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Mintage figures show that, in 2016, it made 213 million 20p pieces, but the following year it produced none.

Millions of £2 coins were cut in 2016; the next year - nothing.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-48201920

 

For some reason, many local machines charge 60p, £1.20, £2.20 (hospital) etc. for an hours parking.

Perhaps they "bank" on drivers not having the correct change, and so use just £1 coins ?

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Minivanman
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We save ours as they add a 'bit of snow' to our much used over the years penny jar. 

Every little helps come, err... Christmas. Roll_eyes


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@Anonymous wrote:

 

For some reason, many local machines charge 60p, £1.20, £2.20 (hospital) etc. for an hours parking.

Perhaps they "bank" on drivers not having the correct change, and so use just £1 coins ?


 

NCP makes £700,000 a year from motorists who do not have correct change

 

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7051139/Car-parking-firm-NCP-rakes-500k-year-drivers-dont-right-change.html

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Have you noticed that postage prices are 70p for a first class letter within the UK and £1.35 for a letter to Frace for example.  I wonder how many people put two first class stamps (£1.40) on a letter to continental Europe rather than going to the trouble of buying the correct cheaper one.  If the Post Office get an unearned 5p often enough, it soon adds up to a sizeable amount.

This isn't just a recent thing, it's been like that for many years although the amounts have been slightly different.

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Interestingly in France it costs the same to send a letter to say French Guiana as it does to anywhere within the mainland and all have their equivalent of our post code.

No wonder the pied-noirs could afford to write home so often. Roll_eyes


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That's because it's considered just another part of France.

There was a period in about the 1990s when a letter up to 20g cost the same to send to anywhere in the EU as a first class letter within the UK.  Still somewhat anomalous since sending a letter to the north of Finland (EU) was cheaper than sending a letter to the southern tip of Norway (not in the EU but a lot closer to the UK) for example.

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@Jonpe 

Indeed, and they even have their own French area codes. 


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