How to Add Currency Symbol in Excel (6 Ways)

As all currencies are not evaluated equally, sometimes it becomes a crying need to remark values with their currencies. In this article, I’m going to explain how to add currency symbol(s) in Excel.
For simplification, I am going to use a dataset on Prices of World Cup jerseys containing columns named Serial No, Team, and Price.

How to Add Currency Symbol in Excel


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6 Ways to Add Currency Symbol in Excel

1. Using Currency Format to Add Currency Symbol

We can easily add currency symbols by using  Currency Format.

Steps:

  • Select all the values where we want to add a currency symbol. Here, I’ve chosen cells D5:D9.
  • Next, select General from the Home tab.

  • Choose Currency.

How to Add Currency Symbol in Excel

Then, Dollar signs($) will be added automatically to the selected values.

Excel, by default only supports Dollar Sign ($) but If you want to add other currency, you can follow the following steps.

Steps:

  • Select the values. Here, I selected the range D5:D9.
  • Click on the Editing sign beside the Number.

How to Add Currency Symbol in Excel

A dialogue box named Format Cells will appear.

  • Pick the Currency option.
  • Choose your currency format from Decimal places and Symbol options. Here, I have chosen 3 decimal places and United Kingdom’s Currency symbol.
  • Next, hit OK.

Finally, we have the currency symbol as Euro in front of the numbers.

How to Add Currency Symbol in Excel

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2. Applying Accounting Format to Add Currency Symbol

We can also apply Accounting Format to add currency symbols.

Steps:

  • Select the values where we want to add the currency symbol. Here, I chose cells D5:D9.
  • Next, go to the General from the Home tab.

  • Pick Accounting Format.

Thus, we can have Dollar signs ($) for the selected values.

But you can change the number format as well as the currency symbol depending on your choice.

Steps:

  • Select the values that we want to modify. Here, I picked cells D5:D9.
  • Press on the Editing sign beside the Number on the ribbon.

A dialogue box will appear.

  • Choose Accounting.
  • Then, pick your Format in Decimal places and Symbols. I picked 1 decimal place and chose Euro currency.
  • Click OK.

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The selected numbers will be formatted according to our given instructions.

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3. Adding Currency Symbol Using Custom Format

The use of Custom Format is another way to add currency symbols.

Steps:

  • Select the values to add the currency symbol. Here, I picked cells D5:D9.
  • Go to the Home tab.
  • Select the General option to edit.

How to Add Currency Symbol in Excel

  • Next, select the More Number Formats option.

A dialogue box will appear.

  • Go to Custom.
  • Choose your Format. Here, I selected the format where the Dollar sign ($) will be added. The number will take 2 decimal places according to my instructions.
  • Select OK. 

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Thus, the numbers will have a currency symbol.

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4. Applying Keyboard Shortcut to Add Currency Symbol

The quickest way to add a currency symbol is to use keyboard shortcut keys.

Steps:

  • Firstly, select the values. I have selected here the values in cells D5:D9.
  • Press CTRL + SHIFT + 4 at once.

How to Add Currency Symbol in Excel

We can see the output on the screen. It adds Dollar Sign ($).

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5. Inserting Character to Add Currency Symbol

We can add a currency symbol one by one by Inserting Currency Character.

Steps:

  • Double click on the selected cell and put the cursor where you want to add the currency symbol. Here, I picked cell D5 and put the cursor at the front of the number.

How to Add Currency Symbol in Excel

  • Then, pick Insert from the ribbon.
  • Next, go to Symbols and choose Symbol.

  • Now, select the currency symbol you want to add. Here, I selected the Lira Sign.
  • Then, click on ENTER.

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The currency symbols will be added to the selected position.

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6. Joining Formula with Currency Symbol to Add Currency

Joining Formula with the currency symbol is another way to add currency to the numbers.

Steps:

  • Select a cell and input the currency symbol after the equal sign in the formula.
  • I selected cell F5 and typed the following formula.
="$ " & (D5*E5)

Here, I  put the currency sign between the equal sign and the function where cell D5 and E5 is multiplied.

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  • Press ENTER and the currency symbol will be added in front of the result.

How to Add Currency Symbol in Excel

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Conclusion

There are 6 ways shown on how to add currency symbol in Excel. Based on your choice, you can choose any method. For further queries, comment below.


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