Controversy: New Coins Rs 1 and Rs 5 too Thick!

9 years ago - June 06, 2013
Controversy over a new coins of one rupee and five rupees. Slightly thicker than the traditional coins, or 0.5 millimeter more, they are not included in the devices when using a cart or in coffee vending machines. According to the Bank of Mauritius, it is not a malfunction.

These new coins were put into circulation by the Bank of Mauritius for a few months. As a result, there is confusion among traders and members of the public. They are struggling to put these parts in the devices when using a trolley [cart], in telephone booths and even in coffee machines.

Ignoring changes in the thickness of these parts, Kevin, a resident of Vacoas, had the bad surprise in a mall Tuesday, June 4 as he was about to insert a coin of 5 rupees for the use of a cart. "The new rooms are not included in the machines," he says.

Patrick, an official of the mall Super U, confirmed that several cases have been reported since Monday. He says that the necessary changes have been made in the devices so that these parts can be inserted.

"We have problems since we started using these new parts, which are thicker. Customers have difficulty inserting them into devices. These pieces remain stuck in the coin. We brought the largest coin, "he said on Radio Plus Wednesday, June 5.

For its part, the Bank of Mauritius said he informed the public of the change since the end of 2012. "All the specifications have been published for a long time before the release of these documents. This is exactly what we do with banknotes. We all elements available to the public, "said Rundheersing Bheenick on Radio Plus.

Traders are advised. They must adjust their machine while taking into consideration the new specifications one rupee coins and 5 rupees in circulation.

 

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