Britons get to keep copper coins
Britain will keep one penny and two pence coins in circulation, finance minister Philip Hammond announced on Friday, a year after saying they were obsolete and usually hoarded in jam jars or even binned.
Cash has become a political issue after British banks closed thousands of branches, hitting rural communities. The ministry estimates that 2.2 million people in Britain rely on cash because they don’t have a bank account or for other reasons.
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