1st February - the day destined for my demise.
Thirteen years service to my country, now it's the end.
I've never been popular, too small everyone complained.
They will be sorry, the price of everything will go up when they get rid of me.
The halfpenny coin ceased to be legal tender on this day 1984.
The last line is so true, all prices were rounded up not down!
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