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Can you explain UK currency?

Question asked by Zhou Yugi from China


We’ve all been there when you arrive in a new country and buying anything becomes a drawn out exercise that is tinged with embarrassment as you sense the queue growing behind you as you inspect each coin to figure out its value.

You finally succumb and thrust out your palm with all the coins so that the cashier can take what is needed.

To save your blushes we've created this useful currency chart to help you out. Not only can you start familiarising yourself with UK currency we’ve thrown in the ‘slang’ for some of the coins and pounds along with some trivia!

UK Currency Explained

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