§ 30. Mr. Sydney Chapman
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the cost of minting, including metal content, 50 2p pieces; and what is the estimated cost of minting, including metal content, 40 old sixpenny pieces.
§ Mr. Higgins
At current metal prices, the approximate costs are 33p for the 2p coins and 16p for the 2½p coins.47W
§ Mr. Lamond
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will give consideration to methods of improving the image of the existing small ½p coin by replacing it with a new coin, similar to the former 3d. nickel coin.