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Pound sterling

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  • United Kingdom Great Britain and Northern Ireland

  • Pound sterling
  • London
  • of 241 600 sq. km
  • English (state), Welsh and the Scottish form of the Gallic
  • GB (GBR) 826

National monetary unit of Great Britain is The pound sterling equal to 100 pence. In the cash circulation there are notes of denomination of 5, 10, 20 and 50 pounds. As the emitter the Bank of England acts. In a country turn-over there is one series of the token moneys manufactured since 1994.

The United Kingdom Great Britain and Northern Ireland is an exhibiting country the European Union .

The Pound sterling is used in England as accounting monetary unit since X century. It consisted of 240 silver pence ("sterlings") which were at that time the basic coin of the country. As accounting monetary unit in which by tradition some prices are expressed, the guinea equal of 1,05 pounds sterling (the name of this unit occurs from the coined gold which for the first time has been rapped out in England in XVII century from gold, brought of Guinea, and equal since 1717 to 21 shilling whereas 1 pound sterling equaled 20 shillings) is sometimes used.

Pounds sterling became really addressing money since 1694 when the Bank of England has manufactured the notes expressed in this unit. Till February, 1971 1 pound sterling = 20 shillings = to 240 pence. Since February, 15th, 1971 the pound sterling is divided into 100 pence; new coins in pence had been replaced earlier addressing coins in 2,5 shillings (semikrone), 2 shillings (florins), 1 shilling, 6 pence, 3 pence, 1 penny, 0,5 pennies and 0,25 pennies.

the Flag of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland the Map of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
the Arms of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The design of all denominations contains the uniform is art-composite decision. The general element of decor of notes All nominal values the portrait of queen Elizabeth II (the watermark also is executed) is.

On the back the token money in 5 pounds in the size 135 x 70 mm the portrait is on the right side represented Elizabeths Frs, at the left - it reading the books by the prisoner in prison Njugejt in London. Prevailing colours - Turquoise, blue, brown and yellow.

Face side of 5 pounds sterling of Great Britain
the Back of 5 pounds sterling of Great Britain

On face side of a denomination of denomination of 20 pounds sterling in the size 150 x 80 mm the portrait of the queen is represented Elizabeths II, and on the back - a portrait of economist Adam Smith. The this token money is protected by the water Sign in the form of a portrait of queen Elizabeth II and a digital designation of nominal value. The protective thread passes on all To denomination to the left of the center. The metallized diving thread occurs on a reverse. A protective strip, which Consists of separate sockets with the holographic plotting, it is possessed on face side to the left of The center.

If by denomination consideration to change a point of view, in some sockets colour of the plotting of Adam will vary Smith, in other sockets - colour or the plotting of a sign on pound or number " 20". Also the note It is equipped by the relief plotting of a digital designation of nominal value which are printed in three angles of the note. Primary colours - lilac and lilac.

Face side of 20 pounds sterling of Great Britain
the Back of 20 pounds sterling of Great Britain

It is updated 05.2012


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