Remove 1p and 2p coins?

1p and 2p coins are pretty much useless and should be removed, like they removed 0.5p coins ages ago.
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Why? One of them here is called "Poundland". They must save a lot of staff time not having to hand out 1p coins.
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>>> 1p and 2p coins are pretty much useless and should be removed, like

That's because they sell goods for a pound, not 99p.
The clue's in the name.
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Surely you didn't fail to understand my simple point? You said 99p shops would go out of business. My point (for the mentally challenged) was that all they have to do is start charging £1 and rename the sign.
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Then they wouldn't be 99p shops.
And 99pland can't just change it's name to Poundland because it would then be confusing.
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hops would go

they have to

99p is more or less a pound. People are not likely to shop at a 99p shop to save a penny.

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It could use something similar. There's currently Poundland, 99p stores, 99p land, just under a pound, etc, etc, etc.
[titter] I once got some bowls for 50p each in Poundland as they were chipped. Held up the queue for 10 minutes.
And it's hardly enough reason to warrant all those coins. How much could the mint save by retrieving all that copper?
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But they do. That's why 99p stores are not pound stores, and why they are commercially successful and survive.

Why should they be forced to change their name? How would you like to be forced to be known in future as Duffboy?

Nothing at all. Since 1992, 'copper' coins have been made largely of steel, which the Chinese are currently dumping at below cost.
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Wrong. Poundland does precisely as well.
For the English pedants, notice I said "as well", not "aswell", which would have meant something completely different.

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Their fault for naming their shop after their price.

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Then why are they a different colour to steel?
Anyway, most people would love to carry less loose change about. Coin taking machines would be simplified too. Till drawers would have more room.
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Why should they be punished for that? So do Poundland.

Look it up.

Would they?

You're really scraping the barrel now, aren't you?
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It's hardly a punishment renaming your shop. Thinking ahead, inflation will one day require them to charge more and change their name anyway.

You mentioned it, you provide the link.

No of course not, people like carrying things for no reason.

No, that's the most important reason.
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Nope. You look it up.

I've not noticed any great upswelling of resentment against small change. Perhaps you can give a reliable reference?

What, more room in the till?
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No, because I believe it to be copper. If you want to change my mind, then provide the link.

People trying to get rid of it when paying for things.

Do you really think shops want 50 billion different coins?
What's the point in keeping them when nothing is worth that piddly small amount? Why do you think we removed the 1/2p coin? Why don't you think it's therefore (with inflation) time to remove the next one?
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1p and 2p coins are copper plated and consist of about 94% mild steel and 6%copper.
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Doesn't the copper wear off? I often see the raised picture/wording rubbed away, and it's still copper coloured.
Changing the 10p coins to steel was a nuisance, they're thicker.
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I've never seen one worn to the extent that the steel shows.
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Must be very thick then. In fact I remember putting them in Nitric acid at school in a Chemistry class. Never found any steel underneath.
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I don't know how long ago you were in chemistry class, but UK bronze coins have only been made from steel since 1992. Prior to that they were made from an alloy of copper, zinc and tin.
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That explains it. 1990.
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That's not a reliable reference.
When paying for things with money, people try to get rid of notes and all sorts of other coins too.

There are currently 8. Don't exaggerate.

So that we can have 99p shops of course.

Because it wasn't sensible to have a fractional coin in a decimal age of course.

Inflation is at zero. Or hadn't you heard?
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