Say a farewell to the Irish copper coin, as the National Payments Plan have been trialling with removing the currency from circulation.  A trial was run in Wexford last year, and the feedback from consumers and retailers was positive. The trial rounded it to the nearest five cent coin. 85% of consumers and 100% of retailers believe the coin should be removed.

The coins actually cost the state as their face value in metal is worth more then the coin inself.

The 1 cent coins are copper coated, made of steel, and for us consumers it means less fumbling around for these small coins.