Pounds to Rand Exchange Rate Today (January 2021)


How Much Is Pound To Rand Exchange Rate Today {Updated Daily}

The Rand to pounds exchange rate though pegged at an official rate of 1 GBP = 19.9113 ZAR has been at what could be described as freefall in the market.

Though in recent days it has been fluctuating, falling and rising every day. This rate isn’t encouraging, in fact, many South Africans now spend more buying less, an act that shouldn’t be.

We will be highlighting the reasons why it is so. To check this page for any changes in the pound’s rate, save or bookmark the link below

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Pounds To Rand Exchange Rate Today (January 2021): 19.9113 ZAR To £1

Pounds to South-African-Rands South-African-Rands to Pounds
1 GBP 19.9113 ZAR 1 ZAR 0.0502 GBP
2 GBP 39.8226 ZAR 2 ZAR 0.1004 GBP
5 GBP 99.5565 ZAR 5 ZAR 0.2511 GBP
10 GBP 199.113 ZAR 10 ZAR 0.5022 GBP
15 GBP 298.6695 ZAR 15 ZAR 0.7533 GBP
20 GBP 398.2261 ZAR 20 ZAR 1.0045 GBP
25 GBP 497.7826 ZAR 25 ZAR 1.2556 GBP
50 GBP 995.5652 ZAR 50 ZAR 2.5111 GBP
100 GBP 1991.1303 ZAR 100 ZAR 5.0223 GBP
500 GBP 9955.6516 ZAR 500 ZAR 25.1114 GBP
1000 GBP 19911.3032 ZAR 1000 ZAR 50.2227 GBP
2500 GBP 49778.2581 ZAR 2500 ZAR 125.5568 GBP
5000 GBP 99556.5161 ZAR 5000 ZAR 251.1136 GBP
10000 GBP 199113.0323 ZAR 10000 ZAR 502.2273 GBP
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The pound sterling is made up of several coins and notes. We have some which are of everyday use like the 1P, 2P, 5P, 10P, £1, £2, coins, £5, £10, £20 notes.

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The £1 notes were taken out of circulation by the bank of England in the year 1980. Since 1981, there have been no printing of the 25P coin this is done to commemorate the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana.


We have so many faces that have appeared on the notes, like the images of famous British people, Elizabeth Fey is on the 15-pound notes. Charles Darwin is on the back of the £10 note, Adam Smith is on the back of £20 notes.

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The first monarch to appear on Bank of England banknotes was King George V who made a brief appearance on £1 and 10 shilling notes; this was issued during the first world war. Ever since the year 1960, Queen of Elizabeth II has appeared on all Bank of England.

  1. The Pound is not only being used in the United Kingdom, but it is also used in places like Independent Island of Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of man which is surrounding the British Isle. The currency used as far as Antartica, Falkland Islands.
  2. Various banks in the United Kingdom are permitted to issue a banknote. The bank of England issues notes for use in England and Wales, the bank of Scotland and Clydesdale bank issues notes for Scotland. The notes in Northern Ireland are issued by Bank of Ireland, notes which are issued by Scottish and Northern Iris are not actually legal tenders, they cannot be accepted as a form of payment but it exists as a premiere to pay.
  3. In the year 1971, Decimalization came into effect. This was replacing the old style of money which included weird notes and coins. These notes and coins were being of the same equal value to 1 shilling and 2 shillings.
  4. In the year 1969, the 50P coins were introduced. The 50P coins was a replacement of 10 shillings notes. Even after decimalization, certain old coins continued to be legally acceptable for a while. All of these coins were taken out of circulation only because the sizes of the 5P and 10P coins were reduced. 20P coins were introduced in 1982, £1 coins in 1983, £2 coins in 1998.
  5. During the time of the second world war, Nazi Germany produced counterfeit British sterling notes to devalue the currency and destabilize the British economy. By the end of 1945, 12% of the value of the notes in existence were forgeries. Britain immediately responded with the decision of taking notes of higher denominations out of circulation and addition metal threads through the notes that they produced. These metal threads are still present in the currency to date.
  6. Royal mints produced coins and they are marked with the date of the production. In the year 2009, there was a mistake as they allowed 20P coin into the circulation without dates, about 200,000 went into circulation, several turned up on online auction sites for sale at many times their actual monetary value.
  7. Shopkeepers are legally allowed to accept payment of items, if you try to give them too much of small change, they have the right to refuse to accept more than 20P in 1P and 2P coins, more than £5 in 5P and 10P coins and more than £10 in 20P and £50P coins.


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