Pound Sterling is also known as the British Pound, the United Kingdom Pound, UKP, STG, the English Pound, British Pound Sterling, BPS, and Sterlings. The United States Dollar is also known as the American Dollar, and the US Dollar. The symbol for USD can be written $. Pound Sterling is divided into 100 pence. Currency converter to convert from British Pound Sterling (GBP) to United States Dollar (USD) including the latest exchange rates, a chart showing the exchange rate history for the last 120-days and information about the currencies. Convert 1 British Pound to US Dollar. Get live exchange rates, historical rates & charts for GBP to USD with XE's free currency calculator. Our currency rankings show that the most popular United Kingdom Pound exchange rate is the GBP to EUR rate. The currency code for Pounds is GBP, and the currency symbol is £.