In a transaction no party shall be obliged to accept more than 50 coins of the same value in any single payment

In the European Union, by law you are allowed to pay up to 50 coins of the same value in the same payment.

In recent days, a man who went to pay a summons with 1c coins ended up at the Naxxar Police Station . While Police continue with their investigations into this case which went viral, there were several who took to social media to express their views about what happened.

Some, condemned the man who in their words had tried to ridicule employees of the Naxxar Local Council. Others, said that even if they were 1 c coins, the person still paid the amount due. However, a survey conducted by this site shows that by law there is a limit on how much a person can pay using the same denomination when making one and the same payment.

In comments to, a spokesperson for the Central Bank of Malta drew attention to the fact that in accordance with Article 11 of European Council Regulation 974/98 of 3 May 1998 on the introduction of the euro “no party shall be obliged to accept more than 50 coins in any single payment.”

See Also

Mar iħallas ċitazzjoni b’muniti tal-1ċ fil-kunsill u spiċċa l-Għassa tan-Naxxar