A man walks into a bar (no joke this time). He asks for a pint of beer. The barman pours it and asks him to pay the £3.58 bill. The customer takes a huge pile of bronze from a plastic bag and tries to settle up paying only in 1p and 2p coins. The barman says he does not have to accept the coppers, citing the Coinage Act 1971, which allows workers to refuse any payment above 20p in bronze coins, such as 1p and 2p coins, as it does not strictly qualify as ‘legal tender’. Is the barman correct?