Should 1p and 2p pieces be ditched?

Should 1p and 2p pieces be ditched?

A year ago, the Chancellor called 1p and 2p coins obsolete. This week, he'll announce his decision on whether to scrap them (it's expected he won't).

The likes of Australia, Canada and Sweden have already ditched their copper equivalents, so should the UK follow suit?

Please select one option CLOSEST to your view.

Results

I'm aged under 25 (515 votes)
Ditch them – I never bother with coppers now anyway 229 votes (44%)
Ditch them – sad to see them go, but it's about time 93 votes (18%)
Keep them – it's just a recipe for prices to go up 118 votes (23%)
Keep them – they're part of our heritage 53 votes (10%)
I don't care either way 22 votes (4%)
I'm aged 25-34 (1964 votes)
Ditch them – I never bother with coppers now anyway 857 votes (44%)
Ditch them – sad to see them go, but it's about time 478 votes (24%)
Keep them – it's just a recipe for prices to go up 403 votes (21%)
Keep them – they're part of our heritage 155 votes (8%)
I don't care either way 71 votes (4%)
I'm aged 35-49 (3656 votes)
Ditch them – I never bother with coppers now anyway 1110 votes (30%)
Ditch them – sad to see them go, but it's about time 976 votes (27%)
Keep them – it's just a recipe for prices to go up 1054 votes (29%)
Keep them – they're part of our heritage 370 votes (10%)
I don't care either way 146 votes (4%)
I'm aged 50-64 (3476 votes)
Ditch them – I never bother with coppers now anyway 882 votes (25%)
Ditch them – sad to see them go, but it's about time 762 votes (22%)
Keep them – it's just a recipe for prices to go up 1403 votes (40%)
Keep them – they're part of our heritage 286 votes (8%)
I don't care either way 143 votes (4%)
I'm aged 65+ (2154 votes)
Ditch them – I never bother with coppers now anyway 441 votes (20%)
Ditch them – sad to see them go, but it's about time 388 votes (18%)
Keep them – it's just a recipe for prices to go up 1111 votes (52%)
Keep them – they're part of our heritage 129 votes (6%)
I don't care either way 85 votes (4%)

                   11,765 votes received.

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