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Bullshit. When they removed half pence coins, my local shop stopped halfpenny sweets and just sold larger sweets for 1p, or two small ones.

You can't get anything useful for less than about 20p. The cheapest thing I can think of that I can buy in my local supermarket is 18p.

Why would you buy 1? Just buy 10 at a time.
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On Fri, 17 May 2019 21:11:36 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"

Tesco Bananas - 14p Swizzels Matlow Strawberry Refresher Bar Lidl Kiwi Fruit - 16p Haribo Maoam Giant Strawberry Stripes - 10p Swizzels Matlow Chunky Drumstick Lolly - 10p
Those are just a few things I found with a quick look. .
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On 18/05/2019 03:32, Chris in Makati wrote:

But think how much better the country's dental health would be if we abolished all the shrapnel.
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On Sat, 18 May 2019 15:11:17 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"

You can't seem to grasp that the coins and notes in circulation are based on what it is believed the public want.
The decision has been made. They're keeping those coins. Accept it and move on.
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Why should I accept gross stupidity?
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On Sun, 19 May 2019 16:26:10 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"

Because the decision has been made. What are you going to do about it?
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On Mon, 20 May 2019 21:10:49 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"

And be ignored.
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On Tue, 21 May 2019 19:12:32 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"

How many people have signed your petition so far? Where is it?
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On Tue, 21 May 2019 22:32:30 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"

I'd start one if I were you.
Your mum, dad and granny will sign. Maybe that odd couple who live across the road would too. You know, the ones who are always complaining and have problems with everything. And you could ask the nurse when she comes to give you your injections. That would make six.
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No, somebody would just say keep the change. And people tend to have coins kicking about. Cash is so much easier than farting around logging into bank accounts.

Nope. Last time I used cash, I just handed a few 20 notes to the cashier and got a handful of change back. Took no longer than using a card. She was getting the coins from the till while I was putting the goods in the trolley anyway.

Actually, you don't tap it. There's no physical detection of contact with the pad. You wave it nearby.

Contactless cards are useless - who spends a small enough amount for that?! 30 I think it is? Most supermarket shops are over 50.
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On Sun, 12 May 2019 16:24:04 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
I thought they were worth 1p, 2p, & 5p respectively.
My pint jar full of shrapnel is certainly not worthless.
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So you'd also be happy with a 50 tonne jar with 0.000001p coins? At some point we have to say it just isn't worth handling such worthless coins. It's a long time since 0.5p coins went. It's high time the next ones went.
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On 15/05/2019 13:07, Commander Kinsey wrote:

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Given that a pre-1992 penny is actually worth about a penny for its metal content, I imagine a 0.000001p coin would be worth several orders of magnitude more than its face value.
Post 1992 pennies are probably worth around 0.2p, for the metal, being mainly steel.
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That doesn't really matter as much as the hassle of dealing with the damn things. When I go for petrol and give them some 20 notes, I don't want loads of bloody coppers in change.
And think how easy it would be to add things up without the 99p shit on the end of prices!
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damn things. When I go for petrol and give them some 20 notes, I don't want loads of bloody coppers in change.

on the end of prices!

We should either have it or not. At the moment I have some supermarkets selling me 4 pints of milk and some selling me 2 litres, not easily comparable. At least in Australia it's illegal to sell in pints.
I think petrol stations only changed to litres as it was getting too expensive. I'm only 43, but I remember it going over a pound a gallon, now it's over a pound a litre?! I don't think anything else has got that much more expensive in the same time period. Is it the tax or the oil that now costs 5 times more?
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