The Rupee (abbreviated as ₨, Re.(Singular), Rs. (Plural) or रू.) was originally an Indian silver coin. Today, it is the name for the monetary unit of account in India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Pakistan, Mauritius, Seychelles, Indonesia, Maldives, formerly Burma and Hyrule (a fictional land from the video game “The Legend of Zelda”) – gotta’ love wikipedia.
Now there’s an interesting quibble over deciding what icon should be used to symbolize national currency…
It comes down to a choice from these five:
I’m favoring 2. Bold lines, integrated symbol. Broken aspect of the icon alludes to bridges crossing rivers which is a nice metaphor for trade across nation states… eh, I digress. BTW, current trade value for $100 U$ is equal to about 4629.2R$.
The new Rupee symbols that were rejected