17 Feb '12, 1am

5-cent coin will remain in circulation for now as demand exists, says MAS

5-cent coin will remain in circulation for now as demand exists, says MAS

By Shuli Sudderuddin & Cherie Thio Some may regard it as a nuisance, but the five-cent coin is here to stay - for now. The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) on Thursday said it has considered the feasibility of removing the coin from circulation, but noted that there is still demand for it. In a reply to The Straits Times, it said demand for the coin had increased, from a monthly average of three million in 2006 to five million last year. Related Links How many coins can you use? Background story 'If you remove the five-cent coin, what about all those things that currently include five cents in the cost? Either they will have to be rounded up and we will pay more, or businesses will suffer if they charge less.' Mr Tan Wei Jie, a coin collector The demand refers to the average number of five-cent coins the MAS issues to banks every month to meet requests from their cust...

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