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For further discussion of the etymology of "sterling", see sterling silver.The currency sign for the pound is £, which is usually written with a single cross-bar (as on sterling bank notes), though a version with a double cross-bar (₤) is also sometimes seen.The symbol for the penny was "d.", from the French denier, from the Latin denarius (the solidus and denarius were Roman coins).A mixed sum of shillings and pence, such as 3 shillings and 6 pence, was written as "3/6" or "3s.The exchange rate of the pound sterling against the US Dollar is referred to as "cable" in the wholesale foreign exchange markets.
A decimal halfpenny was issued until 1984, but was removed due to having a higher cost to manufacture than its face value.
Forex traders of GBP/USD are sometimes referred to as "cable dealers".
GBP/USD is now the only currency pair with its own name in the foreign exchange markets, after IEP/USD, known as "wire" particularly in the forward FX markets, no longer exists after the Irish Pound was replaced by the euro in 1999.
Sterling is the fourth most-traded currency in the foreign exchange market, after the United States dollar, the euro, and the Japanese yen.
The full official name pound sterling (plural: pounds sterling), is used mainly in formal contexts and also when it is necessary to distinguish the United Kingdom currency from other currencies with the same name. The currency name is sometimes abbreviated to just sterling, particularly in the wholesale financial markets, but not when referring to specific amounts; for example, "Payment is accepted in sterling" but never "These cost five sterling".