Pound sign

The pound sign £ is the symbol for the pound unit of sterling – the currency of the United Kingdom and previously of Great Britain and of the Kingdom of England. The same symbol is used for other currencies called pound, such as the Gibraltar, Egyptian, Manx and Syrian pounds. The sign may be drawn with one or two bars depending on personal preference, but the Bank of England has used the one-bar style exclusively on banknotes since 1975.

£
Pound sign
In UnicodeU+00A3 £ POUND SIGN (£)
Currency
Currency Pound
Different from
Different fromU+20A4 LIRA SIGN
U+0023 # NUMBER SIGN
Category
The £ grapheme in a selection of fonts

In Canada and the United States, "pound sign" refers to the symbol # (number sign).


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