The Original Check Your Change


Decimal coin book on AmazonLatest printed book on AmazonThe decimal coin app for iOSThe decimal coin app for AndroidThe Check Your Change App (updated 19th January 2024)

Welcome to the original ‘Check Your Change’. Your comprehensive guide to UK decimal coins (including all decimal coins right back to 1968).

100s of pages of information, conveniently and logically organised and smart phone friendly!

People have been checking their change with the help of ‘Check Your Change’ for 58 years! The Original Check Your Change is now online and more interactive than ever before.

In the early days it was the Pounds, Shillings and Pence that people were checking. These had served as the coinage of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland for over 1,000 years. The UK switched to a fully decimal system (i.e. 100 pennies to the pound instead of the previous 240 pennies or 20 shillings to the pound) in 1971. Fifty-two years and a good two or three generations later and anyone under 50 is unlikely to be familiar with anything other than decimal coinage.

Use this website to quickly see what decimal coins were made. The history and information behind the events. Mintage numbers with a collectability scale. Significant new issues (with the emphasis on standard coinage rather than precious metal issues) and other related decimal coins developments will be added here.

 

The Book and App

Further in-depth information can be found in the UK’s best selling coin book (which is also available in Kindle format) “Collectors’ Coins – Decimal Issues of the United Kingdom“. The book contains all the information on this website, plus a lot more. Price data for all circulationUK decimal coins app UK coins as well as information on special proof issues and other coins that were sold in packs and sets. The 2021 edition of the book is available from the end of October 2021.

Also available is the Check Your Change app for Android and Apple devices, which allows users to manage their collection of UK decimal coins. It can also be upgraded to provide current values. More details here.

Problems with the site or any gremlins, please report to books@coinpublications.com.

The Alphabet 10p coins

By on 23rd March 2018

Angel of the North Bond (James) Cricket Double Decker (bus) English Breakfast
Fish & Chips Greenwich Mean Time Houses of Paliament Ice Cream Jubilee
King Arthur Loch Ness (monster) Macintosh NHS Oak (tree)
Post Box Queuing Robin (bird) Stonehenge Tea
Union Flag Villages World Wide Web X – marks the spot Yeoman warder
Zebra Crossing Obverse (common to all)

The alphabet 10p coins, struck in 2018 and 2019. A little more information can be found here: 10p Coins in Circulation

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26/6/2023 Updates made to the website

By on 26th June 2023

The One Penny to £2 coins sections now cover all coins issued up to the end of 2022. The current book covers the same period but also features proof coins, precious metals and a lot more information within its 204

The New Decimal Coin Book!

By on 23rd December 2022

  The new Collectors’ Coins – Decimal Issues of the UK (AKA Check Your Change) will be published on the 15th February 2023. It will be available from the usual places, e.g. on Amazon and directly from the publisher’s website:

New 2021 Collectors’ Coins Decimal book

By on 12th November 2021

The new 2021 Collectors’ Coins – Decimal Issues of the UK (AKA Check Your Change) is now available to purchase. It can be found in the usual places, e.g. on Amazon: New book on Amazon (UK) Or from the publisher

28/2/2021 Updates made to the website.

By on 28th February 2021

Over the last few days all of the Half pence to £2 coins have been brought right up to date. Changes have been made to the mintage figures of some older coins due to new data being available and £5

7/3/2020 Updates made to the website

By on 7th March 2020

Over the last few days the 50p, £2 and £20 note sections of the website have been updated with the current coins (and new £20). Many images have also been improved. These changes (and more) will soon be reflected in

21/10/19 Updates on the website and App

By on 21st October 2019

I’ve just added the recently released 2018 coin mintage figures and have also added the most recent 2019 commemorative coins. Everything should be bang up to date now! Also, the new information and of course the very latest price information