The pound sterling is the oldest currency in the world that is still in use. What do you know about the money used in the UK?

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In my opinion ,the currency is very important for a contry´s identity.

I am sure that currency is important for a country’s identity. And move don't adopt euro but to leave pounds was positive one in my opinion. It can be seen from the nowadays situation with euro.
It seems to be very important when country has own note issue and doesn't depend of others and shouldn't agreed the quantity of printed money with others. But make decision only according own politics.

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I can't play this video:(

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