£5 coin

Discussion in 'The NAAFI Bar' started by Joe_Private, Jun 7, 2012.

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  1. If I get £5 notes in change, I tend to just shove them in my pocket, along with the loose change. Is the time right for the introduction into general circulation of a £5 coin? Is it also approaching the time to do away with 1p and 2p pieces, which are probably worth more in scrap value than they are as currency?
     
  2. No.
     
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  3. There already is one, and it's a big fucker.
     
  4. It's been around a long time, but people keep them because they look nice. Like a medal.
     
  5. No, why do you think there is no €5 coin!
     
  6. Too easy to forge
     
  7. I am quite happy about the £5 and see no reason to change just because you want a coin. I am also happy with the 1p and 2p, so I think your idea is pretty shit.
     
  8. Who mentioned Euros? The £5 coins that currently exist are commemorative coins with a nominal face value of £5, and are not in general circulation. The clue was in the words.
     
  9. Are you going to pay to have all my pockets reinforced?
     
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  10. TheIronDuke

    TheIronDuke LE Book Reviewer

    No. Too many coins can spoil the cut of ones trousers which is a crime against God and man.
     
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  11. Two £5 coins, five £2 coins, or ten £1 coins, which would be the least weightiest and bulkiest option?
     
  12. Eh? So a tin of beans goes up by 5p a time and penny bubblies see a 500% increase.
     
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  13. 1 x £10 note.
    2 x £5 notes would be nearly as portable.
     
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  14. I've got enough change in my pocket without bringing out another large coin. Bring back the £1 note.
     
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