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Poll: Should we abolish 1 cent and 2 cent coins?

A Wexford town is going to be the guinea pig for abolishing the smallest denomination Euro coins. Good idea? Bad idea?

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A TOWN IN Wexford is to scrap 1 cent and 2 cent coins for a trial period as part of a Central Bank experiment to see if they should be abolished throughout the country.

Ireland has minted more than one billion 1 cent and 2 cent coins over the past decade, but the tiny coins have been criticised for being fiddly and awkward. However scrapping them has raised concerns from consumers groups about prices being rounded up by retailers.

The Government will decide later in the year whether the Wexford trial has worked before making a decision.

So today we’re asking: Should we scrap 1 cent and 2 cent coins?

Poll Results:

Let us know what you think in the comments.

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