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Dollar-Pound Exchange Rate From 1791

What Was the Exchange Rate between the U.S. dollar and British pound?
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An exchange rate is the price of one currency in terms of another currency. The exchange rate presented here is the price of the British pound in U.S. dollars, that is, the number of U.S. dollars per British pound. This is the traditional way in which the relative price of the two currencies is compared.

The exchange rate between the United States dollar and British pound is one of the longest available and most-important exchange rates in history. The exchange-rate series presented here is distinguished by the high-quality and reliability of the underlying data. For information on this exchange-rate series, please consult the Information on Dollar-Pound Exchange Rate.

You may retrieve the exchange rate (number of dollars per pound) for any year or group of years beginning in 1791.

Please read our Note on Data Revisions.


Lawrence H. Officer, "Dollar-Pound Exchange Rate From 1791," MeasuringWorth,

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