LE­GAL TEN­DER

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - OPINION -

JILL McIn­tyre, of Vic­to­ria Park, wrote about the use by su­per­mar­kets ad­ver­tis­ing prod­ucts where the amounts may in­clude 93 or 99 cents and so on.

The ques­tion is asked as to why the su­per­mar­kets are al­lowed to ad­ver­tise like that if the one and two-cent coins are not le­gal ten­der.

Un­for­tu­nately, even though as Jill states the ones and twos are not in cir­cu­la­tion any more, ac­cord­ing to the Reserve Bank web­site they are still le­gal ten­der. There­fore, we are stuck with the sit­u­a­tion of not hav­ing any of those coins to use.

It is still le­gal for bills, ad­ver­tise­ments and so forth to ad­ver­tise the way they do.

As to the ques­tion of the five­cent coin and ad­ver­tis­ing, well I guess we will have to wait and see firstly if the five-cent coin is re­moved from cir­cu­la­tion and then, if it is left as le­gal ten­der, just not in cir­cu­la­tion or if it is ac­tu­ally de­clared not le­gal ten­der. MAR­GARET ANNE RYAN, Bal­la­jura.

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