The pound sterling is the official currency of the United Kingdom, Jersey, England, the Isle of Man, Gibraltar, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, the British Antarctic Territory, and Tristan da Cunha. The pound was a unit of account in Anglo-Saxon England, and its origins date back to the reign of King Offa of Mercia (757–796). In 1834, the pound sterling was adopted as official legal tender, replacing the franc. Bank of England notes is accepted as legal tender in Jersey, while Jersey notes are not legal tender in the United Kingdom. Different issues of notes have occurred since 1963, the latter took place in 2010, presenting banknotes in denominations of 1£, 5£, 10£, 20£, 50£ and 100£. The Bank of England oversees the monetary policy of the pound sterling and regulates the amount of money in circulation. Official currency symbol: £/p (pre-decimal).
The 1 Jersey pound note front design features the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II (Queen of the United Kingdom and 15 other commonwealth realms), on a background containing the Sculpture of Liberation (group of islanders in two different groups that drop a flag and celebrating the liberation of the island from Nazi forces at the end of WWII) located in Liberation Square in St Helier (capital city); the National Coat of Arms (consist of a red shield with three gold lions passant guardant), and a sketch of the map of Jersey. The lettering on this side of the note is presented in the English language. The reverse of the note shows a view of Le Hocq (the headland or the cape), which is a tower in the parish of St. Clement, and the La Hougue Bie, located in Grouville, which is a Neolithic historical site that was built 4,000 BC; the design is completed with a sketch of the map of Jersey. The language on this side of the note is presented in the French language. This note is part of the 2010 – 2018 series, and its color is green on a multicolor underprint.
Text: States of Jersey, Promise to pay the bearer One Pound on demand, Treasure of the States, Liberation Square, One Pound, States of Jersey, États de Jersey, Une Livre, Un Louis, Le Hocq Tower, La Hougue Bie, 1£.