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Pound sterling
The pound sterling (symbol: £; ISO code: GBP), commonly known simply as the pound, is the official currency of the United Kingdom, the British Crown dependencies of Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man, the British Overseas Territories of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, the British Antarctic Territory and Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (in Tristan da Cunha only). It is subdivided into 100 pence (singular: penny). A number of nations that do not use sterling also have currencies called the "pound".

The British Crown dependencies of Guernsey and Jersey produce their own local issues of sterling: 'Guernsey pound' and 'Jersey pound'. The pound sterling is also used in the Isle of Man (alongside the Manx pound), Gibraltar (alongside the Gibraltar pound), the Falkland Islands (alongside the Falkland Islands pound), and Saint Helena and Ascension Island in Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (alongside the Saint Helena pound). Manx, Gibraltar, Falkland Islands and Saint Helena pounds are separate currencies, pegged at parity to the pound sterling. Within the UK, some banks operating in Scotland and Northern Ireland produce private sterling denominated banknotes.
ISO 4217 codeGBP
Central bankBank of England
Websitewww.bankofengland.co.uk
Official user(s)United Kingdom, 9 British territories, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Jersey
Unofficial user(s)Uganda, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Rwanda, Malawi, Botswana
Subunit 1/100penny
Symbol£
pennyp
Pluralpounds
pennypence
Coins Freq. used1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 20p, 50p, £1, £2
Rarely used£5 25p £500 (Silver Kilo) £1,000 (Gold Kilo)
Banknotes Freq. used£5, £10, £20, £50
Rarely used£1,£100
PrinterEnglish (inc. Wales) notes: Bank of England
Scottish notes: Bank of Scotland, Royal Bank of Scotland, Clydesdale Bank
Northern Irish notes: Northern Bank, First Trust Bank, Ulster Bank, Bank of Ireland
Crown dependency notes: States of Guernsey, States of Jersey, Isle of Man Government
MintRoyal Mint
Websitewww.royalmint.com
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