Exchange US dollars to pounds

Compare the best US dollar buyback rates and exchange US dollars to pounds

US dollars
We found 7 companies who will buy 500 US dollars by post
You receive £385.92 Buyback rate 1.2714 Estimated postage £7.35 Sell Now
Travel FX
You receive £382.09 Buyback rate 1.2839 Estimated postage £7.35 Sell Now
The Currency Club
You receive £382.09 Buyback rate 1.2839 Estimated postage £7.35 Sell Now
Sterling
You receive £381.36 Buyback rate 1.2863 Estimated postage £7.35 Sell Now
Currency Online Group
You receive £372.88 Buyback rate 1.315 Estimated postage £7.35 Sell Now
ACE-FX
You receive £372.59 Buyback rate 1.316 Estimated postage £7.35 Sell Now
Covent Garden FX
You receive £346.86 Buyback rate 1.4116 Estimated postage £7.35 Sell Now
Manor FX

Sell US dollars online

It's easy to sell your leftover US dollars online. Use our US dollar buyback comparisons to find the best deal, then follow the link to the buyer's website to place your order online and lock-in your buyback rate. You'll need to decide whether to post your US dollars to the buyer, or try searching for a store near you so you can exchange your US dollars in person.

Sell by post

Securely package your US dollars and post it to the buyer using Royal Mail Special Delivery which is fully tracked and insured. Once the buyer has received your package they'll pay you by bank transfer within one working day.

Sell in-store

Use our store finder to search for your nearest currency exchange, then simply take your US dollars to the store to sell over the counter. You'll save on postage fees, but availability varies by location and you'll have fewer deals to choose from compared to selling by post.

US dollar buyback rate history

Over the past 30 days, the US dollar buyback rate has risen 0.69% from 1.2714 on 20 Apr to 1.2802 today. This means US dollars can be exchanged for more pounds today compared to a month ago. Right now, $500 is worth approximately £390.56 which is £2.7 more than you'd have got on 20 Apr.

These are the average US dollar buyback rates taken from our panel of UK travel money providers at the end of each day. You can explore this further on our US dollar to British pound currency chart.

US dollars to pounds Sterling

One US dollar ($) can be subdivided into 100 cents (¢). There are seven denominations of US dollar banknotes in circulation: $1, $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100 which are frequently used, plus a rarer $2 bill which is not as widely circulated but is still printed and is legal tender. Coins are available in denominations: 1¢, 5¢ (nickel), 10¢ (dime) and 25¢ (quarter). 50¢ and $1 coins are also minted but are not as widely used.

There are two sets of US dollar banknotes in circulation: the 2009 series known as 'Series 2009A', and the 2017 series known as 'Series 2017A'. Both are legal tender, but banknotes from the 2009 series are gradually being phased out and replaced by their newer counterparts which have more advanced security features. You don't need to know which banknote series you have as the old notes are worth the same as the new ones.

Each banknote in the 2017A series features a portrait of a former US president on the obverse, and an important American landmark or building on the reverse, with the exception of the $1 bill which features George Washington on the obverse and the Great Seal of the United States on the reverse. The $2 bill features Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln is on the $5, Alexander Hamilton on the $10, Andrew Jackson on the $20, Ulysses S. Grant on the $50, and Benjamin Franklin on the $100 bill.

US dollar banknote values
DenominationSterling equivalent
$1£0.79
$5£3.93
$10£7.87
$20£15.73
$50£39.33
$100£78.65
US dollar coin values
DenominationSterling equivalent
£0.01
£0.04
10¢£0.08
25¢£0.20
50¢£0.39
$1£0.79