Pound sign (£)

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This sign for pound is the official sign for the currency British Pound Sterling. In old times the pound was only in use as weight, without the use of a symbol.

The official name Pound Sterling was introduces by king Hendrik II introduced it in 1158, The use of the symbol also started in that period. The symbol represents an L the first letter of the Latin word Libra, wat means Pond.

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