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The colón (₡) is the currency of two Central American nations:
- El Salvador (ISO 4217: SVC) – since 2001 used in parallel with the United States dollar; see dollarization, El Salvadoran colón
- Costa Rica (ISO 4217 three-letter currency code: CRC); see Costa Rican colón
The Salvadoran colón is divided into 100 centavos; the Costa Rican colón is divided into 100 céntimos.
Both Costa Rica and El Salvador use the same symbol for the colón: ₡. It is written as a capital letter C crossed by two diagonal strokes. In Unicode, it is at code point U+20A1 ₡ colon sign (HTML:
₡) and may be typed on many English language Microsoft Windows keyboards using the keystrokes ALT+8353.