￡ 💷 Pound Symbol Alt Codes Press the key or keys on the numpad while holding ALT.
Pound symbol £ is a currency sign used in UK. It derives from a capital "L", representing libra, the basic unit of weight in the Roman Empire, which in turn is derived from the Latin name for scales or a balance.
Category. The £ grapheme in a selection of fonts. The pound sign £ is the symbol for the pound sterling – the currency of the United Kingdom and previously of Great Britain and of the Kingdom of England. The same symbol is used for other currencies called pound, such as the Gibraltar, Egyptian, Manx and Syrian pounds.
To type the GBP symbol on Mac, press Option + 3 shortcut on your keyboard. For Windows users, simply press down the Alt key and type 0163 (i.e., GBP alt code) using the numeric keypad, then let go of the Alt key. These keystrokes works everywhere in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, on both Windows and Mac.
- Pound sterling
Make sure you switch on the Num Lock from the keyboard and you type the number from the Numpad and not from the top row of the keyboard. Hold down the left Alt Key from your keyboard. Type the Alt code number 163 and release the Alt key. Once you release the Alt key, the £ symbol will be displayed.
The pound sign is placed before the number (e.g. "£12,000"), and separated from the following digits by no space or only a thin space. The symbol ‹₤› was called the lira sign in Italy, before the adoption of the euro. It was used as an alternative to the more usual L to show prices in lire.