Originally “Check Your Change” was a series of little booklets introduced in 1965 by the late Richard John Marles. They were printed at his own Belgravia Press printing works in Torquay, England. In the mid to late 1960s there was a huge new interest in coins. At that time coins from 1816 onwards could be found in change and Britain was about to go decimal, so the old coins wouldn’t be around for much longer!
The most popular booklet was “Check Your Change No. 1” which covered the circulating money from 1902 right up to 1965. Other books were introduced over the years. Including coverage for Victorian coins, 18th century coins, Irish coins, the Channel Islands and Bermuda. Decimalisation came in 1971 and the books became a range of annual price guide for collectors, printed by the company that was at that time known as ‘Rotographic’ (from the printing methods of Roto-gravure and Lithographic).
The books themselves and the range of titles has evolved since then and there are currently 14 titles in print, most of which have been introduced under new ownership since 2004. The information on this website is based on the current Coin Publications book “Collectors Coins – Decimal Issues of the UK”. Its aim is to provide details of all UK decimal coins, with the emphasis on those found in circulation. With an easy to use format and cross browser (including smart phones etc) compatibility. As of February 2017 there is also an app for Android, here and for Apple devices, here which is perfect for checking your change on the go and provides details on current UK decimal coins as well as the ability to mark coins as already owned. checkyourchange.co.uk will never try to sell you coins or do anything to hype up their values.
We have no affiliation with the Royal Mint, any private mint or any other company posing as a mint. We don’t sell coins/medallions and are happy to assist and provide information and advice on previous and current decimal coins. With honest facts on value trends and their perceived rarity.
We always try to ensure that the information on this website is accurate.