The currency of England and Britain is called Pounds Sterling. A pound is made up of 100 pence, pence being the plural of penny. The pound sign looks like this: £ We all have this symbol on our keyboards. Somewhere. Maybe you'll run across yours someday. I had to cut and paste from another website.
Here is my collection of British coins.
How much is a pound?
Right this very minute—8:58 pm Thursday, January 17, 2013—the exchange rate between the dollar and pound is 1 U.S. Dollar to .62 British Pound Sterling.
I have no idea what the exchange rate is right now.