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Infographic: Revealed! The history of the British pound

The British Pound

If you’ve been reading the Physical Gold blog recently then you may already know that the Great British pound coin unfortunately features no actual gold whatsoever. However, did you know that when it was first introduced in 760, pound sterling coins were made of pure silver In fact, it was only in 1946 that Britain stopped using silver to make coins, switching to the current alloy system. Those facts, and more, have been collated into this great infographic about the history of the British pound – from launch, right up to the present day creation and usage of our currency.


History of the Pound Infographic from Sainsburys Bank


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Daniel Fisher formed physical Gold in 2008, after working in the financial industry for 20 years. He spent much of that time working within the new issue fixed income business at a top tier US bank. In this role, he traded a large book of fixed income securities, raised capital for some of the largest government, financial, and corporate institutions in the world and advised the leading global institutional investors. Daniel is CeFA registered and is a member of the Institute of Financial Planning.

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