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What is the collective name / term given to the part of a currency value before and after the point?

e.g. $123.99

So in the example above I'm after the name of the part '123' and the name of the part '99'.

Many thanks.

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A more generic definition applying to all currency denominations would be:

  • Main currency: for the whole unit currency part left of the decimal point
  • Fractional currency: for the part to the right of the decimal point usually measured in 1/100 of the main unit (at least in modern times).

For more information, please see Wikipedia - Currency: Control and production:

Each currency typically has a main currency unit (the U.S. dollar, for example, or the euro) and a fractional currency, often valued at 1⁄100 of the main currency [...]

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