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History of the United States Dollar

The United States dollar, also denoted as USD, is the official currency for the nation, with the US Mint in charge of the production of all coins in circulation. The Bureau of Engraving has been responsible for printing banknotes for the nation since 1914. Due to the amount of involvement that the US has in the world market, the majority of the country's notes are actually held outside the states. The USD is often pegged by other currencies in an attempt to seek stability and consistency. The dollar is seen as the standard currency for commodity markets in the world, including gold and oil. The dollar can be broken down into 100 cents, represented by coins most commonly valued at 1, 5, 10, 25, and 50 cents. Dollar coins and other odd numbers have circulated as well.

Historical British Pound Sterling to US Dollar Conversion Rates

Historically, the United States dollar has fared well against the British pound sterling, though it has never surpassed the pound's value. Rates from 1950 until 1966 remained static at .34 GBP to USD, but then saw a steady incline overall. In the next ten years, that number jumped up to .57 GBP to USD, and it rose as high as .77 GBP to USD in 1984. Numbers since the early 1970s have remained above .5 GBP to USD rather consistently, with just a slight drop from 1979 to 1981. Numbers did start to fall within recent years, developing an unprecedented stir in the world's economy. Overall though, the continued growth of the United States has helped it gain strength over the past few decades, existing as one of the most used and referenced currencies in the world today.

Convert GBP to USD - Recent Currency Exchange Rates

Over the last ten years, the United States dollar has experienced a decline in value that has notably affected the currency of the world at large. In 1999, the currency exchange rate was at .63 GBP to USD, but throughout the decade, that number dropped to .5 GBP to USD in 2008. Though that number may seem historically accurate, it caused an economic crisis that has spread worldwide. Members of the US government have worked to implement plans that will potentially improve this rate once again, but those improvements probably won't show effects for a few years down the road. The world is looking to that improvement in the hopes that the global economy can get back to a reasonable state.

Today's United States Dollar exchange rates

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