Information about currency: Saint Helena Pound

Saint Helena Pound (1971 - present)
Currency NameSaint Helena Pound
System1 Pound = 100 Pence
ISO CodeSHP
Description

The Saint Helena pound (also called simply "pound") is the currency of the Atlantic islands of Saint Helena and Ascension, which are constituents of the British overseas territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha. It is fixed at parity with the pound sterling and is subdivided into 100 pence.

Tristan da Cunha, the third part of the territory, uses Pound sterling rather than the St Helena pound. However there are occasionally commemorative coins minted for the island.

The circulating issues of the currency carry a legend naming both entities: "Saint Helena and Ascension Island"; however, both of them also issue non-circulating coinage in their own separate names - such as "Saint Helena" only. They are issued for international coin collectors and not for use on the island.

Coin Types in currency: Saint Helena Pound (27)
Coin TypeTypeFromToSub-typesCoins
Crown Non-Circulating Legal Tender 1989 3
Gold Quarter Ounce (1/4 oz) Non-Circulating Legal Tender 2017 22
Silver Other Sizes Bullion 2018 5
Five Sovereigns Non-Circulating Legal Tender 2019 5
Double Sovereign Non-Circulating Legal Tender 2019 7
Sovereign Non-Circulating Legal Tender 2019 6
Half Sovereign Non-Circulating Legal Tender 2019 6
Quarter Sovereign Non-Circulating Legal Tender 2019 6
Gold Five Ounces (5 oz) Non-Circulating Legal Tender 2020 5
Gold Two Ounces (2 oz) Non-Circulating Legal Tender 2020 10
Gold Ounce (1 oz) Non-Circulating Legal Tender 2020 36
Gold Half Gram (0.5 g) Non-Circulating Legal Tender 2020 6
Gold Other Sizes Non-Circulating Legal Tender 2020 15
Silver Kilo (1 kg) Non-Circulating Legal Tender 2020 16
Silver Ten Ounces (10 oz) Bullion 2020 9
Silver Five Ounces (5 oz) Non-Circulating Legal Tender 2020 13
Silver Two Ounces (2 oz), Bullion Bullion 2020 5
Silver Five Ounces (5 oz), Bullion Bullion 2020 8
Silver Two Ounces (2 oz) Non-Circulating Legal Tender 2020 16
Silver Ounce (1 oz), Bullion Bullion 2020 37
Silver Ounce (1 oz) Non-Circulating Legal Tender 2020 37
Silver Tenth-Ounce (1/10 oz) Bullion 2020 4
Platinum Ounce (1 oz) Bullion 2021 2
Platinum Tenth-Ounce (1/10 oz) Bullion 2021 2
Gold Ounce (1 oz), Bullion Bullion 2021 11
Silver Quarter Kilo (250 g) Bullion 2021 4
Unsorted Other 12
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Saint Helena Pound: Details
Issued BySaint Helena
From1971
To
Saint Helena Pound: Users
CountryPeriodFromTo
Flag of Saint Helena Saint Helena Saint Helena Pound 1973
Flag of Ascension Island Ascension Island Saint Helena Pound 1976
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