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.
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
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
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
The Royal Mint released the final 2016 mintage figures today. They are: £2 WWI Army: 9,550,000 £2 Fire of London: 5,135,000 £2 Shakespeare Comedies (Jester hat): 4,355,000 £2 Shakespeare Histories (Crown and Dagger): 4,615,000 £2 Shakespeare Tragedies (Skull and Rose):
To mark the 150th anniversary of the death of Beatrix Potter (in 2016) the Royal Mint issued 5 Potter themed coins. They had absolutely no idea how popular the Peter Rabbit silver proof coin (complete with tacky colour transfer, which
The old round pound is due to be replaced in March, but what that will mean for the existing round pound coins? The answer is ‘absolutely nothing’, and here are some further musings: It’s started already, as I suppose is inevitable these days.
A man from the Midlands found this 2016 dated new 12-sided £1 coin in his change today (7th November 2016)! He was also recently in Devon and isn’t sure when or where he received it. Some vending machine company’s do
As of October 2016 (a year late) the 2015 Royal Navy coin is appearing in circulation. As suspected, it bears the 5th portrait of the Queen, making it distinctly different to the Royal Navy coins that were included in the
Here are some details of not very widely known varieties concerning current UK coinage (more info can be found on the site): 1. There are varieties of 1p coin that concern the type of rivets on the Portcullis shown on
Coming to light in recent weeks are these fake Britannia £2 coins which probably originate in China and have so far been found only in South Wales. They have an odd shiny, almost proof-like appearance and have no date on them.