Compare US dollar exchange rates

You could get a better deal when you compare US dollar exchange rates for pound to dollar exchanges. The US dollar is the official currency of the USA and one of the world's most popular and widely accepted currencies.

Actual rates may differ due to the fluctuating nature of currency exchange. For the latest rate please check with the provider.

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Last updated: 20 May 2021

US dollars: best exchange deal tips

  • Look for the highest pound to dollar exchange rate. This will tell you how many US dollars you will get in exchange for your money.

For example, a rate of 1.43 will give you 1 dollar 43 cents for every pound you exchange.

  • Some providers offer a higher pound to dollar rate if you order over a set amount, perfect if you are buying as part of a large group.

  • If you compare US dollar rates online you will find better rates than those found on the high street or by waiting to buy them at the airport.

Here are more tips on finding the best deal on US dollars for a pound to dollar exchange.

Where can you use US dollars?

The US dollar ($) is the national currency of the United States of America, and the most widely used currency on the planet.

All 50 US states use the US dollar, as well as the following countries:

  • Bahamas

  • Belize

  • British Virgin Islands

  • Cambodia

  • Ecuador

  • Nicaragua

  • Panama

  • Turks and Caicos Islands

Important: When visiting any non-European Union country, such as the United States, you must declare any cash that exceeds the equivalent of €10,000.

What notes and coins can you get?

The US dollar comes in a range of denominations, including;

  • Cents coins: 1 (penny), 5 (nickel), 10 (dime), 25 (quarter), 50

  • Dollar coins: 1

  • Dollar notes: 1, 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100

The 50 cent and 1 dollar coin are rare in the US, but still accepted as legal tender.

When you order online you will only be sent US dollar notes, not coins.

Top tips to get the best deal

  • Think about the full cost: the best dollar exchange rate might not be the best deal, because a worse rate can be cheaper if the commission and delivery charges are free.

  • Avoid paying with your credit card: use a debit card or your sterling cash to exchange for US dollars to avoid high credit card charges.

  • Do some research: shop around for your US dollars in advance of your trip, compare deals and look out for free delivery options which may take longer to arrive.

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