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    The pound sign ( £) is the symbol for the pound unit of sterling – the currency of the United Kingdom and its associated Crown Dependencies and British Overseas Territories and previously of Great Britain and of the Kingdom of England. The same symbol is used for other currencies called pound, such as the Egyptian and Syrian pounds.

    • .mw-parser-output .monospaced{font-family:monospace,monospace}U+00A3 £ POUND SIGN (£)
    • U+20A4 ₤ LIRA SIGN, U+0023 # NUMBER SIGN
  2. This page lists global currency symbols used to denote that a number is a monetary value, such as the dollar sign "$", the Pound sign "£", and the Euro sign "€". This list is constantly under development and we rely on input from users like you to keep it as complete and accurate as possible.

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    • Fifty Pound Note. The 50 pound note has had several iterations with paper notes featuring the first governor of the Bank of England, Sir John Houblon, and later, Matthew Boulton and James Watt were depicted on it.
    • Twenty Pound Note. The Bank of England issued the Adam Smith 20 pound note in March 2007. The note features Adam Smith, an 18th-century Scottish philosopher, and economist, on the back.
    • Ten Pound Note (Old) The Bank of England 10 pound note is commonly referred to as a "tenner." Old versions, such as the one pictured above, feature Charles Darwin, who is recognized for his theory of evolution and natural selection.
    • Ten Pound Note (New) As of September 2017, a new yellow-orange 10 pound note has been introduced, featuring renowned author Jane Austen. On the front, there is a new hologram with the crown, a see-through portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, and Winchester Cathedral in gold foil.
  4. May 25, 2023 · The British pound sign looks like this: £ According to the Bank of England, the symbol originates from the letter L. This is the first letter of the Latin word for ‘libra’, which means a pound of money. The horizontal line was added later, although it’s not sure when.

  5. Brendan 16.3k 12 54 107 5 Interesting note: A letterpress printer once told me (and demonstrated) that the Caslon £ looks italic because it is. It's the italic J upside-down. – Andrew Leach Jul 1, 2013 at 6:48 2 Number 3. It best matches the symbol as printed on our banknotes. – Joseph Earl Jul 1, 2013 at 7:51 3

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