List of South American currencies

No one of the local currencies is widely known around the world. All of them are used only for internal commerce within own countries, and are not accepted in the neighbouring states. The exceptions are Ecuador, where the legal tender is the United States dollar, and the French Guiana territory, which uses the Euro.

The only national currency of this region, which is mentioned in the list of the top 20 most-traded in the forex market is the Brazilian real.

All currencies of South America with their ISO-4217 codes, listed by countries and dependent territories
Country or territoryCurrencyISO-4217
A
ArgentinaArgentine pesoARS
B
BoliviaBolivian bolivianoBOB
BrazilBrazilian realBRL
C
ChileChilean pesoCLP
ColombiaColombian pesoCOP
E
EcuadorUnited States dollarUSD
F
Falkland Islands (UK)Falkland Islands poundFKP
French Guiana (France)European euroEUR
G
GuyanaGuyanese dollarGYD
P
ParaguayParaguayan guaraniPYG
PeruPeruvian solPEN
S
South Georgia Island (UK)Pound sterlingGBP
SurinameSurinamese dollarSRD
U
UruguayUruguayan pesoUYU
V
VenezuelaVenezuelan bolivarVEF