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  Calculator for Pound Sterling (GBP) Currency Exchange Rate Conversion
Pound Sterling is the currency in Channel Islands (Aldernay, Guernsey, Jersey, Sark), Isle of Man, and United Kingdom (England, Great Britain, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, UK, GB, GBR).
Pound Sterling is also known as the British Pound, the United Kingdom Pound, UKP, STG, the English Pound, British Pound Sterling, BPS, and Sterlings.
It would be helpful if one could also obtain historical values, e.g., the average value of the pound sterling in dollars for each year from 1950 to 2006.
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  pound - Definitions from Dictionary.com
A British unit of force equal to the weight of a standard one-pound mass where the local acceleration of gravity is 9.817 meters (32.174 feet) per second per second.
the act of pounding (delivering repeated heavy blows); "the sudden hammer of fists caught him off guard"; "the pounding of feet on the hallway" [syn: hammer]
Example: He pounded at the door; The children were pounding on the piano.
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  Pound sterling at AllExperts
Sterling (with a basic currency unit of the Tealby penny, rather than the pound) was introduced as the English currency by King Henry II in 1158, though the name sterling wasn't acquired until later.
The pound sterling, established in 1560–61 by Elizabeth I and her advisers, foremost among them Sir Thomas Gresham, brought order to the financial chaos of Tudor England that had been occasioned by the "Great Debasement" of the coinage, which in turn brought on a debilitating inflation during the years 1543–51.
Sterling unofficially moved to the gold standard from silver thanks to an overvaluation of gold in England that drew gold from abroad and occasioned a steady export of silver coin, in spite of a re-evaluation of gold in 1717 by Sir Isaac Newton, Master of the Royal Mint.
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  Pound sterling - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sterling (with a basic currency unit of the Tealby penny, rather than the pound) was introduced as the English currency by King Henry II in 1158, though the name sterling wasn't acquired until later.
Sterling unofficially moved to the gold standard from silver thanks to an overvaluation of gold in England that drew gold from abroad and occasioned a steady export of silver coin, in spite of a re-evaluation of gold in 1717 by Sir Isaac Newton, Master of the Royal Mint.
Pound sterling was used as the currency of the British Empire.
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 Jersey pound - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It is equivalent to the Pound Sterling and is legal tender in Jersey alongside Bank of England notes, and also circulates with the Guernsey pound and Scottish banknotes.
Although the coins were no longer minted, it remained the legal currency in Jersey until 1837 when dwindling supplies of livres tournois and consequent difficulties in trade and payment obliged the adoption of the pound sterling as legal tender.
The motto round the milled edge of Jersey pound coins is: Insula Caesarea ("Island of Jersey" in Latin).
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 Pound (currency)
As a unit of currency, the term pound originates from the value of a Troy pound weight of high purity silver.
The sterling was originally an old English silver coin made of sterling silver and weighing 1.555 grams (1/240th of a troy pound).
The Irish currency came to be called the Irish Pound[?] or in the Irish language the 'Punt'.
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 Pound sterling - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The single Pound coin also has many varied designs on the reverse side, which differ from year to year with new designs appearing; however, all of these are Royal Mint coins and of equivalent legality.
The pound sterling, stabilised in 1560–61 by Elizabeth I and her advisors, foremost among them Sir Thomas Gresham, brought order to the financial chaos of Tudor England that had been occasioned by the "Great Debasement" of the coinage, which brought on a debilitating inflation during the years 1543–51.
The value of the index in 1750 was 5.1, increasing to a peak of 16.3 in 1813 before declining very soon after the end of the Napoleonic Wars to around 10.0 and remaining in the range 8.5–10.0 at the end of the nineteenth century.
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 Pound Sterling   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The basic currency unit of Sterling is now the pound - hence Pound Sterling, which strictly speaking refers to the currency unit rather than the currency.
The sterling was originally an old English silver coin made of sterling silver and weighing 1.555 grams (1/240th of a troy pound).
The value of the index in 1750 was 5.0, increasing to a peak of 16.0 in 1813 before declining very soon after the end of the Napoleonic Wars to around 10.0 and remaining in the range 8.5 - 10.0 at the end of the nineteenth century.
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 Pound - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia
The Romans were pounding him because it had been revealed he was actually Kenneth Williams in an early role and he had also stolen the ears they had lent to him early that year.
The pound is the unit of currency in the United Kingdom, and is so named because it has the Queen on the front and each unit weighs a pound.
Because of the weight of the pound in pounds, most Britons are in favour of joining the European single currency, the millilitre.
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 Commanding Heights : United Kingdom Money | on PBS
All dominion and colonial reserves are to be in pounds and the exchange rates of their individual currencies to be pegged against the pound.
Speculative pressure increases on the pound, and in 1949 sterling is devalued by almost 31 percent, a major realignment with the dollar.
The pound sterling remains, but instead of 20 shillings to the pound, there are now 100 pennies.
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 pound - Search Results - MSN Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Cyprus Pound, Egyptian Pound, Lebanese Pound, Pound Sterling, Punt, Syrian Pound
Pound Sterling, monetary unit of the United Kingdom, represented by the symbol “£”.
On the basis of gold content the pound as represented by a gold...
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 Glossary, Panphysicalism - Pump-priming
For example, the British pound sterling in 1949 was legally defined as the equivalent of 2.8 times the amount of gold that was the then legal equivalent of the American dollar.
So the par or parity for the pound sterling was then stated as $2.80.
Pound sterling, (£ for libra, Latin for "Pound").
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 Pound sterling information - Search.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It is often simply called the pound, with "pound sterling" used mainly in formal contexts, or when it is necessary to distinguish the unit of currency from others that have the same name (the term British pound is also often used for this purpose).
The pound sterling, established in 1560–61 by Elizabeth I and her advisors, foremost among them Sir Thomas Gresham, brought order to the financial chaos of Tudor England that had been occasioned by the "Great Debasement" of the coinage, which brought on a debilitating inflation during the years 1543–51.
Pound sterling was used as the currency of the British Empire.
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 Euro against the Sterling (British Pound)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Sterling was slightly firmer against the dollar after strong housing mortgage and money supply data fuelled speculation that the Bank of England (BoE) will be forced to hike its key borrowing rate....
While the Pound was higher to the dollar, it dropped against the Yen and the Franc.
The currency fell slightly against the pound, but was near its overnight levels against the dollar and yen....
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 Will Anglo-Dutch Use Sterling To Bring Down Dollar System?   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Sterling is now, at about $1.95, at its highest rate against the U.S. dollar since the "Black Wednesday" crisis of Sept. 16, 1992.
Sterling itself is vulnerable, since it has been sold to other central banks at the rate of some $5 billion per quarter for the last couple of years; Britain's net foreign and gold reserves are only about $20 billion.
The BIS quarterly report noted that the "share of sterling doubled between 1995 and 2006, from 5% of deposits to almost 12%." But the Swiss franc has "fallen out of favour," from 6% of deposits in 1980 to just 1% now, while the yen share has collapsed, because of the zero-interest-rate policy, the BIS reported.
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 Pound sterling -   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The pound sign is derived from the original german "L", as the original duodecimal currency system (Pounds, Shillings and Pence) used the abbreviation 'LSD' (Libri, Solidi, Denari), libra, being the Latin word for "pound".
In 1526 the standard was changed to the Troy pound of 5764 grains (373.242 g).
However, the country was forced to withdraw from the system on Black Wednesday (September 16, 1992) as an international group of currency speculators led by George Soros exploited the fixed exchange rate by speculating on the interest rate differences between the United Kingdom and Germany (earning several billion dollars in the process).
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 Untitled Document
Sterling appreciation after the IMF plan made the government set a narrow range for the trade weighted index, but the policy was abandoned in late 1977 was thought to be costly to maintain the sterling’s value down.
The conflict was to keep sterling in the ERM (higher interest rates) on one side and to stimulate the UK economy (lower interest rates) on the other side.
In September 1992 with sterling at the bottom of the ERM’s permitted band against the Deutsche Mark, the Bank of England was forced to intervene to support the pound.
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 Pound sterling - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In late 2004, the pound was worth US$1.94, but has fallen to mid-$1.70s as of July, 2005.
As a member of the European Union, the United Kingdom has the option of adopting the euro as its currency.
Pound sterling, Subdivisions, Legal tender and regional issues, Value against other currencies, History, Before sterling, Sterling, The gold standard, Following the U.S. dollar, Decimalisation, Following the German mark, Following the European currency unit, Following inflation targets, The euro, On the value of British money, External links, References, See also, External links and Numismatics.
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