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Started by Galapagos, April 25, 2009, 11:55:55 AM
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Quote from: Meridian Viridian on April 25, 2009, 12:07:15 PMOption 2 used the same reduced 10p coin as in option 1. However, the 5p coin was to be changed from cupro-nickel to bronze. It was also to become a similar size to the existing 2p coin. However, to avoid confusion, this meant getting rid of the existing 2p coin altogether.
Quote from: chrisild on April 25, 2009, 03:19:48 PMVery interesting! I did not know about those plans or considerations. Guess I would have preferred Option 2, with the "giant" 2p coin being phased out.Agreed, the 10p piece is fairly big, even in the "shrunk" version. But it is fairly light. If you compare it to a €2 coin, yes, "our twoer" is a little bigger - interestingly it's the 50 ct coin which, while being a little thicker than a 10p coin, has pretty much the same diameter. The British £1 is thick indeed, but I suppose that such a relatively small coin would not have been well accepted if it had also been thin. Oddly enough, the £2 coin is thinner but laaarge ...Oh, and that Cyprus 0.50 coin was first issued in 1991.Christian
Quote from: numismatica on April 25, 2009, 06:51:38 PMIt would make sense if they really do so,since many countries have stopped issuing small denomination coins.Many times they aren't accepted.Finland has some legal provision to round-off 1 and 2 Eurocent price to nearest price if I am not wrong.
Quote from: Meridian Viridian on April 25, 2009, 08:14:55 PMI think we should just get rid of our 1p and 2p coins altogether and price everything in multiples of 5p. I can buy a tiny stick of fudge for 15p, but that's the lowest price I know of here - which shows just how worthless the 1p and 2p coins now are. The idea of pricing goods in denominations for which coins no longer exist, as in NZ, where goods are priced in cents but the lowest coin is 10c, strikes me as surreal.
Quote from: The Squadron of Simpletons on May 16, 2009, 11:35:06 AMI get the impression, Tony, that the Royal Mint had looked at the chunky French 10 franc piece of the 1970s and been partly influenced by its specifications. I can't see the Royal Mint downsizing the 2p at this late stage. It'll probably just wait to demonetise it, by 2020 at the latest, I should think.