Information about currency: Pound Sterling

Pound Sterling (1971 - present)
Currency NamePound Sterling
System
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 (20)
Coin TypeTypeFromToSub-typesCoins
Ten Pence Regular Circulating 1968 5 80
Five Pence Regular Circulating 1968 4 54
Fifty Pence Regular Circulating 1969 5 117
Maundy Fourpence (Decimal) Non-Circulating Legal Tender 1971 48
Maundy Threepence (Decimal) Non-Circulating Legal Tender 1971 48
Maundy Twopence (Decimal) Non-Circulating Legal Tender 1971 48
Maundy Penny (Decimal) Non-Circulating Legal Tender 1971 48
Two Pence Regular Circulating 1971 3 50
One Penny Regular Circulating 1971 3 50
Half Penny Regular Circulating 1971 1984 14
Crown (25 Pence) Non-Circulating Legal Tender 1972 1990
Sovereign (Decimal) Bullion 1972 5 43
Five Pounds (Decimal, Gold) Bullion 1980 39
Two Pounds (Decimal, Gold) Bullion 1980 12
Half Sovereign (Decimal) Bullion 1980 5 37
Twenty Pence Regular Circulating 1982 2 39
One Pound Regular Circulating 1983 12 48
Crown (Five Pounds) Non-Circulating Legal Tender 1990
Two Pounds Regular Circulating 1997 2 54
Quarter Sovereign Bullion 2009 2 5
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Pound Sterling: Details
Issued ByUnited Kingdom
From1971
To
Pound Sterling: Users
CountryPeriodFromTo
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