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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

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 Round Pounds are going, everybody panic!

By on 6th January 2017

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.

10 Things you may not know about current UK coins

By on 12th October 2016

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

Fake Britannia £2 missing ‘TWO POUNDS’

By on 30th September 2016

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.

Now Including Bank Notes

By on 11th September 2016

Current Bank of England bank note information has now been added to the site. It can be accessed from the menu option on each page, or from here.    

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 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)