Poond sterling

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The poond sterling (seembol: £; ISO code: GBP), subdividit intae 100 pence (singular: penny), is the siller o the Unitit Kinrick, its Croun dependencies (the Isle o Man an the Chainel Islands) an the Breetish Owerseas Territories o Sooth Georgia an the Sooth Sandwich Islands, Breetish Antarctic Territory an Breetish Indian Ocean Territory.[1][2][3]

This airticle kivers the history o sterling an the issues o sterling in Ingland, Great Breetain an the Unitit Kinrick. For ither associatit issues see Manx poond, Jersey poond an Gansey poond. The Gibraltar poond, Falkland Islands poond an Saint Helenian poond is sindert sillers, peggit tae the poond sterling. For the umwhile siller o the Kinrick o Scotland cried the poond, see Poond scots.

Expandin tae Scotland[eedit | eedit soorce]

In 1603, the crouns o Ingland an Scotland wis jyned but the govrenments an sillers bid sindert. Houaniver, the poond scots, that haed began equal tae sterling but haed suffert far heicher devaluation, wis peggit tae sterling at a vailie o 12 poond Scots = 1 poond sterling. In 1707, wi the union o the twa kinricks tae form Great Breetain, the poond scots wis replaced bi sterling at the same vailie.

Cuinyies[eedit | eedit soorce]

The're 8 cuinyies o the poond sterling: 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 20p, 50p, £1 an £2.

Baunk notes[eedit | eedit soorce]

Poond sterling baunk notes are prentit by several sindry baunks athort the Unitit Kinrick an it's croun dependencies.

Notes[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Foreign and Commonwealth Office country profiles: South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
  2. Foreign and Commonwealth Office country profiles: British Antarctic Territory
  3. Foreign and Commonwealth Office country profiles: British Indian Ocean Territory