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S.I. No. 100/1990 - Coinage (Weight and Composition of and Remedy For Certain Copper Coins) Regulations, 1990.

S.I. No. 100/1990:

COINAGE (WEIGHT AND COMPOSITION OF AND REMEDY FOR CERTAIN COPPER COINS) REGULATIONS, 1990.

COINAGE (WEIGHT AND COMPOSITION OF AND REMEDY FOR CERTAIN COPPER COINS) REGULATIONS, 1990.

I, ALBERT REYNOLDS, Minister for Finance, in exercise of the powers conferred on me by section 4A (inserted by section 3 of the Decimal Currency Act, 1990 (No. 2 of 1990)) of the Decimal Currency Act, 1969 (No. 23 of 1969), hereby make the following Regulations:

1. These Regulations may be cited as the Coinage (Weight and Composition of and Remedy for Certain Copper Coins) Regulations, 1990.

2. A coin of the denomination of one penny, and a coin of the denomination of two pence, provided under section 4A (inserted by the Decimal Currency Act, 1990 (No. 2 of 1990)) of the Decimal Currency Act, 1969 (No. 23 of 1969), shall be of the standard weight and standard composition specified in relation thereto in columns (2) and (3) of the Schedule to these Regulations and there shall be allowed in respect of those coins the remedy (or variation from the standard weight) stated in relation thereto in column (4) of that Schedule.

SCHEDULE

(1) (2) (3) (4)
Denomination of coin Standard weight (grams) Standard composition Remedy allowance in relation to weight (grams) applicable to the average weight of a coin in a sample of not more than one kilogram of the coin in question
Two pence 7.12800 steel covered in copper 0.1500
One penny 3.56400 steel covered in copper 0.0750

GIVEN under my Official Seal, this 20th day of April, 1990.

ALBERT REYNOLDS,

Minister for Finance.

EXPLANATORY NOTE

These Regulations provide for the issue of the 1p and 2p coins in a new metallic composition as specified. The weights, designs and dimensions of the coins will remain the same as at present.