American Currency Quotation

DEFINITION of 'American Currency Quotation'

A direct quotation in the foreign exchange markets whereby the value of the American dollar is stated as a per-unit measure of a foreign currency. This type of quotation shows how much U.S. currency it takes to purchase one unit of foreign currency.

BREAKING DOWN 'American Currency Quotation'

For example, an American currency quote would be US$0.85 per C$1. This shows that it will take only 0.85 U.S. dollars to purchase a single unit of Canadian currency. If you wanted to purchase C$1,000, it would cost you US$850.