The symbol for the new single currency looks like a letter C with the letter N containing the dot inside. It was inspired by the abbreviation CAN - in reference to the first three letters of
the word 'Canada'.
The Canadian dollar symbol is easily recognisable and in a few years' time it will be as well known as the U.S. dollar symbol ($). As an abbreviation, the symbol is very convenient and it will soon be on every new computer or typewriter keyboard.
The symbol is provided in two variants: one symbol for writing by hand, and the second produced by machine.