Markets in Everything: Currency Symbol Design
BBC NEWS -- The Indian finance ministry has begun a public competition to select a design for the symbol of the rupee. Unlike the major currencies of the world like the dollar, the pound, the yen and the euro, the rupee does not have a globally recognised symbol.
The contest, which closes on 15 April, is open only to resident Indians. Five shortlisted entries for the final selection will be awarded a prize of 25,000 rupees ($500) and the winner will take 250,000 rupees ($5,000).