International stocks also declined as much as 60 percent.
Names[ edit ] The full official name pound sterling plural: Otherwise the term pound is normally used. The currency name is sometimes abbreviated to just sterling, particularly in the wholesale financial markets, but not when referring to specific amounts; for example, "Payment is accepted in sterling" but never "These cost five sterling".
The term "British pound" is sometimes incorrectly used in less formal contexts, and it is not an official name of the currency.
The exchange rate of the pound sterling against the US Dollar is referred to as "cable" in the wholesale foreign exchange markets.
There is apparent convergence of opinion[ citation needed ] regarding the origin of the term "pound sterling", toward its derivation from the name of a small Norman silver coin,  and away from its association with Easterlings Germanic traders or other etymologies.
Hence, large payments came to be reckoned in "pounds of sterlings," a phrase later shortened The Crown dependencies use their own non-ISO codes: Stocks are often traded in pence, so traders may refer to pence sterlingGBX sometimes GBpwhen listing stock prices.
A common slang term for the pound sterling or pound is quid, which is singular and plural, except in the common phrase "Quids in! The term may have come via Italian immigrants from " scudo ", the name for a number of coins used in Italy until the 19th century; or from Latin 'quid' via the common phrase quid pro quoliterally, "what for what", or, figuratively, "An equal exchange or substitution".
This also helped to distinguish between new and old pence amounts during the changeover to the decimal system. A decimal halfpenny was issued untilbut was removed due to having a higher cost to manufacture than its face value. Before decimalisation, the pound was divided into 20 shillings and each shilling into 12 pencemaking pence to the pound.
The symbol for the shilling was "s. The symbol for the penny was "d. Various coin denominations had, and in some cases continue to have, special names—such as crownfarthingsovereign and guinea.
See Coins of the pound sterling and List of British coins and banknotes for details. Silver coins were replaced by those in cupro-nickel inand by the s the silver coins were rarely seen. The pound sterling is the world's oldest currency still in use and which has been in continuous use since its inception.Type or paste a DOI name into the text box.
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