Brunei one cent coin
Love them. Loathe them. Leave them. Use them. Keep them… The one cent coins.
The Brunei Currency and Monetory Board just released the new Brunei once cent coins and will be in circulation along with the current ones. The new one is said to be made from a composition of copper and zinc metals, to save production cost and is yellowish in color, while the present one-cent coin, the board said, is made up of only copper metal and is brownish in color.
One-cent coins have been in circulation since 22 August 1967, along with the 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents coin. Eversince shops around the country put a price tag that ends with mostly 9, customers can expect to be given the brownish metals, soon to-be the yellowish ones.
My uncle shared with me on his real-life story about the one cent coin. While waiting for his queue to pay at a counter, he noticed that some of the items in this ‘popular’ department store ended with a 9. He noted that the toothbrush he picked cost $3.99.
When it was his turn, he paid four dollars and waited for his one cent balance. And waited. And waited until the cashier said, ‘Next please’. My uncle said, ‘Hey, I am waiting for my one cent.’ The cashier was taken aback but gave him his one cent. He turned to the next customer and said, ‘This is a big supermarket, surely they have one coin. Every coin counts.’
Well there’s a truth in this isnt it. When we are at the cashier and we are short of even a cent, the cashier will wait for us until we have the exact amount. Can be embarrasing at times. So thats fair and square.