The Original Check Your Change


Decimal coin book on Amazon
2018 printed book on Amazon

The decimal coin app for iOSThe decimal coin app for Android

The Check Your Change App

UK decimal coins bookWelcome to the original ‘Check Your Change’. Your comprehensive guide to UK decimal coins (including all decimal coins right back to 1968) and Bank of England bank notes.

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 53 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 1000 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. Forty-seven 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 coins and current Bank of England bank notes as well as information on special proof issues and other coins that were sold in packs and sets.

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 info@rotographic.com.

The New 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 new alphabet 10p coins. A little more information can be found here: 10p Coins in Circulation

Posted in: New UK Coins

Retrospective Mintage changes

By on 28th August 2018

Noted recently are a number of published Royal Mint amendments to old mintage figures. Perhaps they went through their figures and noticed that some were not quite correct. The changes themselves are not massive and seem to have affected coins

Project to list known Error coins

By on 9th August 2018

It’s about time there was an attempt to list known UK decimal error coins. I need your help to point out coins that I may have missed or simply don’t know about yet. Due to their random nature and never

‘Premature Release’ Paddington Bear 50p nonsense

By on 13th June 2018

The forthcoming Paddington Bear 50p has been in the news lately after seemingly appearing in circulation before it’s official release date. This seems to have excited some eBay users and tabloids. Jim H was also perplexed and wrote to me

2017 Single Metal Error £1, the Facts

By on 31st January 2018

The monometallic error £1 coins and my BU set theory Noted in the press recently (the Times first reported it on 30/1/18) there has been some exposure for the discovery and forthcoming auction of a 2017 £1 coin made of

The 2014 Trial Piece £1 coins

By on 16th January 2018

The 2014 trial £1 has now been confirmed as an authentic Royal Mint product. These coins were lent to members of the European Vending Association for testing of the basic shape. Approximately 20,000 were made and it isn’t yet known how