Saturday, 9 February 2008

Paper Money Collecting- How Many Countries Use The Pound As Their Currency?

The Pound Sterling is the name used for the British currency, we all know that it is the same in Scotland and Ireland.

But did you also know that 17 other countries also use the Pound as the name of their currency? Following from the discovery about the Dollar yesterday I thought I'd better do a check on the pound as well. My summation is that this trend is rooted in the historical relationships between USA and the countries that hose to adapt the dollar as the name of its currency. The same applies to the countries that use the pound, some just use shillings, but we'll get into that later.

Here are the names of the countries:

Biafra (break-away nation from Nigeria now defunct), Cyprus, Egypt, England, Falkland Islands, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Jersey, Lebanon, Libya, Nigeria, Rhodesia, South Africa, St. Helena, Syria, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Isle of Man, Jersey, Guernsey.

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