Get a JSON list of all currency symbols available from the Open Exchange Rates API, along with their full names, for use in your integration.

This list will always mirror the currencies available in the latest rates (given as their 3-letter codes).

The standard response is a JSON object (e.g. a hash/dictionary/associative array), where each key:value pair represents a currency’s symbol and unit display name (singular and Capitalised).


Requests to currencies.json do not count towards your account usage limit, and App ID authentication is optional for this endpoint.

Basic Code Samples

$.get('', function(data) {
    console.log("Did you know? One unit of VND is known as a '" + data.VND + "'");
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Alternative, Experimental and Black-market Rates

You can include the list of unofficial, black market and alternative digital currencies via the show_alternative or only_alternative parameters:
$.get('', function(data) {

Please note that alternative rates do not always use a three-letter code.

You can find more information on our unofficial, black market and alternative digital currencies here.

Click Try It! to start a request and see the response here!