INFORMATION ABOUT POUND STERLING
We show the updated today’s value/price of pound sterling (GBP).You can get the exchange from pound sterling to another currency by introducing the value or amount of pound sterling (GBP) in the box and clicking the convert button. This way you can get the pound sterling’s price in relation to other currencies.
INTRODUCTION TO THE POUND STERLING
The pound is one of the oldest currencies. It is not known exactly when it originated but presumably it was circulating in the Anglo-Saxon period. The United Kingdom had the option to choose the euro (EUR) but it refused. The pound is the fourth most-traded currency in the international market behind the U.S. dollar, the euro and the Japanese yen. It is used by approximately 126 million nine hundred thousand people. You can check the today value of the pound and check its price.
After the adoption of the euro (EUR) by several countries, the pound became in the oldest currency of the world.
The Bank of England is the Central Bank of the United Kingdom and it is in charge of the monetary policy of the country through a Monetary Policy Committee. It is responsible for issue and control the circulation of the pound sterling. It is the second Central Bank created in history, after the Swiss National Bank.
Countries that use the currency: United Kingdom. Royal Dependences: Man Island. British Overseas Territories: Falkland Islands, South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands, Gibraltar, Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha, British Indian Ocean Territory.
Name: POUND STERLING
Bills: £ 5, £ 10, £ 20, £ 50.
Coins: 1/100; 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 20p, 50p. 1, £ 2, £
Issuing Agent: Bank of England Web: http://www.bankofengland.co.uk/