The App

The 13th July 2020 app update has been rolled out for both Android and iOS. As ever, it includes a lot of changes – for subscribers. Info log of changes, here.

Issue with iOS (Apple) users -RESOLVED: We are aware of an issue at the moment that was affecting Apple devices. New subscribers and users that have re-newed their subscription in the last couple of weeks were being denied access to the valuations and other paid subscriber features. This was due to Apple making a change to the way they return the subscriber status to the app (all of a sudden, without any warning!). We have made a change to the app to rectify this and a fixed version was released on 3/6/2020. iOS users will need to update to this version and may also need to use the ‘Restore Purchase’ option within the settings screen. 

The current version now includes all of the non circulation decimal coins, half penny to £5 and the ability to mark different quantities of ‘used’ or ‘as-new’ coins.

The original UK coin app with valuation data! – The Check Your Change decimal UK coin app was the first app available which included the option of viewing coin valuation data….and with over 650 different coins, it’s still the most comprehensive.

Some Frequently asked questions relating to the app, click this line.

The Check You Change UK coin App allows you to view all information for current circulating UK coins*. As standard you can toggle coins as ‘got’ or needed and use the colour-coded view to easily show what coins you need and which you already have. You can also save a short text note for each coin, e.g. to keep a note of the condition, what you paid for the coin or where you found it etc.

Features (free version):

  • Filter by denomination..
    ..and by needed coins or coins you already have
  • Define quantities of got coins in used or as-new condition
  • Mintage numbers shown
  • Add a short text for each coin
  • Pictures of both sides
  • Design details
  • Tally of how many coins you own out of the total that exist
  • Rarer coins marked with gold, silver or bronze status (and can be filtered out if required)
  • Coins that were originally only in sets/packs are marked (and can be filtered out if required)
  • Updated with new coin releases
  • All images used are my own and are not simply copied from the Royal Mint or found on google!

Features (paid upgrade version):

  • All of the above features, plus….
  • Values shown for all coins in used and as-new condition (currently 1,112 valuations)
  • Values automatically added up per denomination and for your whole collection
  • Valuations updated frequently
  • Full listing and details (inc. values) of the Strike Your Own coins, from April 2020.

Planned future developments for the Check Your Change UK coin app:

The development of a facility to import/export your coin data, making it easier to transfer from an old device to a new one.

*Does not include UK territory coins, e.g. Isle of Man, Channel Islands, Gibraltar etc.

Some screenshots, explanation and features (on an early release, newer versions have slight changes):

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Image 1: One of the main denomination pages. Swipe up or down to show earlier/later dates. Note the top left green box shows the number of coins out of the grand total of possible coins to own. The ‘All’, ‘Need’ and ‘Got’ options filter the coins so that it’s easier to see all coins or the coins you need or already have. Coins with a light red background (all of them in this image) are coins that are needed. When marked as ‘got’ the backgrounds change to light green. Coins that were originally only available to purchase have a three-circle icon bottom left, e.g. the first 2009 coin in the top row.  Based on the current market value/demand, some coins have a crown icon (top right) and are accompanied by either a bronze, silver or gold coloured border.

Image 2: One of the main coin pages showing the 2010 Mary Rose £2 coin. Top right is the ‘Notes’ feature icon (see image 6). The mintage numbers of every coin are shown, as are edge motto details where relevant, a short title and a longer description which usually includes the designer name. The ‘Got it’ logo is greyed out until pressed, upon which it will turn green and the coin is marked as owned. The red arrows are for moving chronologically through the range of coins. If the premium version is not purchased the ‘UNLOCK PREMIUM FOR VALUATIONS’ if shown above the ‘Back’ button.

Image 3: Another of the main individual coin pages, in this case for the 2010 Belfast city £1 coin. This one has been upgraded and shows the value of the coin in used condition (in this case it’s FV for face value) and in as-new condition (correct 7/3/17).

Image 4: Another main coin page, again showing the Mary Rose £2 coin but this time with the premium values turned on.

Image 5: When any of the coin images of the individual coin pages are pressed they reveal a larger image of the coin, which is handy to clarify identification. This example is the 2002 Northern Ireland Commonwealth Games £2 coin.

Image 6: An example of the notes feature. Up to 256 characters can be recorded for each coin. Very handy for noting all kinds of information.

Here is Promo Video on YouTube (with cheesy music):