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The Check Your Change admin is Mr C H Perkins, publisher of numismatic publications in printed and eBook format. Author of "Collectors' Coins - Decimal Issues of the UK" and other books on British coins and related subjects.

The first confirmed fake new £1 coins

By on 23rd December 2018

This odd looking and quite distinctly flawed 2017 dated £1 coin appeared in circulation in about November 2018. About eight visually very similar coins are known. All came to light within weeks of each other and the two I examined

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. I am very interested in listing the

‘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

The New Alphabet 10p coins

By on 23rd March 2018

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

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

Error Coins, an Introduction

By on 16th December 2017

UK error coins are a fascinating and still fairly non mainstream side-line to regular coin collecting. Ignore the headline grabbing stories about error coins that are worth ‘a fortune’ that the tabloid/clickbait press push out. Most error coins are usually

Significant Updates Since the last Book

By on 5th July 2017

Bought the 2017 book this year and need a little update on the current scene? The ‘Check Your Change’ printed book was published in March 2017. Here it is on Amazon. Things can move pretty fast in the realm of

The seven new £1 coin varieties (& 2 errors)

By on 17th May 2017

Everything the advanced collector needs to know about new £1 coin types and known errors/mules. This page contains information on: The Seven Different £1 coin types (2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017) Two errors that have been seen often enough to