Colón (currency)

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This article is about Colón. For the cent symbol (¢), see Cent (currency)#Symbol.

The colón () is the currency of two Central American nations:


The Salvadoran colón is divided into 100 centavos; the Costa Rican colón is divided into 100 céntimos.

In Spanish, the plural form is colones, but it is frequently rendered in English as colons (pronounced like colognes).

Symbol[edit]

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.