UK Notes and Coins

​The pound sterling is the official currency in the United Kingdom.

The Bank of England is the UK's central bank. It issues the UK's banknotes.

Coins are manufactured and issued by the Royal Mint.

Scottish and Northern Ireland banknotes are also available in the UK. These are issued by three banks in Scotland and four banks in Northern Ireland. The Bank of England regulates the issuance of these banknotes. 

Bank of England

See the Bank of England website for information on its banknotes.

Bank of England

Bank of England

The Association of Commercial Banknote Issuers (ACBI)

See the The Association of Commercial Banknote Issuers (ACBI) website for information on Scottish and Northern Ireland banknotes issued by Bank of Ireland, Bank of Scotland, Clydesdale Bank, First Trust Bank, Northern Bank (Danske Bank), The Royal Bank of Scotland and Ulster Bank.
The Association of Commercial Banknote Issuers (ACBI)

The Association of Commercial Banknote Issuers (ACBI)

The Royal Mint

See The Royal Mint website for information on all coins issued in the UK.

On 28 March 2017, the Royal Mint issued a new £1 coin. See the New Pound Coin website for more details.

The Royal Mint

The Royal Mint

The Committee of Scottish Bankers (CSCB)

The three Scottish banks that issue banknotes are printing their next £5 and £10 notes on polymer. New £5 and £10 notes have already been issued by Clydesdale Bank, Bank of Scotland and RBS. See The Committee of Scottish Bankers website for more details. 

 

The Committee of Scottish Bankers (CSCB)

The Committee of Scottish Bankers (CSCB)

Ulster Bank has publically announced that they will issue new polymer £5 and £10 notes in 2019.  Existing Ulster Bank £5 and £10 notes will remain in circulation until 2019, when they will be removed.  Bank of Ireland, Danske Bank and First Trust Bank have not made any public announcements on their respective future banknote issuance plans.

Other note-issuing authorities

The Isle of Man, Jersey and Guernsey also issue banknotes in the British Islands. For more information, contact:
 
The Treasury
Isle of Man Government
Bucks Road
Douglas
Isle of Man IM1 3PX
https://www.gov.im
 
States of Jersey Treasury
States Treasury
Cyril Le Marquand House
PO Box 353
St Helier
Jersey JE4 8UL
http://www.gov.je
 
States of Guernsey
The Charles Frossard House
PO Box 43
La Charroterie
St Peter Port
Guernsey GY1 1FH
https://www.gov.gg

This page was last updated 21 March 2018
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