How Many Different Values of British Coins Are in Circulation?

How Many Different Values of British Coins Are in Circulation?

There are eight British coins in common circulation as of July 2014, including the 1 penny, 2 pence, 5 pence, 10 pence, 20 pence, 50 pence, 1 pound and 2 pound coins. Pence is the plural form of penny, and a penny is 1/100 of a pound.

There are also several British coins that are considered legal tender but are intended as souvenirs or keepsakes and are rarely seen in circulation. These include the 3 and 4 pence Maundy coins, the 25 pence coin, the 5 pound coin and the 20 pound coin. These are accepted at post offices, but not all shopkeepers accept commemorative coins.