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Survey: More than half of the Germans do not want 1 and 2 cent pieces more

The majority of Germans could well do without 1- and 2-cent coins.
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Copper money is unpopular with most German citizens

According to a recent survey, more than half of the Germans could do without the small change from copper. Other euro countries already show how it goes without 1- and 2-cent coins.

It bulges out of the wallet and is left mostly left: the change. No wonder that the vast majority of Germans would like to see the 1 and 2 cent pieces pulled out of circulation.

In a survey of the online portal almost 53 percent of respondents said that they would advocate the abolition of 1 and 2-cent coins from copper. Especially the younger respondents aged 18 to 29 years could well do without 1- and 2-cent pieces. Nearly 61 percent voted here to no longer want to use the small change in the future.

By comparison, about 28 percent of respondents said that they would like to keep the 1 and 2-cent coins.

On the part of the European Commission, one thinks for a long time about an abolition of the change from copper . Because the production of coins is more expensive. Copper is a costly raw material. In other euro countries, such as the Netherlands, one already forgets 1- and 2-cent coins. Here, crooked amounts at the supermarket cashier are rounded up or down to 5 cents. The operators of the supermarkets do not have to raise expensive cash at the bank. Customers benefit from shorter waiting times as purchases can be processed faster. In Finland, the same principle applies.

In Germany, one fears, however, that customers could be fooled by this method. Charitable organizations are also afraid of having to forego donations in the event of the abolition of one and two-cent pieces . Finally, coins of little value are thrown into the donor pot faster. And here really every contribution counts - no matter how small.

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