US Dollar to British pound Exchange Rate History

This data was sourced directly from real UK currency suppliers and shows the actual price of exchanging US dollars to British pounds on any given day.

USD / GBP monthly summary

Over the past 30 days, the US dollar buy back rate has decreased by 1.71% against the British pound from 0.8264 on the 19th February to 0.8123 yesterday. This means US dollars are worth less today compared to one month ago. If you were exchanging 200 USD, you would get approximately £162.47 today which is £2.82 less than you would have got on the 19th February.

You can compare today's latest buy back rates and sell US dollars on our US dollar buy back page.

How we display buy back rates

You might notice the US dollar rates shown here are different to the US dollar rates offered by currency suppliers on our comparison pages. The rates are actually the same but are just presented in different ways. When we talk about the USD / GBP exchange rate, we show the USD rate relative to the pound so a rate of 0.8123 literally means 1 USD = 0.8123 GBP.

However, UK currency suppliers choose to show this rate in terms of the amount of US dollars you would need to exchange to receive 1 GBP, so (1 /) 0.8123 becomes 1.231. Or put another way, 1.231 USD = 1 GBP. The two rates are interchangeable but currency suppliers prefer to show the second rate which they call the buy back rate.

USD / GBP annual data

A snapshot of the US dollar / British pound exchange rate over the past 8 years.

Year Open Close Low High Annual Change
2023 0.8221 -- 0.8008 0.8424 --
2022 0.7379 0.8219 0.7277 0.9307 -10.22%
2021 0.7288 0.7378 0.6997 0.7555 -1.22%
2020 0.7487 0.7264 0.7264 0.8461 3.07%
2019 0.7811 0.7492 0.7358 0.8247 4.25%
2018 0.7361 0.7813 0.6930 0.7970 -5.78%
2017 0.8019 0.7369 0.7314 0.8244 8.82%
2016 0.6702 0.8019 0.6693 0.8177 -16.42%

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