|The queen is on every pound - old and new|
|The coins are thick and the edges are different.|
Few people use credit cards or checks over here - they mostly use debit cards. When you buy something - your card never leaves your hand. You put it in the machine - you approve the purchase.
They recently released a new pound - that is made of two different metals - making it very easy to identify. The edges are also very different. They also have a two pound coin.
There are 1 - 5 - 10 - 20 - 50 pence coins. Each one is progressively larger. When you shop - price tags seem cheap because one pound is worth $1.30. Lulu has it all down pat already.