Royal Mint won't produce any more 2p or £2 coins for 10 years as cash use declines The Royal Mint says there are enough to last for the next decade and with cash use declining, it has no plans to make any more.

The Royal Mint says there are enough to last for the next decade and with cash use declining, it has no plans to make any more.

No new £2 or 2p coins will be produced for the next 10 years, the National Audit Office has revealed.

The Royal Mint claims there are enough of the coins to last for the next decade and with cash use declining, it has no plans to make any more.

Ten years ago, cash was used for six in every 10 transactions, but by 2019, that statistic was smaller than three in 10.

Coronavirus may have accelerated that decline further, with National Audit Office figures revealing the demand...
source: The Sky News

2020-09-18 12:23
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