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Metal pounds sterling and pence - modern coins of Great Britain

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  • United Kingdom Great Britain and Northern Ireland

  • Pound sterling
  • London
  • of 241 600 sq. km
  • English (state) and the Scottish form of the Gallic
  • GB (GBR) 826

Monetary unit of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is the pound sterling which consists of 100 pence. In the cash circulation there are coins in nominal value 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 pence and 1, 2 pounds.

The United Kingdom Great Britain and Northern Ireland is member country the European union .

In 1968 in Great Britain the first coins of decimal system have been manufactured. It were Copper-Nickel coins of 5 and 10 pence which have been equivalent and propagated along with going then coins 1 and 2 shillings. In 1971 transferring to a decimal coinage system has been finished, with introduction of bronze coins 1/2, 1 and 2 pence.

Since 1982 the word "new" has been excluded from stamping and in the circulation the 20-pence coin is manufactured. In 1983 the coin 1 pound sterling, and in 1998 - a bimetallic coin 2 pounds sterling has been entered.

In April, 2008 the design of manufactured coins has been changed. New coins were released by degrees, since summer of 2008. On reverses of new coins 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 pence are represented separate fragments of the Royal board, and on a reverse of new coins 1 pound is represented all board entirely. New coins have the same characteristics (weight, composition, the size), as well as old which continue to circulate.

Nominal value: 10 pence
Stamping: 2001
the Material: the Copper-Nickel
the Note:
the Obverse of 10 pence of Great Britain the Reverse of 10 pence of Great Britain
Nominal value: 20 pence
Stamping: 2003
the Material: the Copper-Nickel
the Note:
the Obverse of 20 pence of Great Britain the Reverse of 20 pence of Great Britain
Nominal value: 1 pound sterling
Stamping: 2004
the Material: a Nickel-brass
the Note:
the Obverse 1 pound sterling of Great Britain the Reverse 1 pound sterling of Great Britain

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