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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.

Significant Updates Since the last Book

By on 5th July 2017

Bought the book this year and need a little update on the current scene? The ‘Check Your Change’ printed book was published in March 2017. Here it is on Amazon. Things can move pretty fast in the realm of decimal

The six new £1 coin varieties (& 2 errors)

By on 17th May 2017

Revised 5/7/2017.   Everything the advanced collector needs to know about the new £1 coin, it’s varieties and known errors/mules. This page contains information on: The Six Different £1 coin types (2015, 2016 and 2017) Two errors that have been

Final 2016 Mintage Figures

By on 12th May 2017

The Royal Mint released the final 2016 mintage figures today. They are: £2 WWI Army: 9,550,000 £2 Fire of London: 5,135,000 £2 Shakespeare Comedies (Jester hat): 4,355,000 £2 Shakespeare Histories (Crown and Dagger): 4,615,000 £2 Shakespeare Tragedies (Skull and Rose):

Queues again for Peter Rabbit

By on 3rd April 2017

To mark the 150th anniversary of the death of Beatrix Potter (in 2016) the Royal Mint issued 5 Potter themed coins. They had absolutely no idea how popular the Peter Rabbit silver proof coin (complete with tacky colour transfer, which

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 2016)! He was also recently in Devon and isn’t sure when or where he received it. Some vending machine company’s do

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