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Want to know how much is your money worth in St Helena? The currency used in St Helena is called Pound.

The Saint Helenian Pound is issued and managed by the Government of Saint Helena. To find out the current currency exchange rates for Pound to other major currencies of the world, click on foreign currency rates.

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The currency used in St Helena is called as the Pound. This currency is denoted with the currency sign £ and the ISO 4217 Code for the Saint Helenian Pound is SHP. The Pound, is the official currency of the St Helena . It is divided into 100 smaller units called penny.

The constitution of St Helena provides that the St Helena government shall have the power to print the Saint Helenian Pound and penny coins to be used as a legal tender in St Helena. The Saint Helenian Pound bank notes and Penny coins are both designated as "legal tender" in payment of debts.

The Saint Helenian Pound bill uses the decimal system, consisting of 100 equal units.

The symbol £, usually written before the numerical amount, is used for the Saint Helenian Pound.

Currently printed bank notes denominations are £5, £10, £20 and the coins are minted in the denominations of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 pence, £1, £2 .

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How Does Balance of Trade and Investment Affect the Value of the Saint Helenian Pound
Financial analysts regularly cite the balance of trade and investment in St Helena as the most important influence on the value of the Pound. The difference between what the St Helena exports and imports in terms of goods and services to and from other countries can be obtained from a balance of trade statement.

The balance of investment on the other hand represents the difference in exports and imports of capital. If exports from Pound exceed imports from other countries, in either the balance of trade or balance of investments, it is called a surplus. The term deficit is used when the imports into Pound exceed exports to other countries. The points below go into detail to explain on how the balance of trade and balance of investments affect the Saint Helenian Pound.

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