GBP - British Pound (£)
STD - São Tomé and Príncipe dobra (Db)

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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.


  • 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%.


  • 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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STD - São Tomé & Príncipe Dobra (1977–2017) (STD)

São Tomé & Príncipe Dobra (1977–2017)

Sao Tome and Principe are two small Portuguese-speaking islands approximately 140 kilometers apart in the Gulf of Guinea. The Dobra is the official currency of the islands and is represented by the symbol Db. The Dobra was pegged to the Euro in 2010 at a stable rate of 1 Euro = 24,500 STD.

The Sao Tome Dobra is the currency in Sao Tome and Principe (ST, STP). The symbol for STD can be written Db. The Sao Tome Dobra is divided into 100 centimos. The exchange rate for the Sao Tome Dobra was last updated on May 24, 2019 from Yahoo Finance. The STD conversion factor has 5 significant digits.


  • Economic development in Sao Tome and Principe has been adversely affected by factors such as government decisions and natural disasters, as well as lack of resources.
  • Cocoa has been the main contributor to economic development in Sao Tome and Principe for the past 34 years. However, this has been affected by disasters such as drought. Bananas, fish, cinnamon, beans, and poultry also contribute to agricultural production, but it does not meet the needs of the consumers.
  • Modern economic development has been geared towards developing the large amount of oil said to be present in the Gulf of Guinea.
  • The majority of manufactured goods are imported.
  • The authorities have tried to decrease price controls and grants, but monetary development has remained inactive.


  • The Escudo was replaced by the Dobra at a rate of 1:1.
  • In 1996, banknotes were issued in denominations of 5,000, 10,000, 20,000 and 50,000 dobras.
  • In 1997, coins were issued in denominations of 50 cêntimos, 1, 2, 5, 10 and 20 dobras.
  • In 1997, banknotes were issued in denominations of 50, 100, and 1,000 dobra.
  • In 2008, 10,000 dobra banknotes were issued.
  • In 2010, the Dobra was officially pegged to the Euro at a stable rate of 1 Euro = 24,500 STD.

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