Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II first appeared on English money in 1960 and was the first monarch to be featured on a banknote. Her portrait also adorns at least 35 currencies from the countries of the Commonwealth.
A new five-pound note, featuring Winston Churchill, was introduced in 2016, followed a couple years later by a new 10-pound note showcasing Jane Austen. Both have trace elements of tallow, animal fat, which has incited a national uproar among vegetarians.
As for England's coins, you may hear them slangily referred to as "quid." This derives from the Latin word meaning “what, something, anything” — as in quid pro quo.
Charmingly, 10-pence coins feature children’s literature characters on them, including Paddington Bear and characters from Beatrix Potter stories.