HC Deb 21 April 1970 vol 800 c226
15. Mr. Tilney

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many representations he has had to date concerning the size of the 50p piece.

Mr. William Rodgers


Mr. Tilney

Since many people must have given this new coin away thinking that it was a 10p piece, will the Treasury ensure in future that any new coin is tried out among members of the public for some critical period?

Mr. Rodgers

I think that people are getting used to the coin, after a period when it was new and unfamiliar. It is relevant to note that in the last two months we have only had three representations about it.