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 or at the airport before you fly.
- 1. Click the ‘Buy British pounds’ button below
And tell us how much you need for your trip in Cash or Travel Card.
- 2. Choose where to get it
Collect at more than 3,600 pick up locations.
- 3. Pay online
You can pay online using either PayID, BPAY, Visa or MasterCard®
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*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.
^^Based on mid-market and Travelex Online AUD to FX exchange rates as of the date of the relevant social media post and/or email communication. Rates are subject to change throughout the day. Any rates and savings are quoted as a guide only.
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