The British currency is the pound sterling. The sign for the pound is pound sign.

GBP = Great British Pound pound sign. The pound is divided into 100 pence.



The pound (pound sign) is made up of 100 pence (p).

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The singular of pence is "penny". The symbol for the penny is "p". 50p is often pronounced "fifty pee" rather than "fifty pence".

There are both coins and banknotes:

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Current coins are:

1 penny, 2 pence, 5 pence, 10 pence, 20 pence, 50 pence, 1 pound, and 2 pounds.

Current bank notes are:

The 5 pound note, the 10 pound note, the 20 pound note and the 50 pound note.