Is it pureley by convention that the dollar symbol ($) comes before the value and the cent symbol (￠) come after? For example $1.50 vs $1 and 50￠
Also would it ever be correct to write a value of cents greater than 99, for example 101￠ ?
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Writing the sign of the currency before the amount was and still is bank usage as it is important to see at once the currency. With amounts below one unit there was no need to change the normal order of amount + unit just as it is spoken. Why the bank usage was adopted by newspapers is another question. One can only say the bank usage has become the general way of writing amount of money and currency contrary to the way we speak. But I think it would not be wrong to write 50 $, 50 £ or 50 Eu/€.