The one Ghana Pesewa coin might be one of the currencies introduced by the Bank of Ghana (BoG) following the redenomination of the Cedi in 2007, but it seems to have lost its value as legal tender.
The outright rejection of the coin, though illegal, has become an accepted practice in society as authorities make no attempt to address the situation, perhaps because it is the lowest denomination among the currencies in circulation.
Hardly a day passes without one witnessing an argument over its acceptability either for purchasing an item or being issued as change.
There are instances where some people prefer to allow sellers to keep their change rather than accept the coins which they claim are not worth possessing.
To make matters worst, some even refuse to accept it as legal tender, a situation, which requires prompt action from the authorities to halt the illegal practice.
This, to a larger extent, has reduced its value to virtually nothing in the face of the BoG's campaign for the public to patronize the Ghana Pesewa Coins.
A public opinion sampled by the Ghana News Agency (GNA) revealed that a few people regard the Ghana One Pesewa Coin as legal tender.
Most people who spoke to the GNA advocated for the withdrawal of the coins from circulation, saying their use for the transaction of business only create problems among the public.
Margaret Asante, a shop owner who supported this assertion, said though she accepted the coin from her customers, it always becomes a problem whenever she issued them as change.
According to her, she had a box full of the coins due to the persistent refusal of her customers to accept them and called on Government to initiate steps to address the problem.