AFN to GBP

AFN - Afghan Afghani (؋)
GBP - British Pound (£)
1 AFN1 GBP

Currency conversion rates from AFN to GBP

AFNGBP
1 AFN1 GBP
5 AFN5 GBP
10 AFN10 GBP
20 AFN20 GBP
50 AFN50 GBP
100 AFN100 GBP
250 AFN250 GBP
500 AFN500 GBP
1000 AFN1000 GBP
2000 AFN2000 GBP
5000 AFN5000 GBP
10000 AFN10000 GBP
GBPAFN
1 GBP1 AFN
5 GBP5 AFN
10 GBP10 AFN
20 GBP20 AFN
50 GBP50 AFN
100 GBP100 AFN
250 GBP250 AFN
500 GBP500 AFN
1000 GBP1000 AFN
2000 GBP2000 AFN
5000 GBP5000 AFN
10000 GBP10000 AFN

AFN - Afghan Afghani (؋)

Afghan Afghani

The Afghan Afghani (AFN) was introduced in 2003 as the new currency for Afghanistan. Two distinct rates were established: the government issue of 1000 and the northern alliance of 2000. Prior to 2003 the currency was the Afghanistan Afghani (AFA). There is no stock market. Money lending as well as foreign exchange is done through money bazaars.

The Afghan Afghani is the currency in Afghanistan (AF, AFG). The symbol for AFN can be written Af. The Afghan Afghani is divided into 100 puls. The exchange rate for the Afghan Afghani was last updated on May 24, 2019 from Yahoo Finance. The AFN conversion factor has 3 significant digits.

Economy

  • Afghanistan relies on foreign aid, trade, and farming from bordering countries.
  • The country and international concerns are focusing on improving infrastructure by creating jobs, promoting development of housing, and investing in education.
  • International groups contributed over $2 billion to help Afghanistan’s dying economy.
  • Afghanistan's agricultural products include wheat, wool, nuts, mutton, opium, lamb skin, and sheep skin.
  • Afghanistan exports mainly nuts, fruit, carpets, and cotton.
  • Imports include textiles, petroleum products, and capital goods.

History

  • The first Afghani (AFA) was introduced in 1925. Before this time period the Afghan Rupee was the official currency.
  • From the year 1925 to the year 1928 Afghani treasury notes were introduced.
  • In 1975, all Afghanistan banks were nationalized.
  • In 1981, the Afghani was pegged to the United States Dollar at 1 USD = 50 Afghanis.
  • Afghanistan was taken over by Taliban rulers in 1996. The Taliban central bank declared the Afghanistan Afghani worthless and the bank cancelled the contract they had with Russia for printing their money. The country's currency was devalued against the US dollar to a rate of 1 USD = 43 Afghani.
  • In 2002, the new Afghan Afghani currency (AFN) was introduced. In October, 2003 Afghanistan started using AFN as the official currency in local trade.
  • In 2005, Afghani coins replaced the 1, 2, and 5 Afghani banknotes.
  • Since 2005 the Afghanistan economy has grown at a steady pace.

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GBP - British Pound (£)

The British pound is the currency of the United Kingdom. It is the fourth most traded currency, behind the US dollar, the Japanese yen, and the euro. It is also the third most held reserve currency in the world. The pound is the oldest currency still in existence today.

The official currency of the United Kingdom is the British Pound (GBP), which is used in Great Britain, British Overseas Territories, the South Sandwich Islands, and the British Antarctic Territory, as well as Tristan de Cunha. The Pound is divided into 100 pence. Another name used for the Pound is Sterling. The symbol for the Pound is £.

Pound Sterling is the currency in Channel Islands (Aldernay, Guernsey, Jersey, Sark), Isle of Man, and United Kingdom (England, Great Britain, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, UK, GB, GBR). Pound Sterling is also known as the British Pound, the United Kingdom Pound, UKP, STG, the English Pound, British Pound Sterling, BPS, and Sterlings. Pound Sterling is divided into 100 pence. The exchange rate for Pound Sterling was last updated on Today from The International Monetary Fund. The GBP conversion factor has 6 significant digits.

Economy

  • The United Kingdom is rated as the sixth-largest economy in the world.
  • The main industries range from aerospace to financial services.
  • Export products are beverages, tobacco, fuels, manufactured goods, chemicals, and food.
  • Import products are foodstuffs, fuels, machinery, and manufactured goods.
  • Unemployment is estimated at 7.6%.

History

  • It is difficult to estimate when the Pound originated; but sources indicate that the Pound was already in circulation during the Anglo-Saxon period. During the medieval period the Tealby penny was circulated and was the standard unit used until the 20th century.
  • In 1552, silver coinage was introduced made of sterling silver.
  • In 1663, gold coinage was introduced. The silver coinage remained and was used for importing goods; gold was used for exporting goods. This made Britain a gold standard country.
  • The first paper money was issued in 1694, after the Bank of England was established.
  • In 1861, the gold standard was adopted again.
  • In 1914, after the outbreak of World War I, the gold standard was abandoned and treasury notes became legal tender.
  • In 1940, the Pound was pegged to the US Dollar and later became part of the Bretton Woods system.
  • In 1971, the Pound was changed to a free-floating currency.
  • In 1976, the country had a Sterling crisis.
  • In 1988, the UK Treasury instituted a policy whereby movements of the British Pound "shadowed" those of the German Mark.
  • In 1990, the UK became part of the European Exchange rate mechanism, but withdrew in 1992.
  • The UK had the option to adopt the Euro in 1999, but declined.

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