Type Currency Symbols on Your Mac
To type the euro (€) symbol on a UK keyboard, use the Alt/Option + 2 shortcut.
To type the euro (€) symbol on a keyboard with a US layout, use Alt/Option + Shift + 2.
£: British pound sterling
Regardless of the your keyboard layout, you can type the GBP symbol using the Alt/Option + 3 keyboard shortcut.
$ and ¢: Dollars and cents
Type a dollar sign using the Shift + 4 keyboard shortcut. If you want to type the cent (¢) symbol, use Alt/Option + 4
¥: Japanese Yen and Chinese yuan/renminbi
Type the “¥” symbol, using the Option + Y keyboard shortcut.
Launch the Character Viewer window:
1. In your Mac’s menu bar, select “Edit -> Emoji & Symbols.” Alternatively, you can launch the Character Viewer using the Ctrl + Command + Space keyboard shortcut.
2. In the subsequent Character Viewer window, select “Currency Symbols.”
3. Find the symbol that you want to insert and give it a click; you should now see all of the available font variations for your chosen character.
4. Double-click the font variation that you want to use, and macOS will insert this character into your application or document.