# What is the Monopoly M Symbol called?

What is the post 2008 monopoly currency symbol called (M with two lines through it) and is there an alt-code for it? Below is an example of it from Monopoly Deal but it is also used in the regular monopoly game post-2008.


The new symbol is mentioned in passing:

In Pogo.com's World Edition, as well as the Here and Now Edition, a new symbol was added, a capital M with 2 horizontal lines in it. This seems to be the accepted symbol for Monopoly money.

I'm guessing the change is to standardise the money for future localised versions of the game, rather than printing e.g. either British pounds or dollars or local_currency_x. The large number of synonyms for the name suggests to me that this has never been given much thought.

Given that it doesn't have a name, it doesn't have an alt-code either.

To answer the question, "What is the post 2008 monopoly currency symbol called (M with two lines through it)", according to the game Monopoly Millionaires and recent online variations, it is called the Monopole.

• Can you post a screenshot or quote? When I Googled "monopoly millionaires" "Monopole", I didn't get any results backing up your answer.
– user10232
Jan 26 '16 at 11:53
• Unfortunately I no longer own a game, and the online source was the Monopoly game on Facebook that was removed a few years ago. I've asked Hasboro directly for a confirmation and I'll update if I get an answer. Feb 1 '16 at 15:43
• Just an update from a few years ago. I asked Hasbro several times and they've continually not provided any response. Kinda rude if you ask me... :( Dec 20 '18 at 23:10
• Monopolian : In the entry for "Monopoly (game)" on WIkipedia : "The new game uses its own currency unit, the Monopolonian (a game-based take on the Euro; designated by M)." I have not found any attribution for this and the name seems ridiculously long. Feb 20 '20 at 19:59

Well it seems to me that if it resembles the Chinese Won (except upside down of course) wouldn't calling it Mon be a reasonable solution? After all it is very easy to remember even for the younger players.

• Welcome to board & card games Q&A. This answer does not really add anything to the already accepted answer. Aug 24 '19 at 14:56
• Won is Korean, not Chinese. Aug 24 '19 at 17:30