GREAT BRITAIN

(pound = 100 penny (pence))

4-GBP

1p - One Penny Diameter 20.32 mm Edge Thickness 1.65 mm Weight 3.56 grams

2p - Two Pence Diameter 25.91 mm Edge Thickness 1.85 mm Weight 7.13 grams

5p - Five Pence Diameter 18.00 mm Edge Thickness 1.70 mm Weight 3.25 grams

10p - Ten Pence 84% Copper, 16% Nickel Diameter 21.40 mm Edge Thickness 1.70 mm Weight 5.00 grams

20p - Twenty Pence 84% Copper, 16% Nickel Diameter 21.40 mm Edge Thickness 1.70 mm Weight 5.00 grams

50p - Fifty Pence 75% Copper, 25% Nickel Diameter 27.30 mm Edge Thickness 1.78 mm Weight 8.00 grams

1 (one) pound 70% Copper, 5.5% Nickel, 24.5% Zinc Diameter 22.50 mm Edge Thickness 3.15 mm Weight 9.50 grams

2 (two) pounds 75% Copper, 25% Nickel Alloy - Outer Circle  76% Copper, 4% Nickel, 20% Zinc Diameter 28.40 mm Edge Thickness 2.50 mm Weight 12.00 grams

5 (five) pounds Alloy  75% Copper 25% Nickel Diameter 38.61 mm Edge Thickness 3.20 mm Weight 28.28 grams

The designs on the one pound coin change often in a largely five-year cycle.

           GBP (Pound sterling) are issued by :

           1 - in England Bank of England;

           2 - in Scotland Bank of Scotland, Royal Bank of Scotland, Clydesdale Bank;

           3 - in Northern Ireland Bank of Ireland, First Trust Bank, Northern Bank, Ulster Bank.

           Regional pounds fixed to the value of the sterling are also issued in : 1- Isle of Man, 2- States of Jersey, 3- States of Guernsey, 4- Gibraltar, 5- Saint Helena, 6-  Falkland Islands.

           None of the regional currencies are legal tender in England or in other regions, but they are commonly accepted by large businesses and banks.

(series 1971-81)

(series 1960-64)(98%)

All older pounds (1694+) are exchangeable, but the collector’s price is much higher.

Text Box: 	Following the adoption of the euro by several countries, sterling became the world's oldest currency still in use and it currently holds the third largest portion of global currency reserves after the US dollar and the euro. The pound sterling is the fourth most-traded currency in the foreign exchange market after the USD, the euro, and the Japanese yen.
	The Bank of England, sometimes known as "The Old Lady of Threadneedle street" (derived from the street where it is situated since 1734),  redeems all issued notes since the foundation in 1694, but the collector’s price of the older issues is much higher than face value.
Text Box: Import / Export restrictions:
	Foreign currency:
  In: free up to equivalent of 10 000 EUR  - declaration if more
 Out: same
	Local currency:
  In: free up to 10 000 EUR  - declaration if more
 Out: same

NOTES in circulation from

Coins in circulation

(older series)

 NOTES not in circulation from

Oval: to the rates

not in circulation from 15 October 2017 !!!

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The new 12 sided 1 pound coin (March 2017)

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13.9.2016

13.3.2007

30.04.2014

30.06.2010

1.3.2018

5.5.2017

next £20 polymer note, to be issued in 2020 (and polymer 50 GBP after that) 

 

NOTES and COINS we buy

buy/sell

% fixing

Valid till:

Notes

GBP 50 (2011), 20 (2007), 10 (2017), 5 (2016)

xx /xx %

in circulation

all older pounds (without 10 shillings and 1 pound), Scottish and Nord Irish notes

xx / xx %

no limits

10 shillings (=1/2  pound) , 1 pound

xx / xx % 

Man (IMP), Guernsey (GGP), Jersey (JEP)

in circulation

Gibraltar (GIP), Falklands (FKP), Ascension + St Helena (SHP)

xx / xx % 

Coins

pounds 5, 2, 1 (2017); pence 50 (new ones - small size) (The previous 1 pound coin was in circulation till 15 October 2017 !!!)

xx / xx %

in circulation

pence 20, 10, 5, 2, 1 (new ones - small size)

xx / xx %

pence 50, 20, 10, 5, 2, 1 (old ones - large size)

xx / xx %

xx

older - non decimal (before 1967-71)

Man (IMP), Guernsey (GGP), Jersey (JEP) (old type Jersey coins are worthless !)

in circulation

Gibraltar (GIP), Falklands (FKP), Ascension + St Helena (SHP)

Correspondence of coins before 1967

name

=

=

farthing

1/4 penny

1/960 pound

halfpenny

1/2 penny

1/480 pound

penny

 

1/240 pound

twopence

2 pennies

1/120 pound

threepence

3 pennies

1/80 pound

groat

4 pennies

1/60 pound

sixpence

6 pennies

1/40 pound

shiling

12 pennies

1/20 pound

florin

2 shilings

1/10 pound

half crown

2 sh. sixpence

1/8 pound

crown

5 shillings

1/4 pound

Area

(sq km)

Population (2005)

Language/Ethnicity

Ethnicity / Religion

Life duration

GDP per capita

(world position)

244 820

60 441 457

English

English 83.6%, Scottish 8.6 %,

male 75.94

2004 :29 600 (13)

London  7 417 900

Welsh

Welsh 4.9%, North Irish 2.9 %,

female 80.96

2005 : 30 900 (20)

 

Scottish Gaelic

Black 2%, Indian 1.8%, Pakist.3%