Heading to England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland? Brill! Then you're going to need some pound sterlings - or some quids as the Brits like to say!
Besides being the official currency of the United Kingdom, the GBP is also used in Jersey, Guernsey, the Isle of Man, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, the British Antarctic Territory, Gibraltar, the Falkland Islands and a few more.
So before you say "cheerio" and get on the big jet plane to any of these places, make sure you exchange your USD for GBP your nearest Travel Money USA store.
Or, if you have just landed from the UK and would like to sell your GBP in exchange for USD to get your USA vacation off the ground, then blimey - we can help you with that too!
Did you know? GBP Currency Facts
- The currency is actually older than England itself - it originated in the Kingdom of Mercia in the 8th century, a country which exists in what is now the centre of England
- Around 980AD, £1 could buy you about 15 heads of cattle. Steak anyone?
- The first pound banknotes - released in 1694 - were originally handwritten! Ouch!
- An image of the reigning monarch of the UK has appeared on GBP coins for at least 1000 years
- As a member of the European Union, the UK can adopt the euro as its currency but has so far opted out and kept its own currency