Ultach Pound Sterling

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Ultach Pound Sterling
ISO Code UPS
Official User(s) Ríocht na hUlaidh Thair Nhua
Symbol U₤
Plural Ultach Pounds
Denominations U₤1, U₤3, U₤5, U₤10, U₤25, U₤50, U₤100
Central Bank Royal Bank of Ulaidh Thair Nhua
Printer Buail Ulaidann

The Ultach Pound (U₤) was the official currency of Ríocht na hUlaidh Thair Nhua. One Ultach Pound is equal to the current price of petrol per gallon, an example if 1 gallon of petrol cost 2.78 USD, then U₤1 is equal to $2.78 USD. The lowest denomination is currently U₤1, and the highest is U₤100. The Ultach Pound was replaced by the Solidus in August 2009. The Solidus was subsequently replaced by the Sovereign on 15 November 2009.

All denominations featured HCM the King on the front along with the denomination (such as U₤1.) The backs of each note depend upon the value of the note.

The Ultach Pound Sterling is currently worth: GB£1.27/US$1.78

Subunits

The Ultach Crown is the dominant of the two subunits of the Ultach Pound. One Crown is worth U£0.50. Each Crown shows a portrait listed below on the front, varying on it's value, and the Royal Coat of Arms on the back of each coin no matter what the value.

Value Front Portrait Issued
1c HCM the King 12 March 2009
3c HRH the Archduke 12 March 2009
5c Irish Wolfhound 12 March 2009
10c Double Eagle 12 March 2009
25c Irish Harp 12 March 2009
50c Irish Horse 12 March 2009

The Ultach Shilling is the subordinate of the two subunits. 1 Ultach Shilling is equal to U£0.01. Each Shilling shows a portrait listed below on the front, varying on it's value, and a portrait of HCM the King on the back of each coin no matter what the value.

Value Front Portrait Issued
1s Rurarí Dall Ó Catháin 12 March 2009
3s Turlough O'Carolan 12 March 2009
5s Red Hugh Ó Néill 12 March 2009
10s Uillean Pipes 12 March 2009
25s St Cecilia 12 March 2009