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Quote from: Alan71 on April 21, 2016, 07:36:06 PMI'm actually disappointed to discover that the option of reducing the size of the 10p to smaller than that of the 20p was not taken up. It was clearly the favoured option, being in three of the four alternatives offered. I actually quite like option 1 - the 5p wouldn't have been much smaller than it is now, would it? Or perhaps a variation of option 1 - the 5p the same size as it is now and the 10p as shown in the illustration.
Quote from: Alan71 on April 22, 2016, 10:27:06 AMYou're perhaps right, <k>, about the 5p. Not sure about the brass 5p though. We'd got used to brass representing higher value coins (£1, commemorative £2).
QuoteWhat surprises me most about the other options on the table was how radical they were. The 10p was a huge coin, and reducing it to smaller than a 1p would have been a major change. In that sense I'm not too surprised that the "safe" option 4 was adopted.
Quote from: Alan71 on April 22, 2016, 10:27:06 AMwe now have two different metals in circulation for each of the 1p, 2p, 5p and 10p. Surely mass withdrawals of larger coins would have been much easier than what they are doing now (ie. gradually removing the old metals from circulation, which can't be fully completed).