Trivia

Hard

The Oldest Currency Still In Use Is The?

Florin
Sheqel
Dinar
Pound Sterling
The Britannia "5th Portrait" two pounds coin.
The Royal Mint

Answer: Pound Sterling

The pound sterling, typically just referred to as the “pound”, is the official currency of the United Kingdom and several former and current British territories. While there are many old currencies in the world, the pound sterling is the oldest currency still in use (and has been in continuous use since its inception).

The name of the currency dates back to its very literal origins in Anglo-Saxon England over twelve hundred years ago. The original pound was a unit of accounting equal to 240 silver pence (the plural of penny) which, in sum, equaled one pound of silver. Over the years, the size of the coin and the purity of the silver has changed. In 1158, for example, King Henry II had the composition of the coin changed from pure silver to 92.5 percent silver to increase the durability and longevity of the coins. Over the next few centuries, the coin was further adjusted and reduced in size.

In 1694, with the establishment of the Bank of England, British currency was modernized and paper currency issued, although coinage was, and continues to be, a prominent part of the currency system in the UK with one and two pound coins widely used.

Trivia

Hard

The Sandbox Tree Spreads Its Seeds Via What Mechanism?

Trivia

Easy

Which Actor’s Portrayal Of A Physical Disability Actually Injured Him?

Trivia

Very Hard

In America The Game Of Billiards Is Called “Pool” As A Result Of?

Trivia

Easy

Early 747 Airliners Had What Luxury In The First Class Cabin?

Trivia

Hard

The Most Popular Manufactured Drink In The World Is?

Trivia

Hard

Which Iconic Sci-Fi Character Is Immortalized As A Grotesque On The Washington National Cathedral?

Trivia

Hard

In Bangok There Is An Abandoned Mall Filled With?

Trivia

Hard

Google Images Was Inspired By Millions Of People Searching For Photos Of?

Trivia

Hard

What Was The First Modern Collectible Card Game?

Trivia

Hard

Before CGI Backgrounds, Film Makers Used A Technique Known As?