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Imitation of an older convention It's clear that the designers of more recent currency symbols have their own rational for including the slahses or 'strikouts' in the symbol. It's also clear that these elements naturally evolved in older currency symbols through the use of abbreviation and shorthand. It's more than likely that modern currency symbols are ...
I can expalin the the horizontal bars in INR (Indian Rupee) ₹ When Designer Udaya Kumar designed it he explains: The parallel lines at the top (with white space between them) are said to make an allusion to the tricolor Indian flag and also depict an equality sign that symbolizes the nation's desire to reduce economic disparity. (Wiki)
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