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Usage of 1 & 2 Cent coins in your country

Posted: Sat 30 Jun 2018, 15:17
by Muppetshow
Hi folks
I'm really interested in how cash payment works in countries wich have recently banned 1 & 2 Cent coins from circulation or at least don't produce new small Cent coins.
So if you are from Belgium, Estonia, Finland, Ireland, Italy or the Netherlands - please tell me if these coins are still used

Re: Usage of 1 & 2 Cent coins in your country

Posted: Sun 13 Jan 2019, 15:21
by sentieroit
In Italy they are used

Re: Usage of 1 & 2 Cent coins in your country

Posted: Sun 13 Jan 2019, 15:59
by luit
In Netherlands they are not used, prices are still in cents, only the final amount is rounded when you pay.
So on average it will not cost you anything extra, as long as we still have 5 cent coins.
In fact you can have some profit, when you see the final amount should be rounded upwards you can pay electronical.....

Re: Usage of 1 & 2 Cent coins in your country

Posted: Mon 14 Jan 2019, 09:57
by thierry
BE 1 and 2 cent are still accepted but it will chance the price will be rounded up to 5 or 10 so the 1 and 2 cent will disappear

Re: Usage of 1 & 2 Cent coins in your country

Posted: Tue 02 Apr 2019, 23:10
by Muppetshow
Thanks for your replies!

Re: Usage of 1 & 2 Cent coins in your country

Posted: Tue 04 Jun 2019, 12:11
by joseeuro
Trash in portugal. To fill pots forever, they receive but no one pays with them, turns out to be wasteful, and the state always making millions of coins.

Re: Usage of 1 & 2 Cent coins in your country

Posted: Tue 04 Jun 2019, 13:38
by Muppetshow
joseeuro wrote:Trash in portugal. To fill pots forever, they receive but no one pays with them, turns out to be wasteful, and the state always making millions of coins.

I have heared that the major part of 1 and 2 Cent coins in Portuguese circulation dedicates from Ireland.
Is that true and if so do you know if they came there by tourists or were imported by the state or some bigger banks in your country?

Re: Usage of 1 & 2 Cent coins in your country

Posted: Fri 07 Jun 2019, 18:20
by zvenket
In Slovenia 1c and 2c coins are normally used.

Re: Usage of 1 & 2 Cent coins in your country

Posted: Wed 29 Jan 2020, 00:55
by Offline
In Ireland, they are already phased out, like how luit describes above in the Netherlands.

Right from 2002, 1&2c coins felt useless, people were just leaving them at home in jars. Then in 2008, Ireland contracted Finland (who were phasing out these coins) to deliver 100million 1c & 80million 2c coins.... Before eventually phasing them out recently.
Source:
https://www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/ire ... 78083.html

Re: Usage of 1 & 2 Cent coins in your country

Posted: Wed 29 Jan 2020, 22:13
by sentieroit
Muppetshow wrote:
joseeuro wrote:Trash in portugal. To fill pots forever, they receive but no one pays with them, turns out to be wasteful, and the state always making millions of coins.

I have heared that the major part of 1 and 2 Cent coins in Portuguese circulation dedicates from Ireland.
Is that true and if so do you know if they came there by tourists or were imported by the state or some bigger banks in your country?

Yes is true because when i visited portugal i have see in circulation 1 and 2 euro cent from Ireland.
In Italy last issued of 1 and 2 euro cent is year 2017 also if these coins are in circulation with a recent law, rounding up or down can be done