Where have all the 10p coins gone?


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Anthony R. Gold

Certainly the M6 toll motorway doesn't accept 5p coins. Also, last year,
I came across a carpark where a notice on the pay-and-display meters
claimed that they "didn't accept the new type of 10p" (whatever that
means).
I guess they mean the 1" diameter 10p coin that replaced the 1 1/8" 2 bob
bit/florin sized coin around twenty years ago.
 
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Ian Jackson

Anthony R. Gold said:
I guess they mean the 1" diameter 10p coin that replaced the 1 1/8" 2 bob
bit/florin sized coin around twenty years ago.
I doubt it, as I'm taking about 2012. Even in the most benighted parts
of darkest, rural Northumberland, they have definitely - for many years
- been using the newfangled types of coins. [Unfortunately, they have
also discovered pay-and-display parking meters.] Certainly my 2011 10p
coins (yes - I checked the dates) seemed to work OK.
 
A

Anthony R. Gold

Anthony R. Gold said:
I guess they mean the 1" diameter 10p coin that replaced the 1 1/8" 2 bob
bit/florin sized coin around twenty years ago.
I doubt it, as I'm taking about 2012. Even in the most benighted parts
of darkest, rural Northumberland, they have definitely - for many years
- been using the newfangled types of coins. [Unfortunately, they have
also discovered pay-and-display parking meters.] Certainly my 2011 10p
coins (yes - I checked the dates) seemed to work OK.
But what was the date of the notice? And if "the new type of 10p" does not
refer to the newest and last announced coin, then what else could it mean?
 
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Ian Jackson

Anthony R. Gold said:
Anthony R. Gold said:
On Tue, 19 Feb 2013 08:31:34 +0000, Ian Jackson

Certainly the M6 toll motorway doesn't accept 5p coins. Also, last year,
I came across a carpark where a notice on the pay-and-display meters
claimed that they "didn't accept the new type of 10p" (whatever that
means).

I guess they mean the 1" diameter 10p coin that replaced the 1 1/8" 2 bob
bit/florin sized coin around twenty years ago.
I doubt it, as I'm taking about 2012. Even in the most benighted parts
of darkest, rural Northumberland, they have definitely - for many years
- been using the newfangled types of coins. [Unfortunately, they have
also discovered pay-and-display parking meters.] Certainly my 2011 10p
coins (yes - I checked the dates) seemed to work OK.
But what was the date of the notice? And if "the new type of 10p" does not
refer to the newest and last announced coin, then what else could it mean?
Well, the parking meters were pretty new (maybe two years old?), and the
information (a strip of Dymotape) was on every one.

It's a heck of a long time since the old two bob bit was no longer legal
tender. I have no doubt that the notices meant exactly what they said.
Presumably it was because some people had found that some of their newer
10p coins had been rejected, and reported it.

However, I recall that the one-hour rate was something like £1-10, and
it might have been a cunning plan by the carpark owners to get people to
pay £1-20 instead.
 
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Major Scott

A case of legal tenderness ;-)
How did you know I touched her up in that way? Hey anything to not get 3 points.

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gordon

Ian Jackson said:
Anthony R. Gold said:
In message <gaiei85mfqq7m5ge5p4g9kebnqvtksedib@4ax.com>, Anthony R. Gold
On Tue, 19 Feb 2013 08:31:34 +0000, Ian Jackson

Certainly the M6 toll motorway doesn't accept 5p coins. Also, last year,
I came across a carpark where a notice on the pay-and-display meters
claimed that they "didn't accept the new type of 10p" (whatever that
means).

I guess they mean the 1" diameter 10p coin that replaced the 1 1/8" 2 bob
bit/florin sized coin around twenty years ago.

I doubt it, as I'm taking about 2012. Even in the most benighted parts
of darkest, rural Northumberland, they have definitely - for many years
- been using the newfangled types of coins. [Unfortunately, they have
also discovered pay-and-display parking meters.] Certainly my 2011 10p
coins (yes - I checked the dates) seemed to work OK.
But what was the date of the notice? And if "the new type of 10p" does not
refer to the newest and last announced coin, then what else could it mean?
Well, the parking meters were pretty new (maybe two years old?), and the
information (a strip of Dymotape) was on every one.

It's a heck of a long time since the old two bob bit was no longer legal
tender. I have no doubt that the notices meant exactly what they said.
Presumably it was because some people had found that some of their newer
10p coins had been rejected, and reported it.

However, I recall that the one-hour rate was something like £1-10, and
it might have been a cunning plan by the carpark owners to get people to
pay £1-20 instead.
I'm surprised no one has come in with the answer to that - it was well
publicised around here (Edinburgh). From the start of last year all the
meters changed not to take 10p (& I think 5p?) coins. The reason given
was that the coin composition was changing - to a steel core - so as to
cut the cost of manufacture. It wasn't worth modifying the machines to
recognise the new coins. It would depend on the recognition technology
in each type of machine of course.

20p coins are now more in demand, well, alongside £1 & £2 coins. City
centre charges £2.80 an hour in places...
 
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Ian Jackson

gordon said:
Ian Jackson said:
Anthony R. Gold said:
On Fri, 22 Feb 2013 11:05:18 +0000, Ian Jackson

In message <gaiei85mfqq7m5ge5p4g9kebnqvtksedib@4ax.com>, Anthony R. Gold
On Tue, 19 Feb 2013 08:31:34 +0000, Ian Jackson

Certainly the M6 toll motorway doesn't accept 5p coins. Also, last year,
I came across a carpark where a notice on the pay-and-display meters
claimed that they "didn't accept the new type of 10p" (whatever that
means).

I guess they mean the 1" diameter 10p coin that replaced the 1 1/8" 2 bob
bit/florin sized coin around twenty years ago.

I doubt it, as I'm taking about 2012. Even in the most benighted parts
of darkest, rural Northumberland, they have definitely - for many years
- been using the newfangled types of coins. [Unfortunately, they have
also discovered pay-and-display parking meters.] Certainly my 2011 10p
coins (yes - I checked the dates) seemed to work OK.

But what was the date of the notice? And if "the new type of 10p" does not
refer to the newest and last announced coin, then what else could it mean?
Well, the parking meters were pretty new (maybe two years old?), and the
information (a strip of Dymotape) was on every one.

It's a heck of a long time since the old two bob bit was no longer legal
tender. I have no doubt that the notices meant exactly what they said.
Presumably it was because some people had found that some of their newer
10p coins had been rejected, and reported it.

However, I recall that the one-hour rate was something like £1-10, and
it might have been a cunning plan by the carpark owners to get people to
pay £1-20 instead.
I'm surprised no one has come in with the answer to that - it was well
publicised around here (Edinburgh). From the start of last year all the
meters changed not to take 10p (& I think 5p?) coins. The reason given
was that the coin composition was changing - to a steel core - so as to
cut the cost of manufacture. It wasn't worth modifying the machines to
recognise the new coins. It would depend on the recognition technology
in each type of machine of course.

20p coins are now more in demand, well, alongside £1 & £2 coins. City
centre charges £2.80 an hour in places...
So, in effect, we might as well scrap the 1, 2, 5 and 10p coins (and, of
course, the 1/2p went long ago). I suppose that's what Quantitative
Easing does for you. How long will it be before the £2 is the only coin
left in existence?
 
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Mike Barnes

Ian Jackson said:
So, in effect, we might as well scrap the 1, 2, 5 and 10p coins (and,
of course, the 1/2p went long ago).
I already do. If I come home with any coin under 20p in my pocket, it
goes into storage because I can't be bothered lugging it around any
more.

My coin store is sorted into denominations (1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, foreign).
It's noticeable that in the last couple of years, the 1p and 2p piles
have hardly increased in size. Many places (that I pay cash in) price
things in multiples of 5p nowadays. Presumably it makes the cash
handling easier.
 
G

gordon

Mike Barnes said:
I already do. If I come home with any coin under 20p in my pocket, it
goes into storage because I can't be bothered lugging it around any
more.

My coin store is sorted into denominations (1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, foreign).
It's noticeable that in the last couple of years, the 1p and 2p piles
have hardly increased in size. Many places (that I pay cash in) price
things in multiples of 5p nowadays. Presumably it makes the cash
handling easier.
One measure of inflation would be: what value of coin do you bother
picking up from the ground? I definitely ignore 5p coins now (unless
inside where they're going to make a nasty noise in the vaccuum
cleaner).
 
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Gordon H

gordon said:
One measure of inflation would be: what value of coin do you bother
picking up from the ground? I definitely ignore 5p coins now (unless
inside where they're going to make a nasty noise in the vaccuum
cleaner).
I suppose I would pick any coin up, after first looking around to see if
there was a Reality TV camera in sight.
 
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Anthony R. Gold

I suppose I would pick any coin up, after first looking around to see if
there was a Reality TV camera in sight.
At least with this new 10p coin, dangling a magnet on a string might work
well enough and so no bending will be necessary.
 
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Mark

At least with this new 10p coin, dangling a magnet on a string might work
well enough and so no bending will be necessary.
There was a 50p coin stuck on a pole then I go past regularly. I
didn't take it and it stayed there for a couple of weeks.
 

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