Euro symbol is used to represent the official currency of the European Union and the countries which are part of it except the United Kingdom. The symbol was introduced to the public in December of 1996. The symbol takes the shape of the letter e or epsilon with two horizontal strokes.
The current design was one of two models the public choose to be the new symbol of the currency. The final decision was made by the European Commission, which approved the symbol that is printed on the currency today.
Until today the identities of the team who designed the symbol are secret.