The Book

“What an interesting book with a lot of information. The best book that i have seen for a long time. Very nicely laid out and easy to read and understand. Would strongly recommend this book for all coin collectors.” – T Booth, 7/3/17.

“Collectors Coins – Decimal Issues of the United Kingdom” is the printed and eBook publication upon which this website is based. It’s packed full of not just mintage numbers and comprehensive listings of UK decimal coins, but also their current real values and lots of other information. It also includes proofs, non circulating precious metal coin issues and as a bonus, coverage of the current circulating Bank of England banknotes.

It can trace it’s history back to 1965 and has been printed in one guise or another almost annually since then. The 2008 version of this book was the first ever book dedicated solely to UK decimal coinage. It is the only book that completely covers all current (English) money.

The previous edition was available from mid March to late December 2016 and sold out! The new one covers 1968 to early February 2017 and was published on the 15th March 2017.


For all other Rotographic books on British coins, Irish coins, Roman coins, Military money and medals – see www.rotographic.com or search online.

Note that since the book was published there have been a few price movements and new developments, for further details see this post.

Comments

  1. CYC-Admin
    4th February 2016

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    Mid March Andrew. It’ll be available from the usual outlets, including Amazon and ebay etc.

  2. John Thomson
    15th August 2016

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    i have 5p coun with thistle on back dated 1978 is it worth anything

  3. Kerry hill
    24th August 2016

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    How much is the Olympic blue peter 50pence coin worth its 2011

  4. Mia Groom
    17th October 2016

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    I love this website because I love rare coins.

  5. Mia Groom
    17th October 2016

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    You are my favourite website because I love rare coins and you are amazing!

  6. sharon vint
    21st October 2016

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    Hi found a bag off old coins in my nanas house, really old ones, just sorting them out,
    Searching online is how I found your brilliant site,
    Ill be in touch x

  7. Rachel
    21st November 2016

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    Where can I find what my coins are worth? I’ve got new £5 serial A1042 50p Beatrix Potter 50p bike Olympic and some old coins including the old 50p.ive just started collecting coins and not sure whether to keep these or spend them if they can no value

    • CYC-Admin
      26th November 2016

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      Get the book! More will be in stock within a couple of weeks. A new edition will be available in the early part of 2017.

  8. Liam Botcher
    23rd November 2016

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    hi i have a One-Penny dated 1919(George V)i been informed there was only 2 in circulation do you no if that true please.as i have excatly 1 thats simular 2 the 1 printed in 2013 coin news.

    • CYC-Admin
      26th November 2016

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      This is a site for decimal coins (post 1968) but I do happen to know that very large numbers of 1919 pennies were made and in normal used condition they are worth very little.

  9. John
    30th November 2016

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    Will you have any more in print before Xmas 2016?

    • CYC-Admin
      1st December 2016

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      Yes. A new run is just about to hit the warehouse and should be on Amazon/eBay and the usual places within a few days.

  10. Kate
    7th December 2016

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    Hi, does your book give the value of the coins too? Thanks

    • CYC-Admin
      8th December 2016

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      Yes! Also values for proof coins, gold, silver, banknotes and an awful lot more of my ramblings than on the website!

  11. Marc
    31st January 2017

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    I’ve got the coin collecting bug, for me it’s not about how much they may be worth.! More like it’s a good way for me to save & not get tempted to spend them..
    Now my collection is worth hundreds (face value) but my question is – what’s the deal with the so called stylised number 5 on the Guy Fawkes 2 pound coin.? It looks like a mistake with a backwards 7, is this a minting error OR has the Royal mint gone bonkers.? lol

    • CYC-Admin
      31st January 2017

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      All that I’ve seen have been like that, ‘5’ rather like a ‘7’ so it must have been intentional and is therefore completely normal. It does sometimes cause confusion though, you’re right.

  12. Walter
    8th February 2017

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    Hi I’ve been given what looks to be a copper 10p in my change I was just wondering if it’s got a 1992 date on it and it’s not magnetic! Any ideas if it’s rare or not???

    • CYC-Admin
      8th February 2017

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      I need to see it, at least pictures but better still in the flesh.

  13. Walter
    9th February 2017

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    I’m away with work till Friday and I’ll take some pics! is it possible to post them on here?

  14. wendy smith
    11th May 2017

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    how much is your book

  15. Simon
    20th May 2017

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    Are £2 coins with writing around edge seemingly upside down and with majority of silver dots around queens head missing, worth anything at all (other than face value anyway)?

    • CYC-Admin
      20th May 2017

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      No, because the writing around the edge can be up either way (it’s 50/50) and the dots around the Queen are very often lost in the gap or partially on the brass part.

  16. David Spencer
    2nd July 2017

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    I love the book! Its helped me with a lot of coin identification and because of that, it has made me a bit of cash.

  17. Marcus Oliver
    11th August 2017

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    There is a little overview in the book about the £1 coin which was sent out to businesses on trial in 2015. I understand that there has recently been a 2016 version of that coin – so with the ‘Royal Mint Trial’ and the logo, but with 2016 on the back – a ‘new mule’! Is this true, and if so, do you know what the estimated value would be? I have a 2015 version and I would love to add to the collection with one of the 2016 ones too!
    Thank you, Marcus

    • CYC-Admin
      20th August 2017

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      Yes, it is true, I’ve seen one (with normal 2016 obverse and the trial reverse)! So far only about 9 have been seen (by me). It seems to be a pretty rare mule, so when the next book comes out it will be hard to put a value to it.

  18. Vince Dudley
    11th August 2017

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    how can I clean dirty coins without damaging the coin itself?

    • CYC-Admin
      20th August 2017

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      As a general rule it’s best not to, and for used decimal coins there is usually no need to and no benefit. For certain coin types proper conservation can be beneficial but it really depends on what types of coins and also what type of dirt/contamination.

  19. Martin
    24th August 2017

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    I have a 2007 1new pence coin that is silver colour is this rare ?

    • CYC-Admin
      26th August 2017

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      If it’s magnetic it’s probably the steel core of a 1p that has had it’s copper stripped or was made on a faulty blank. Genuine error version are scarcer, but not really worth huge amounts. More interesting still would be if it was struck on a blank for another coin, if one of those the weight will be wrong and it may not be magnetic.

  20. Liam Botcher
    4th September 2017

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    Hi I Have a few Victoria(bun-head) pennies some have the H-mint-mark.please could you tell me if that are (Collectable&worth Anything. Thanks.

  21. Rob Kirman
    6th September 2017

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    Page 6 Info mentions the old sixpence was still circulating (after decimalisation), so was the Half Crown as 12half new pence.

    • CYC-Admin
      6th September 2017

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      The half crown only continued for a very short period as far as I know.

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