Is the currency symbol in a separate field or the same field as the amount? I would guess that it's the same field here.
On the inspector there are two types of "alignment options". Can you confirm that for this field, you've specified Top alignment in the paragraph section on the Appearance tab of the inspector?
Can you confirm that it's not styled as "superscript"?
I hate to suggest this work around, but adding a blank line of text (you can use ¶) above your price, but with a very small font size might be worth an experiment of two...
Many thanks for that. The currency symbol and the amount are in one field. The field is top aligned and when a currency symbol is required its by calculation as superscript placement. I'll try the blank line runaround, I reckon it's just a font issue, but this is the font I have to use.