The Low Down on British Currency
Bank of England
|Currency sub unit:|
p (penny, pence)
£5, £10, £20, £50
1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 20p, 50p, £1, £2
The British Pounds is the 4th most traded currency in the world. It was first circulated in it's current decimal form in 1968.
The most commonly used bills for British Pounds are the £5, £10, £20, £50 and £100 notes. The most commonly used coins are the .01, .02, .05, .10, .20, .50, £1 and £2.
What to spend your pounds on:
Entry to Westminster Abbey
Pint of beer
Fish and chips
Postcard and a stamp
3-mile taxi ride
Must-sees in England
Buying British pounds online is easy
Order British pounds online, lock in the rate and collect at your local store, at the airport before you fly or have it delivered at home
- 1. Click the ‘Buy British pounds’ button below
And tell us how much you need for your trip.
- 2. Choose how to get it
Get your currency home-delivered or choose to collect at more than 3,600 pick up locations.
- 3. Pay online
You can pay online using either BPAY, Visa or MasterCard®
*Rates are subject to change throughout the day. In-store rates vary compared to online.
**The figures provided are indicative only and are there to provide an idea of the amount of travel money you may need during your trip.
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