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Why is Zloty called PLN?


HelenaWojtczak 28 | 177  
5 Aug 2008 /  #1
Why is the zloty called PLN? I've been trying to work out what those letters stand for.
polishgirltx  
5 Aug 2008 /  #2
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PLN
Wroclaw 44 | 5,387  
5 Aug 2008 /  #3
Why is the zloty called PLN?

I've just asked the household. No-one has a clue.
polishgirltx  
5 Aug 2008 /  #4
PLZ-when it used to be the old zloty...and after denomination changed to PLN ...

PL-Polski (Polish)
N-nowy (new)
PLN

...my understanding...
OP HelenaWojtczak 28 | 177  
5 Aug 2008 /  #5
Thread attached on merging:
zloty = PLN?

How does zloty become PLN?

Polski ...... ?

Pieniadze Ludzie Narodowy?

???
osiol 55 | 3,922  
5 Aug 2008 /  #6
I suppose it could be that until recent history, there were many more different coins in circulation around all corners of Europe, which eventually settled down into modern currency. Zloty could have been more the name of a coin than the actual currency, rather lkike the UK has a currency called the Sterling.
Wroclaw 44 | 5,387  
5 Aug 2008 /  #7
The family smart a$$ has just confirmed this.
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,163  
5 Aug 2008 /  #8
PL-Polski (Polish)
N-nowy (new)
PLN

...my understanding...

I think so too.
OP HelenaWojtczak 28 | 177  
5 Aug 2008 /  #9
Thanks everyone!

Now another question. A hotel told me today that my room will cost 140 zl. I make that £34 using xe.com, but the hotel said no, it is £45.

How did they make that happen? Do you think they took that from their own kantor, if they have one? It was Hotel Promenada, Ostroda.
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,163  
5 Aug 2008 /  #10
I make that £34

And that's It according to current exchange rate.
Krzysztof 2 | 973  
5 Aug 2008 /  #11
140 zl. I make that £34 using xe.com, but the hotel said no, it is £45.How did they make that happen?

maybe they've mistaken Pounds for Euro :)
rdywenur 1 | 157  
16 Aug 2008 /  #13
This will give you a better idea of the meaning of PLN

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_4217
gertcha - | 2  
20 Aug 2008 /  #14
The first 2 letters of a currency code are always the code for the country, PL(N) for Poland, GB(P) for Greast Britain, US(D) for the United States and so on.

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