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Kerry driver pays fine...in one cent coins...


rockofcashel

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ruserious

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Not legal tender. Can be refused if more than 50 coins in one transaction.
 

Mackers

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In the North you can only legally give 21p. But I know the feelings behind paying some fines.
 

drummed

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Ya! Finally the revolution has kicked off...................:)

Bloodly time waster, fine him again.
 

Morgellons

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Not legal tender. Can be refused if more than 50 coins in one transaction.
That's interesting. Where are the rules for such things?

I collect all the brown coins in a jar for a rainy day. Let's say I go to get the bus, or buy a bottle of ale with lots of bronze coins, you're telling me they don't have to accept it?

New avatar? What was the old one again, oh yeah a battleship.
 

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That's interesting. Where are the rules for such things?

I collect all the brown coins in a jar for a rainy day. Let's say I go to get the bus, or buy a bottle of ale with lots of bronze coins, you're telling me they don't have to accept it?

New avatar? What was the old one again, oh yeah a battleship.
The following is an extract from the Economic and Monetary Union Act, 1998:
“10(1) No person, other than the Central Bank of Ireland and such persons as may be designated by the Minister by order, shall be obliged to accept more than 50 coins denominated in euro or in cent in any single transaction.”

Time for change. Why no avatar?
 

drummed

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The following is an extract from the Economic and Monetary Union Act, 1998:
“10(1) No person, other than the Central Bank of Ireland and such persons as may be designated by the Minister by order, shall be obliged to accept more than 50 coins denominated in euro or in cent in any single transaction.”

Time for change. Why no avatar?
That's my giving tips days over so:(
 

Morgellons

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The following is an extract from the Economic and Monetary Union Act, 1998:
“10(1) No person, other than the Central Bank of Ireland and such persons as may be designated by the Minister by order, shall be obliged to accept more than 50 coins denominated in euro or in cent in any single transaction.”

Time for change. Why no avatar?
Good information, but maybe the court clerk is one of those agents of the State obliged/permitted to take coinage.

No avatar-I don't know, maybe it's something I'll look in to.
 

Mackers

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My two daughters once saved up about £12 in coins for a charity that was advertised in my bank. We brought the money into the bank and were told they couldn't take the money, unless it was sorted into bags, and we paid £5 for the inconvenience of them having to take it off us. We left. Then we went to a charity shop to give them the money to be told they couldn't accept it loose. So we went to another charity shop that not only took it but thanked us for it. Story with a happy ending.
 

ruserious

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I think there is one staff member at the office where it was paid who NOW knows that rule!
I'd have made him wait till I counted it all and for his conveniance, I will miscount near the finish.
 

gijoe

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Not legal tender. Can be refused if more than 50 coins in one transaction.
There is no legal limit on the number of coins but there is a value limit in the Central Bank Acts of IIRC £20 OR £30.
 

Bea C

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Coin services - as with all bloody services - are appalling in aib now.
 

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Bea C

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So in this thread Kerry people are great? :confused:
 

The Pleb

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Ha Ha, he must have felt pretty strongly about the fine. How long did it take him to organise that? Good on ya - Did he record it for you tube? I'd love to see the clerks face. Only in Ireland
 
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