Sterling (abbreviation: stg; ISO code: GBP) is the currency of the United Kingdom and nine of its associated territories. The pound is the main unit of sterling, and the word "pound" is also used to refer to the British currency generally, often qualified in international contexts as the British pound or the pound sterling.
Pound Sterling, ou pounds sterling, formal) é a moeda oficial do Reino Unido. Desde 15 de Fevereiro de 1971 e da adoção do sistema decimal, ela é dividida em 100 pence (singular: penny ). Antes dessa data, uma libra esterlina valia 20 shillings (que valiam por sua vez 12 pence cada um), ou 240 pence. [ 1]
- Penny (centavo)
The pound sterling ( GBP; £ or ₤ ), also called just the pound, is the official currency used in the United Kingdom. It is also used in British overseas territories and the British Crown dependencies of the Isle of Man, Bailiwicks of Guernsey and Jersey. The pound is divided into 100 pence .
Pound is the name of various units of currency. It is used in some countries today and previously was used in many others. The English word "pound" derives from the Latin expression lībra pondō, in which lībra is a noun meaning 'pound' and pondō is an adverb meaning 'by weight'.
Sterling banknotes are official currency in the United Kingdom, Jersey, Guernsey, the Isle of Man, British Antarctic Territory, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, and Tristan da Cunha. One pound is equivalent to 100 pence. Three British Overseas Territories also have currencies called pounds which are at par with the pound ...
The pound sterling is also the official currency of the British overseas territories of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, British Antarctic Territory and Tristan da Cunha. South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands produces occasional special collectors' sets of coins. 
La libra esterlina ( pound sterling en inglés, símbolo monetario: £) es la moneda del Reino Unido así como de las Dependencias de la Corona y de algunos territorios británicos de ultramar. En sus demás territorios coloniales se usan diferentes divisas pero fijadas a la esterlina: la libra gibraltareña, libra malvinense y libra de Santa Elena.