GBP to USD Historical Exchange Rates

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Date (GMT) Rate**
Average 1.587977
31 Dec 1990 1.784103
31 Dec 1991 1.767354
31 Dec 1992 1.766306
31 Dec 1993 1.501607
31 Dec 1994 1.531853
31 Dec 1995 1.57847
31 Dec 1996 1.56066
31 Dec 1997 1.637635
31 Dec 1998 1.657347
31 Dec 1999 1.617681
31 Dec 2000 1.514934
31 Dec 2001 1.440089
31 Dec 2002 1.499582
31 Dec 2003 1.635499
31 Dec 2004 1.832895
31 Dec 2005 1.820271
31 Dec 2006 1.842866
31 Dec 2007 2.00156
31 Dec 2008 1.855443
31 Dec 2009 1.565394
31 Dec 2010 1.545893
31 Dec 2011 1.604123
31 Dec 2012 1.584877
31 Dec 2013 1.564768
31 Dec 2014 1.647701
31 Dec 2015 1.528504
31 Dec 2016 1.355673
31 Dec 2017 1.288611
31 Dec 2018 1.334801
31 Dec 2019 1.276933
31 Dec 2020 1.284145
22 Jun 2021 1.387696

GBP Snapshot

Currency Name: Pound Sterling
Also known as: U.K. pound, or quid
Currency Code: GBP
Currency Symbol: £
Central Bank: Bank of England
Countries Used In: The United Kingdom and 9 British territories including: Isle of Man, Gibraltar, Falkland Islands. Guernsey and Jersey
Major Unit: One pound
Minor Unit: One penny or pence
Note Denominations: £1 (rare), 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 (rare)
Coin Denominations: 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 20p, 50p, £1, £2.

USD Snapshot

Currency Name: US dollar.
Also known as: bucks, benjamins, bones.
Currency Code: USD
Currency Symbol: $
Central Bank: The Federal Reserve
Countries Used In: U.S.A, Ecuador, East Timor, El Salvador, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Turks and Caicos, British Virgin Islands, Zimbabwe
Major Unit: One dollar
Minor Unit: One cent or penny
Note Denominations: 1, 2 (rare), 5, 10, 20, 50, 100
Coin Denominations: Penny (1¢), nickel (5¢), dime (10¢), quarter (25¢), half dollar (50¢), one dollar.

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