I was going through Crewe railway station the other day…(one of my more glamorous regular hangouts!), and noticed several collectors for a well-known national charity with their cash collection buckets on the station hall.
Now ordinarily I would be happy to put my hand in my pocket, but on this occasion, I didn’t have any coins, nor did I have a note that was realistic for the collection – they don’t give change, and I had a train to catch, so the opportunity was gone.
How many times do similar circumstances occur, for example similar collections at the local supermarket? With the emergence of the cashless society, and contactless cards, how many people routinely carry coins?