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Re: HM Treasury has doubts about future of 1 and 2p coins
« Reply #75 on: May 04, 2019, 11:20:41 AM »
I’m happy to see the 1p and 2p remain.

Me too. 

I see far less small change lying on the street than I once did.  I suspect that is because these days people tend to use alcohol at home, rather than down the pub.

All big supermarkets in the UK seem to have change machines, externally owned, and charging a rip off 10% plus.  Its about time at least one of them and stepped up to the plate and put in free machines - I judge that would pull in some custom. 

All UK Sam Smiths pubs now take cash only.  And ban any use of mobile phones on the premises. 

You can get a pint there for about £1.60……………

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Re: HM Treasury has doubts about future of 1 and 2p coins
« Reply #76 on: August 07, 2019, 08:00:17 PM »
Royal Mint makes no 1p or 2p coins for first time in decades

Move highlights changing use of cash as no 1p coins were struck for first time since 1972

Royal Mint makes no 1p or 2p coins for first time in decades | Money | The

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Re: HM Treasury has doubts about future of 1 and 2p coins
« Reply #77 on: August 09, 2019, 09:39:44 PM »
Many people these days don’t give a brass farthing for one and two pence pieces. But even if we use them less in purchases, they are still woven into our speech.

The Guardian view on small change: take care of the pennies