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#1002799 - 26th Feb 2016 11:44pm The Coinage Act
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The Coinage Act
Under the Coinage Act people are allowed to refuse any payment above 20p in bronze coins as it does not strictly qualify as legal tender.

Read this users experience with a bus and its driver.

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#1002805 - 26th Feb 2016 11:55pm Re: The Coinage Act [Re: Mark]
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What a tosser - I paid over a fiver in bronze the other day, the shop was made up to get the change.
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#1002808 - 27th Feb 2016 12:32am Re: The Coinage Act [Re: Mark]
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Most small coins in circulation these days are electroplated steel without any hint of bronze (just try with a magnet).

They are perfectly legal, but they are not bronze.

Does that mean that the 20p limit doesn't apply to them or just another case of the law not catching up with technology?

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#1002809 - 27th Feb 2016 12:33am Re: The Coinage Act [Re: Mark]
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Coins are legal tender throughout the United Kingdom for the following amount:

100 - for any amount

50 - for any amount

20 - for any amount

5 (Crown) - for any amount

2 - for any amount

1 - for any amount

50p - for any amount not exceeding 10

25p (Crown) - for any amount not exceeding 10

20p - for any amount not exceeding 10

10p - for any amount not exceeding 5

5p - for any amount not exceeding 5

2p - for any amount not exceeding 20p

1p - for any amount not exceeding 20p
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#1002815 - 27th Feb 2016 6:45am Re: The Coinage Act [Re: diggingdeeper]
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What a tosser - I paid over a fiver in bronze the other day, the shop was made up to get the change.


A tosser indeed.I would also think he has a bit of a power problem,maybe he is bullied at home by his missus.

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#1002869 - 27th Feb 2016 6:04pm Re: The Coinage Act [Re: Mark]
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Tosser he may be but our paying in machines don't accept more than 20p in copper at a time, and the companies don't like us paying in copper,

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#1002935 - 28th Feb 2016 1:14am Re: The Coinage Act [Re: Mark]
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I'm sure most drivers would shout down the bus and see if any other passengers could change the coins.

In true media style the problem of the machine might have been explained to the passenger but they chose to leave that out.
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#1002943 - 28th Feb 2016 7:56am Re: The Coinage Act [Re: Mark]
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No matter what the rules and regulations are, surely human compassion and and common decency should have kicked in with the driver. Stopping the bus and calling the police is slightly OTT. if we all played by the letter of the rules and regulations the country would come to a stop, never mind the bus..

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#1002945 - 28th Feb 2016 8:45am Re: The Coinage Act [Re: Mark]
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#1002946 - 28th Feb 2016 8:49am Re: The Coinage Act [Re: Mark]
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Most drivers would yes or let them off including myself, but since when do us drivers get shown any common decency by both the public and road users,.it's always the bus driver and no one else, sit in our shoes for a week and then rethink

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#1002948 - 28th Feb 2016 8:57am Re: The Coinage Act [Re: Mark]
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Well if you dont, you should . I dont use buses very often , but to be fair, when I have , both here and in London, Ive noticed the majority of people seem to say a quick thanks as they get off which is nice.

(NB 'should' -- refers to you getting consideration, not to whether you should allow people on)


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#1002993 - 28th Feb 2016 1:21pm Re: The Coinage Act [Re: Mark]
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I have accepted the full 1.50 fare in copper before now, didn't even bother counting it. I'm sure there is more to this story than was reported as it seems a bit strange to me that it went as far as involving the police for the sake of 25p!

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#1003098 - 29th Feb 2016 2:01pm Re: The Coinage Act [Re: Mark]
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Shame The Express doesn't know the difference between "fair" and "fare".

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#1003103 - 29th Feb 2016 2:52pm Re: The Coinage Act [Re: Gibbo]
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Shame The Express doesn't know the difference between "fair" and "fare".
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#1003108 - 29th Feb 2016 4:00pm Re: The Coinage Act [Re: ludwigvan]
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Originally Posted By: Gibbo
Shame The Express doesn't know the difference between "fair" and "fare".
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After arriving at the scene a police officer kindly gave Pulley 5p from his own pocket that she needed to make up the fair.

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