Other Coins & Banknotes

The most commonly collected decimal coins from change are the commemorative £2 coins, 50p and the UK themed £1 coins. These have separate pages with links on the home page. For the rest, there is this page, which covers decimal coins under 50p face value, decimal coins that are not seen in circulation and bank of England bank notes.

Bank Notes:

Bank of England bank notes currently in circulation

Current Decimal Coins over £2 face value:

Crowns with £5 Face value

Current Decimal Coins under 50p face value:

The Twenty Pence (20p)

The Ten Pence 1992 – date (10p)

The Five Pence 1990 – date (5p)

The Two Pence (2p)

The Penny (1p)

Decimal Coins not seen in circulation or demonetised:

Crowns with 25p face value (1972-1981)

Large Size Ten Pence (1968-1992)

Large Size Five Pence (1968-1990)

The Half Penny (1971-1984)

Comments

  1. Kerry Dixon
    25th June 2016

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    Hi is a £5 coin worth anything? ?

    • CYC-Admin
      26th June 2016

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      Most of them tend to be £5. A bit more in perfect condition, and of course it depends which one.

  2. Saul
    5th July 2016

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    Got a Balliwick of Guersey coin from 1997 (50p), a 1926 and 1941 half penny & a 1995 Manx 2p.

    I’ve got lots of other coins but I want to know if these are worth anything to collectors. Can’t seem to find references to them anywhere.

    • CYC-Admin
      6th July 2016

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      I think those are probably common inexpensive coins, but I’m not really up on Ch. Islands and IOM.

  3. Albert
    27th October 2016

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    I have a triple clipped mint error 2p does it hold any value

    • CYC-Admin
      27th October 2016

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      Yes, but probably not a huge amount. It’ll depend on the severity and condition.

  4. Noah
    26th February 2017

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    I have a really odd 20p that doesn’t say a word of English and has some Asian symbol on it. My grandad told me it was worth £40 but I don’t know if it’s just an Asian coin that found its way over here and looks like a 20p. Do you know anything about it?

    • CYC-Admin
      28th February 2017

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      No idea. There certainly are foreign coins that are 20p shape but without seeing it I don’t know what it is.

  5. Glenn kennedy
    20th April 2017

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    Hi i have a copper 20p from 2001 how much us it worth and is it collectable

    • CYC-Admin
      20th April 2017

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      It would need to be checked, initially weight and size and then probably metal composition to make sure it isn’t plated or stained. So it’s anyone’s guess.

  6. Paul Holding
    8th May 2017

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    I have a 1982 20P coin with GRADE A stamped across the neck and shoulders of the queens head side.
    Is it unusual?
    Never seen one before.

    • CYC-Admin
      9th May 2017

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      Sounds like someone has done that for whatever reason during the coin’s lifetime.

  7. luke mccoll
    13th May 2017

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    I’ve got a magna carta 2016 2 pound coin. I can only find the same coin but with a 2015 stamp online. Any ideas?

  8. Luke
    23rd May 2017

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    Hi there

    I’ve got a 2013 Milner’s Tower (Isle of Man) 50p. Was wondering what it is worth. It appears to be in good condition aside from light scratches. But nothing extensive.

  9. Julian Humphrey
    24th May 2017

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    1822 crown secundo whats it worth? thanks

    • CYC-Admin
      25th May 2017

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      This website is for decimal coins 1968 to now! But the answer is it depends on condition.

  10. Jane Garvie
    26th May 2017

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    Do old ten shilling notes now have any value? I tried to submit this question earlier and was told it was a duplicate, but I have not had any reply to any of my questions.

    • CYC-Admin
      26th May 2017

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      I don’t usually respond to valuation requests, as I’d be doing it all day long. This is a decimal coin site so a 10 shilling note is outside of the scope. (normally in used condition the 1960s ones are worth the 50p face value and not usually much more. In perfect condition, with a significant serial number or older ones can have more potential).

  11. Jamie Adams
    28th October 2017

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    Hi there I was just wondering if anyone knows anything about a coin it has Winston Churchill on it and the date is 1965

    • CYC-Admin
      30th October 2017

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      Sounds like the Churchill Crown. Tons and tons of them around. After the apocalypse there will probably only be cockroaches and Churchill crowns!

  12. Caroline
    1st November 2017

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    Have got a 10 pence coin with a 5 on the back of it

  13. Nick Maloney
    26th November 2017

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    Hi are £1 notes becoming collectable? Great site i just ordered the book.

    • CYC-Admin
      27th November 2017

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      Thanks. They’re mostly a bit slow to be honest. When currency disappears most forget about them and the current trend is very much to collect the things you can find in change.

  14. Stuart polly
    28th March 2018

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    I have a 10p with a H at the top and the House of Parliament sign below can anyone tell me about it

  15. Gail Richards
    2nd April 2018

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    I have a 1902 One Penny. Any advice on this coin?

  16. Mark Norris
    26th May 2018

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    Hi i have seen on ebay 1p new penny coins 1971-1981 are been sold for £700 is this a rare coin or a fake sale as i have a few 1971 and up to 1981 1p new penny coins.

    • CYC-Admin
      26th May 2018

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      £700 asking prices (chancers often ask silly prices) or actually selling for that amount? All of the 1p and 2p coins from 1971 to 1981 were ‘NEW’ and all are very common. Any that appear to have sold are likely to be dodgy ebay practices like getting mates to bid or money laundering – in normal used condition they are just worth face value.

      • Mark Norris
        26th May 2018

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        Hi thank’s for the reply, they are asking for that price on 1p new penny 1971 and says they have sold two, the seller is from England as of why i asked, some are selling for £49 but i did read on a few newspapers online that they are worth £50.

        • CYC-Admin
          27th May 2018

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          Newspapers just pick up on fake sales when they have nothing better to report, unless someone actually believed it and paid, but why would you? You just need to go down the shops and you’d probably get one of the millions of 1971 or other date normal NEW PENCE coins in your change.

  17. Sue
    17th June 2018

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    I have a well used 1992 10pence with a lion on reverse does it have any value

  18. Agnes
    6th July 2018

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    I have a 2018 lochness monster 10p is it of any value

    • CYC-Admin
      10th July 2018

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      They are new enough and not widespread enough to sell for more than 10p, but not for massive money.

  19. kevin hyland
    20th July 2018

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    Hi can you tell me if there are any fake 2005 £5 coins with Horatio Nelson or any without the inscription “England expects every man to do his duty” on the edge? And is there any value in them ?

  20. J.B. Duncan
    20th July 2018

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    I have a 2018 20 Pound Silver St George and the Dragon
    1st release #10 of 560 graded MS-70. I can’t find much of anything about the coin, or its value. Any help appreciated.

    • CYC-Admin
      20th July 2018

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      Sealed in their original packs they aren’t worth a huge amount. I’m not sure if a ‘1st release’ slab will make much difference – perhaps it will to some buyer somewhere but generally slabbed coins aren’t really all that big business on this side of the pond, especially for something common and something non-circulated, as they should theoretically all be in excellent condition.

  21. kevin hyland
    21st July 2018

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    Hi I have sent some photos of the 2005 nelson crown to the email address Info@checkyour change.co.uk if that is incorrect please can you send me the correct email address.

    Thanks

    • CYC-Admin
      21st July 2018

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      Got it. You know what, I’ll have to check to see if all versions had the “England expects every man to do his duty” on the edge. A lot of the later ones just have wording on the proof versions.

    • CYC-Admin
      21st July 2018

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      I’ve checked and just the proof versions have wording on the edge, so it’s normal.

  22. Shaun Reino
    21st July 2018

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    No question for you – just wanted to say, received your Collectors Coin book & love it – can’t recommend it enough. Decent price, good honest read & hours of fun valuing up my collection – thanks

    • CYC-Admin
      21st July 2018

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      Thanks Shaun, very kind of you. I see you bought it on coinpublications.com (had to get a link in there!)

  23. kevin hyland
    22nd July 2018

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    Thanks for all your help it’s all very interesting.

  24. Mark bartlett
    9th August 2018

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    Hi I have some £100 coins are they legal tender and can they be banked?

    • CYC-Admin
      9th August 2018

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      They can’t unfortunately. They were a very dubious Royal Mint issue with a bullion value a lot lower than the face value written on them. All very well as long as everyone bought them and tucked them away in a drawer, but some didn’t and as soon as the RM started getting them back from banks expecting recompense (whose customers had paid them in at face value). The RM, knowing that loose scratched coins could no longer be re-sold and as the silver value is far lower than what it cost them to buy back, they released a memo to banks telling them to no longer accept them and basically moved the goalposts of the term ‘legal tender’. So they are literally not worth what is written on them! Second hand they usually sell for less than the fictional face value. If you bought them direct from the RM and have an order number I believe you can return them and will be fully refunded, but do check first.

  25. Chris
    22nd October 2018

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    Hi i have aquired a tub full of old one pennys and half pennies all dating from 1890 – 1960s i was just wondering if there are any rare dates i should be aware of?

    • CYC-Admin
      23rd October 2018

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      For older coins like that it’s always condition that plays the most important role. There is the odd scarcer one but for most the value of those is quite low too, in normal used condition.

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