Information about currency: Pound Sterling

Pound Sterling (1971 - present)
Currency NamePound Sterling
System1 Pound = 100 Pence
ISO CodeGBP
Description

The pound sterling (symbol: £; ISO code: GBP), commonly known simply as the pound, is the official currency of the United Kingdom, Jersey, Guernsey, the Isle of Man, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, the British Antarctic Territory, and Tristan da Cunha. A number of nations that do not use sterling also have currencies called the pound. At various times, the pound sterling was commodity money or bank notes backed by silver or gold, but it is currently fiat money, backed only by the economy in the areas where it is accepted. The pound sterling is the world's oldest currency still in use and which has been in continuous usage since its inception.

Coin Types in currency: Pound Sterling (81)
Coin TypeTypeFromToSub-typesCoins
Ten Pence Regular Circulating 1968 5 109
Five Pence Regular Circulating 1968 4 57
Fifty Pence Regular Circulating 1969 5 129
Maundy Fourpence (Decimal) Non-Circulating Legal Tender 1971 50
Maundy Threepence (Decimal) Non-Circulating Legal Tender 1971 50
Maundy Twopence (Decimal) Non-Circulating Legal Tender 1971 50
Maundy Penny (Decimal) Non-Circulating Legal Tender 1971 50
Two Pence Regular Circulating 1971 3 53
One Penny Regular Circulating 1971 3 53
Half Penny Regular Circulating 1971 1984 14
Crown (25 Pence) Non-Circulating Legal Tender 1972 1981 4
Sovereign (Decimal) Bullion 1974 2 50
Five Sovereigns (Decimal) Bullion 1980 2 44
Double Sovereign (Decimal) Bullion 1980 2 35
Half Sovereign (Decimal) Bullion 1980 2 45
Twenty Pence Regular Circulating 1982 2 42
One Pound Regular Circulating 1983 12 52
Gold Ounce (1 oz) Bullion 1987 105
Gold Quarter Ounce (1/4 oz) Bullion 1987 118
Gold Tenth-Ounce (1/10 oz) Bullion 1987 51
Crown (Five Pounds) Non-Circulating Legal Tender 1990 184
Silver Ounce (1 oz) Bullion 1997 2 94
Silver Half Ounce (1/2 oz) Bullion 1997 1 45
Two Pounds Regular Circulating 1997 4 70
Silver Quarter Ounce (1/4 oz) Bullion 1997 1 33
Silver Tenth-Ounce (1/10 oz) Bullion 1997 22
Medals Medal 2000 2
One Pound (Pattern) Pattern 2003 8
Platinum Ounce (1 oz) Bullion 2007 20
Platinum Half Ounce (1/2 oz) Bullion 2007 2
Platinum Quarter Ounce (1/4 oz) Bullion 2007 9
Platinum Tenth-Ounce (1/10 oz) Bullion 2007 6
One Pound (NCLT) Non-Circulating Legal Tender 2008 2016 15
Quarter Sovereign Bullion 2009 1 15
Fifty Pence (Non-Circulating Legal Tender) Non-Circulating Legal Tender 2009 60
Gold Kilo (1 kg) Bullion 2012 41
Gold Five Ounces (5 oz) Bullion 2012 61
Silver Kilo (1 kg) Bullion 2012 41
Silver Five Ounces (5 oz) Bullion 2012 61
Gold Twentieth-Ounce (1/20 oz) Bullion 2013 9
Twenty Pounds Non-Circulating Legal Tender 2013 12
Silver Twentieth-Ounce (1/20 oz) Bullion 2013 9
Gold Fortieth-Ounce (1/40 oz) Bullion 2014 8
Silver Fortieth-Ounce (1/40 oz) Bullion 2014 8
Gold Half Ounce (1/2 oz) Bullion 2015 52
Gold Four Hundred Ounces Non-government bullion 2015 1
Gold Kilogram (Private Bullion) Non-government bullion 2015 1
Gold Five Hundred Grams (Private Bullion) Non-government bullion 2015 1
Gold One Hundred Grams (Private Bullion) Non-government bullion 2015 2
Gold Ounce (1 oz), Private Bullion Non-government bullion 2015 4
Gold Ten Grams (Private Bullion) Non-government bullion 2015 2
Gold Five Grams (Private Bullion) Non-government bullion 2015 2
Gold Gram (Private Bullion) Non-government bullion 2015 2
Silver Kilogram (Private Bullion) Non-government bullion 2015 1
One Hundred Pounds Non-Circulating Legal Tender 2015 3
Silver Half Kilogram (Private Bullion) Non-government bullion 2015 1
Silver Ounce (1 oz), Private Bullion Non-government bullion 2015 2
Silver Two Ounces (2 oz) Bullion 2016 36
Fifty Pounds Non-Circulating Legal Tender 2016 2
Sixpence, Decimal Non-Circulating Legal Tender 2016 6
Gold Thirty Ounces (30 oz) Bullion 2017 1
Silver Twenty Ounces (20 oz) Bullion 2017 1
Silver Ten Ounces (10 oz) Bullion 2017 32
Two Pounds (NCLT) Non-Circulating Legal Tender 2017 20
One Penny (NCLT) Non-Circulating Legal Tender 2018 4
Gold Five Kilos (5 kg) Bullion 2019 2
Gold Two Kilos (2 kg) Bullion 2019 5
Gold Two Ounces (2 oz) Bullion 2019 16
Silver Two Kilos (2 kg) Bullion 2019 6
Gold Seven Kilos (7 kg) Bullion 2020 1
Gold Three Kilos (3 kg) Bullion 2020 1
Platinum Kilogram, Private Bullion Non-government bullion 2020 1
Platinum Five Hundred Grams, Private Bullion Non-government bullion 2020 1
Platinum One Hundred Grams, Private Bullion Non-government bullion 2020 1
Platinum Ounce (1 oz), Private Bullion Non-government bullion 2020 1
Silver One Hundred Ounces (100 oz) Non-government bullion 2020 2
Silver Ten Ounces (10 oz), Private Bullion Non-government bullion 2020 3
Silver One Hundred Grams (100g), Private Bullion Non-government bullion 2020 1
Gold Ten Kilos (10 kg) Bullion 2021 1
Gold Ten Ounces (10 oz) Bullion 2021 4
Gold Twenty Grams (Private Bullion) Non-government bullion 2021 2
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Issued ByUnited Kingdom
From1971
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Pound Sterling: Users
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Flag of Alderney Alderney Pound Sterling 1971
Flag of Falkland Islands Falkland Islands Pound Sterling 1971
Flag of Gibraltar Gibraltar Pound sterling 1971
Flag of Guernsey Guernsey Pound Sterling 1971
Flag of Isle of Man Isle of Man Pound Sterling 1971
Flag of Jersey Jersey Pound sterling 1971
Flag of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha Pound Sterling 1971
Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom Pound Sterling 1971
Flag of Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Pound Sterling 2009