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The base currency is the first currency shown in a foreign exchange quotation. The second currency in the quotation is called the quote currency, or counter currency.

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Xenocurrency

Xenocurrency is another name for foreign currency — a currency that is traded, invested, deposited, or used outside the country where it’s issued.

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