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The Check Your Change admin is Mr C H Perkins, publisher of numismatic publications in printed and eBook format. Author of "Collectors' Coins - Decimal Issues of the UK" and other books on British coins and related subjects.

The Round Pounds are going, everybody panic!

By on 6th January 2017

The old round pound is due to be replaced in March, but what that will mean for the existing round pound coins? The answer is ‘absolutely nothing’, and here are some further musings: It’s started already, as I suppose is inevitable these days.

Impossible New £1 Found in Change.

By on 27th November 2016

A man from the Midlands found this 2016 dated new 12-sided £1 coin in his change today (7th November)! He was also recently in Devon and isn’t sure when or where he received it. Some vending machine company’s do have

New 2015 Royal Navy Coin

By on 25th October 2016

As of October 2016 (a year late) the 2015 Royal Navy coin is appearing in circulation. As suspected, it bears the 5th portrait of the Queen, making it distinctly different to the Royal Navy coins that were included in the

10 Things you may not know about current UK coins

By on 12th October 2016

Here are some details of not very widely known varieties concerning current UK coinage (more info can be found on the site): 1. There are varieties of 1p coin that concern the type of rivets on the Portcullis shown on

Fake Britannia £2 missing ‘TWO POUNDS’

By on 30th September 2016

Coming to light in recent weeks are these fake Britannia £2 coins which probably originate in China and have so far been found only in South Wales. They have an odd shiny, almost proof-like appearance and have no date on them.

2015 Britannia £2 incorrect alignment

By on 22nd September 2016

  Originally thought to be a one-off, but now more have come to light since this post was originally written in September 2016. This is a newly discovered 2015 Britannia £2 coin error that concerns die alignment. Normally all modern British

Now Including Bank Notes

By on 11th September 2016

Current Bank of England bank note information has now been added to the site. It can be accessed from the menu option on each page, or from here.    

2015 Mintage figures

By on 22nd June 2016

The Royal Mint have just released most of the mintage figures for 2015 coins. They have been added to the appropriate pages. Here is a summary: 1p with 4th portrait – 154,600,000 1p with 5th portrait – 418,201,016 2p with

Peter Rabbit causes a long queue

By on 1st March 2016

Yesterday (29th February 2016) the Royal Mint Ltd launched the Beatrix Potter Peter Rabbit 50p coin. It proved so popular that the website was barely accessible and buyers were put into a queue before accessing even the home page. Some

New Facebook Group

By on 5th April 2015

See: https://www.facebook.com/groups/425496827611624/ For decimal discussion etc, the group on Facebook. Growing quite nicely, with lots of true coin enthusiasts. No hype, no badly researched media stories, just the facts!