How to get the current currency in Magento

If you need to retrieve the current currency used in your store, use the following function:

$current_currency = Mage::app()->getStore()->getCurrentCurrencyCode();
Code language: PHP (php)

This will return something like 'EUR', 'USD', etc.

It's very useful if you want to play with currency conversions in Magento.

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