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The Chicago Manual of Style specifies "U.S. $1".
I always say $1 USD, or $1 US. I don't know why I say "always", it
up all that often. Hope this helps!
In the financial community, currencies are indicated by three-letter
codes, like so:
USD - United States Dollar
GBP - Pound Sterling (United Kingdom)
DEM - German mark (Deutschemark)
FRF - French franc
...and so forth.
If I had to write the values using symbols, my inclination would
be to write US$ 1.
The Canadian Style says (section 5.26) that "no single system is
universally accepted, but the following is the one used by the
Department of Finance and the International Monetary Fund:"
NZ$20 (New Zealand)
It's been awhile since I worked with a German importer, but the
international standard at that time for U.S. Dollars was "USD."
I don't, unfortunately, know the source.
$1 US is the standard in Canada, where we have to do this a lot.
_The New York Public Library Writers Guide to Style and Usage_ gives
My own preference would be to print it like it is said aloud - i.e.,
first, country second: "one dollar, U.S." ($1 U.S.). Just my two cents'
worth. %^) Let me know what you finally decide on.
I believe that USD following the amount is the most widely recognized
ex. 100.00 USD.
USD (US Dollar), MYR (Malaysian Ringgit), KZT (Kazakhstan Tenge), NLG
(Dutch Guilder), BZD (Belize Dollar), RUR (Russian Ruble), etc. can be
found in ISO4217 , containing the ISO currency code standards for use in
I always use US$1.00
I have seen 'payable in US$'
AUS$1 (sometimes A$1)
BUT, IL 1 and NIS 1 (Israel lira; New Israel Shekel)
I've seen it as US$1 in publications like Jane's Defense Weekly
I would do it $1 US.
Now I have a question. How will you document Euro currency (C with an =
I'd say $1 US.
Hope D. Cascio
In the banking business, the US dollar has the abbreviation
followed by the amount.
So, it would read USD 1.
My CHF 0.03 (or DEM 0.036; FRF 0.12; GBP 0.012 ...) worth.