Poll: Should 1p and 2p coins be scrapped?

By Rhona Shennan
Tuesday, 30th April 2019, 4:33 pm
Updated Tuesday, 30th April 2019, 5:34 pm
Could 1p and 2p coins be scrapped? (Photo: Shutterstock)

With the fate of 1p and 2p coins up in the air, do they deserve to be scrapped?

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Chancellor Phillip Hammond appears to think so, having called the coins "obsolete" in his 2018 Spring Statement.

Many countries across the world have scrapped their penny equivalents. Canada, Brazil, Sweden and Australia are all places that have gotten rid of their lowest value coins.

But should the UK follow suit? Have your say in our poll.