The rule was created by the European Union’s Interinstitutional Drafting Code. The following is an example of the correct use of the value followed by the symbol of the Euro:

  • 50 € – Value in question followed by the Euro symbol, including a space for separation.

Copy Paste Euro Symbol Sign code

Euro SymbolEuro Symbol Code TypeEuro Symbol Code
Euro Sign Alt-Code0128
Euro Symbol Unicode€
Euro Symbol HTML Code€
Euro Currency (ECU) Symbol Unicode₠
?Euro Banknote Emoji Unicode💶

how to type the euro symbol directly from the keyboard

  1. Press the Num Lock key and leave it active;
  2. Hold the Alt button and enter the numbers 0128.

In other keyboards, the symbol is usually found on the “E” button, but for that, it is necessary to keep pressing the Alt Gr button, or the Alt, and press the “E”.

For its use in electronic keyboards, such as cell phones, the thing is simpler, because it can be accessed normally between the symbols of special characters.


The idea of ​​unifying currencies across Europe was an old dream, already thought of in the mid-1970s. The plan’s greatest defense economists were Fred Arditti, Nell Dowling, Wim Duisenberg, Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa, Robert Tollison and Robert Mundell. However, despite the effort, only in 1992, in the Maastricht Treaty, what was just an idea, became reality.

Twelve countries in Europe signed the agreement and started using the single currency. The criteria for joining the Eurozone were established by the 1997 Stability and Growth Pact.

The name of the currency was chosen as the Euro in attribution to the Belgian German Pirloit, who suggested it to Jacques Santer, in 1995. It was in January 1999 that the currency started to apply in non-material form (as in transfers, checks, etc. ) and in January 2002 in notes and coins.

Currently, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Spain, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Greece, Slovenia, Cyprus, Malta, Slovakia, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are part of the Eurozone.


Its symbolism refers to the Latin letter “E”, which refers to the word Euro. It is not very difficult to see that this word, in turn, refers to Europe. However, the symbol is also identified as an association with the Greek letter Epsilon (ε). The justification for using this would be the fact that Greece was the first great civilization to be formed in Europe, being the symbol of the Euro a tribute.

Whether by the Latin letter or by Epsilon, the Euro symbol gained an extra trait, which came with the objective of symbolizing the stability and balance of its market.


Whether by writing a text where the use of the Euro is necessary or out of curiosity, access to the use of the symbol is “hidden” on our keyboard, so to speak. Therefore, most people do not know that it is possible to type, preferring to search for the symbol on the internet in order to copy it.

See also Dollar symbol sign

The designer and the concept

The general design of the banknotes was created by Austrian graphic designer Robert Kalina who, in 1996, won a competition promoted by the European Monetary Institute. They went into circulation on January 1, 2002.

In its conceptualization, the illustrations in front of the notes show doors, gates and windows that symbolize the openness and cooperation between the countries of Europe. On the back are bridges symbolizing not only the union of the European peoples with each other but also between Europe and the rest of the world. Conceptually everything is beautiful and perfect but in practice, as the saying goes, there are already another 500.

All the architectural structures present in the notes are allegorical representations created by Kalina and not copies of arches, windows and bridges that really exist. In this way, they are as neutral as possible, without highlighting any member country of the European Union.

The notes

The gray € 5 banknote represents the architecture of the Roman Empire from the 1st century of our era.

The € 10 bill, in red, represents the Romanesque architecture of the 1st part of the Middle Ages, in the 11th and 12th centuries.

The blue € 20 bill represents the Gothic architecture of the 2nd part of the Middle Ages, in the 13th and 14th centuries.

The 50 € banknote, orange in color, represents Renaissance architecture from the 15th and 16th centuries.

The green € 100 banknote represents the Baroque and Rococo architecture of the 17th and 18th centuries.

The 200 € banknote, yellow in color, represents the Art Nouveau architecture of the 19th and 20th centuries.

The 500 € note, in pink, represents modern and contemporary architecture of the 20th and 21st centuries.

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