Small coins are still legal tender
IN the June 21 edition, Jill McIntyre of Victoria Park wrote about 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 twocent 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 stupid 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 and, of course, rounding up or down still exists.
As to the question of the five-cent 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 being legal tender, just not in circulation or if it is actually declared not legal tender. Margaret Anne Ryan, Ballajura.