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.

Peter Rabbit causes a long queue

By on 1st March 2016

Yesterday (29th February 2016) the Royal Mint Ltd launched the Beatrix Potter Peter Rabbit 50p coin. It proved so popular that the website was barely accessible and buyers were put into a queue before accessing even the home page. Some

New Facebook Group

By on 5th April 2015

See: For decimal discussion etc, the group on Facebook. Growing quite nicely, with lots of true coin enthusiasts. No hype, no badly researched media stories, just the facts!

New 2015 Heraldic £1 coin

By on 2nd April 2015

Yesterday the Royal Mint announced a new £1 coin design with a heraldic theme representing the United Kingdom. More details and pictures to follow.

New portrait of the Queen

By on 2nd March 2015

The Royal Mint have just announced and shown the awaited new portrait of the Queen. It’s the 5th bust of the Queen (the 4th to appear on decimal coinage). The engraver Mr Jody Clark (born 1981 in the Lake District)

New 2015 £2 reverse

By on 1st March 2015

The Royal Mint have just announced a new standard £2 coin reverse, to replace the familiar technology reverse, used 1997-2015. The new coin features Britannia by Anthony Dufort, the first time for a circulation coin since the last of the old design 50p