Live exchange rates
live endpoint returns the most recent exchange rate(s) for a given set of currencies. The base currency is the currency you’re converting FROM, while the target currency or currencies are what you’re converting TO.
Convert exchange rates
convert endpoint is similar to the
live endpoint, except it allows you to convert an arbitrary amount of currency.
Historical exchange rates (beta)
historical endpoint functions almost exactly like the /live/ endpoint, except it requires you to request a date parameter, and subsequently returns the returns the most recent exchange rate(s) for a given set of currencies.
The Exchange Rates API, like all of Abstract’s APIs, is organized around REST. It is designed to use predictable, resource-oriented URL’s and to use HTTP status codes to indicate errors.
The Exchange Rates API requires all communications to be secured TLS 1.2 or greater.
All of Abstract’s API are versioned. The Exchange Rates API is currently on Version 1.
Your API Key
Your API key is your unique authentication key to be used to access Abstract’s Exchange Rates API. Note that each of Abstract’s API has a unique API key, so you will need different keys to access the Exchange Rates and Email Validation APIs, for example. To authenticate your requests, you will need to append your API key to the base URL.
Code samples and libraries
Please see the top of this page for code samples for these languages and more. If we’re missing a code sample, or if you’d like to contribute a code sample or library in exchange for free credits, email us at: email@example.com
Response and error codes
Whenever you make a request that fails for some reason, an error is returned also in the JSON format. The errors include an error code and description, which you can find in detail below.
|Everything worked as expected.
|Their is no location data for the submitted IP.
|The request was unacceptable. Typically due to the API key missing or incorrect.
|The request was aborted due to insufficient API credits. (Free plans)
|Too many requests
|The request was aborted due to the number of allowed requests per second being reached. This happens on free plans as requests are limited to 1 per second.
|Internal server error
|The request could not be completed due to an error on the server side.
|The server was unavailable.
Currency codes of supported currencies
Below are the ISO 4217 codes of supported currencies. If you’d like us to support a currency that’s not listed below, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
|Czech Republic Koruna
|British Pound Sterling
|Hong Kong Dollar
|Israeli New Sheqel
|South Korean Won
|New Zealand Dollar
|New Taiwan Dollar
|South African Rand