You may not pay for a fifty-cent item with only pennies.

  • james

    what about something thats 49 or 51 cents?!?

  • Rielly

    The law states that no more than 50 pennies can be used in one purchase, unless they are rolled

  • Rick

    Actually, the law says:

    (2) A payment in coins referred to in subsection (1) is a legal tender for no more than the following amounts for the following denominations of coins:
    (a) forty dollars if the denomination is two dollars or greater but does not exceed ten dollars;
    (b) twenty-five dollars if the denomination is one dollar;
    (c) ten dollars if the denomination is ten cents or greater but less than one dollar;
    (d) five dollars if the denomination is five cents; and
    (e) twenty-five cents if the denomination is one cent.

    (Currency Act)

    Note that THIS DOES NOT MEAN YOU CAN’T MAKE PAYMENTS EXCEEDING THE GIVEN VALUE! It just means that the person you are paying doesn’t have to accept it.

  • Rick

    Why does it not shock me that this myth remains on the site?

  • Ariane

    This is because some people are dumb enough to pay an item in pennies…

  • Chakat Firepaw

    Seriously, this law is _still_ on the site? Not only has it never been true, it’s entirely a moot point because the penny has been withdrawn from circulation.

  • Rajesh The tech support scamme

    crap.