How Do I Get the British Pound Sign On My Android Phone?

Rob Leung

The British Pound Sterling (£) symbol represents the official currency of the United Kingdom.  With a history of more than 1,200 years, it is the oldest currency in use worldwide. After the US dollar, Japanese yen, and Euro, it is the fourth most traded currency on the foreign exchange market.

In this article, we will outline the steps to make a “British Pound” sign using your Google Gboard keyboard app, the default keyboard for the Google Pixel range, and Android phones. Without further ado, here are the steps on how to find the British Pound Sign on your Android phone.

How to Type the British Pound Sign On Android

In order to make a British Pound Text on an Android phone, follow the steps on your phone’s keyboard below:

  1. Tap ?123
  2. Tap =\<
  3. You will see the British Pound Sign available (£).  Select it.

Here’s another way to type British Pound Text on an Android phone:

  1. Tap ?123
  2. Long-press the US dollar sign ($)
  3. You will see the British Pound Sign available (£). Select it.

How to Copy and Paste British Pound Sign

In case you would like to save time and simply copy and paste the British Pound Sign, simply click on the text below. It will copy the content to your personal clipboard, from which you can choose where to paste it.

To copy and paste the “British Pound” sign text, simply click the text below and copy it on your keyboard.



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What does the British Pound Sign (£) Mean?

Symbols of currency are as old as cash itself, and they indicate what medium of exchange traders are dealing with. Through the use of the currency symbol, countries all over the world are able to shorten different forms of exchange. Symbols serve as abbreviations, or codes, for each currency.

The United Kingdom uses the British Pound Sterling (£). The full formal name British Pound Sterling is used in formal contexts. Alternatively, the British Pound Sterling is commonly referred to as the British Pound (GBP). The term British Pound is not an official title.

As a result of its official use in the United Kingdom, the British Pound Sterling is the official currency of England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.

According to historians, the British pound dates back as far as 775 AD. Silver pennies were used as currency by the Anglo-Saxon kings at that time. The pound was used as a unit of currency to represent 1 Troy pound of high-purity silver. Later, sterling coins were introduced.

This British Pound Sterling Symbol £ derives from the upper case letter L in the Latin word Librae. Librae is the Latin word for scales or pound, an ancient Roman unit of weight equal to 327.45 grams. GBP is the ISO 4217 currency code for the British Pound Sterling.