Here is an Australian 5 cent coin:
The Australian 5 cent coin is pretty worthless. It is worth only a little more than a penny, and apparently it is starting to get close to being worth less than the metal it is made from. Australia stopped production of 1 and 2 cent coins almost twenty years ago for exactly that reason.
So here's the story. I regularly go to this convenience store near my work for snacks or drinks or the like, and recently they've decided to stop giving 5 cent coins in the change. It's not an official signposted policy of the convenience store, but it's happened a number of times, so I figure that it must be some sort of trend.
Have any other Australians experienced this?
Is this a wide spread phenomenon?
Is the 5 cent coin being phased out by the public?
Is this sort of thing happening elsewhere around the world? Do North Americans round things to the nickel? Do the British round things to 5 pence? Do Europeans round things to 5 euro cents?