Originally “Check Your Change” was a series of little booklets introduced in 1965 by the late Richard John Marles that were printed at his own Belgravia Press printing works in Torquay England. In the mid to late 1960s there was a huge new interest in coins, as at that time coins from 1816 onwards could be found in change and Britain was about to go decimal, so the old coins wouldn’t be around for much longer!
The most popular booklet was “Check Your Change No. 1” which covered the circulating money from 1902 right up to 1965. Other books were introduced later, which included coverage for Victorian coins, 18th century coins, Irish coins, the Channel Islands and Bermuda. Decimalisation came in 1971 and the books morphed into a range of annual price guide books for collectors, printed by his company which was by then known as ‘Rotographic’ (from the printing methods of Roto-gravure and Lithographic).
The books themselves and the range of titles has evolved since then and there are currently 12 titles in print, most of which have been introduced under new ownership since 2004. This information on this website is based on the current Rotographic publication “Collectors Coins – Decimal Issues of the UK” and its aim is to provide details of all UK decimal coins, with the emphasis on those found in circulation, and in an easy to use format with cross browser (including smart phones etc) compatibility. checkyourchange.co.uk will never try to sell you coins or do anything to hype up their values.
We have no affiliation with the Royal Mint, any private mint or any other company posing as a mint. Instead of selling new coins/medallions we are happy to neutrally assist and provide information and advice on previous and current decimal coins, with honest facts on value trends and their perceived rarity.
Every care is taken to ensure the information on this website is accurate at the date it was written.