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Post Man pays parking fine in 5 cent coins
A fed-up Adelaide man has attempted to pay a $60 parking fine entirely in 5 cent coins.

The unidentified man used a hidden camera to film as he first visited a bank to withdraw the coins – all 1200 of them – before visiting his local council to pay the fine.

“Can I pay cash?” he asks the worker behind the desk.

When she replied in the affirmative, the dumped hundreds of coins on the desk and pushes them towards her, before asking for a receipt.

After some back and forth, the woman informs the disgruntled ratepayer she can’t possibly process a transaction using that many coins – and the law is on her side.

The Reserve Bank of Australia confirms there are limits to how much one person can pay for with coins.

From the RBA website:

The RBA states "coins are legal tender for payment of amounts which are limited as follows:
not exceeding 20c if 1c and/or 2c coins are offered (these coins have been withdrawn from circulation, but are still legal tender);

not exceeding $5 if any combination of 5c, 10c, 20c and 50c coins are offered; and

not exceeding 10 times the face value of the coin if $1 or $2 coins are offered.


"For example, if someone wants to pay a merchant with five cent coins, they can only pay up to $5 worth of five cent coins and any more than that will not be considered legal tender.

The man, however, wasn’t taking no for an answer.

"You're part of a corporation I don't want to deal with," he said as he left the building. "I paid. I'm out. Bye. I gave you the money."
An Adelaide City Council spokesperson today said the man will still need to pay his fine, News Corp Australia reports.

:roflmao :slap 5 cent coins :mrgreen:

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