Currency & Finance

The UK’s currency is one of the world’s leading currencies, and comes in denominations of “Pounds” (£ / GBP), and “Pence” (p). One Pound (£1) = 100 Pence.

It’s value compared to other currencies? As Foreign Exchange markets change faster than I can update this website, you are better off checking the latest rates at a dedicated website for that, such as or via the XE Currency App.

Bank notes are printed by the Bank of England, and come in denominations of: £50, £20, £10, £5.

British Coins are made by the Royal Mint, and come in denominations of: £2, £1, 50p, 20p, 10p, 5p, 2p & 1p.

There is also a Crown Coin with a face value of £5 (previous generations were 25p), which is issued as more of a commemorative collectors coin, rather than as actual spending money.

Also available as a collectors coin are these highly esteemed options:

The United Kingdom also has one of the world’s most important stock exchanges located here.

After the NYSE and NASDAQ exchanges in the United States, the London Stock Exchange is regularly regarded among the 3 next most important exchanges for trading stocks and shares.

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