Poll: Which 2016 Coin design is your favourite?

I’m sure you’ll agree that 2016 is shaping up to be a great year for coin collectors with so many significant anniversaries being commemorated and some fantastic designs.

So which coins are you most looking forward to finding in your change?

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The Battle of Hastings 50p

2016 marks the 950th Anniversary of The Battle of Hastings. The reverse of the coin depicts the fate of King Harold at the hands of William The Conqueror, along with the date 1066 – when the battle took place. The obverse features the fifth portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Jody Clark.

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The Great Fire of London £2


The Great Fire is one of the most well-known disasters to hit London, when an accidental spark from a baker’s oven on Pudding Lane led to the destruction of a third of the city. This £2 coin marks the 350th anniversary of this iconic moment from which modern London emerged. The reverse depicts the city of London burning in flames from a distance and was designed by Aaron West.

WW1 £2

The World War One £2 


The Shakespeare Tragedies, Comedies and Histories £2 Coins

Continuing the 4 year commemoration of the Centenary of the First World War, the third in the series of £2 coins commemorates the ‘Pals Battalions’ and their tragic debut at the Battle of the Somme 100 years ago. The design features a modern interpretation of three ‘Pals’ side by side, inspired by the works of British WWI artist C.R.W. Nevinson.


2016 marks 400 years since the death of William Shakespeare. In honour of one of our greatest literary figures, The Royal Mint have issued three brand new £2 coins that honour an aspect of Shakespeare’s famous work including tragedies, comedies and histories.



The Beatrix Potter 50p Series: Beatrix Potter, Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddle-Duck, Mrs Tiggy-Winkle and Squirrel Nutkin


To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Beatrix Potter, the Royal Mint have released a series of 50p coins to celebrate the artist behind some of the best-loved characters in children’s literature.  The coins celebrate Beatrix herself as well as some of the animals from her children’s tales.

The 'Team GB' 50p

The ‘Team GB’ 50p


To wish Team GB success in Rio de Janeiro this summer, The Royal Mint issued this Team GB 50p coin just last month. The reverse features a swimmer with the Team GB logo, the Olympic rings and the inscription “TEAM GB”.



Here at Change Checker we can’t wait for these coins to enter into circulation, but with so many great designs to choose from, which of these designs is your favourite?

Vote in our poll here;


  1. Kevin green on June 29, 2016 at 8:24 pm

    Wish they would re issue a limited edition of the beautiful potter series. I missed thess (silver edition)

  2. Mark on June 29, 2016 at 7:12 pm

    Hi how can I buy a set of all these coins thankyou

  3. Lynne Chapman on June 29, 2016 at 6:46 pm

    How do I buy the inserts for my album, for the new coins?

  4. Christopher matthews on June 29, 2016 at 6:18 pm

    I would like them all,
    I live not far from the royal mint in wales
    where they press the coins but I cannot find any in my change yet they are all over the rest of uk allready

  5. Richard Mallett on June 29, 2016 at 5:43 pm

    I chose the Battle of Hastings over the Great Fire because the swirls in the sky don’t obviously refer to flames for me. Not in favour of humanising animals, so that disualifies Beatrix Potter for me.

  6. Chris Baker on June 29, 2016 at 5:16 pm

    I don’t like any of them as none have been released for general circulation and you will never see them in your change!

  7. kevH on June 29, 2016 at 5:10 pm

    Well, as I have long started collecting, I would like to see them all. In fact, I would actually like to see the promised 2015 on the streets (like the Navy £2) not just see them kept back and charged £10 for something that never makes circulation as the Mint rips off collectors and the public alike.

  8. Lucy on June 29, 2016 at 4:25 pm

    I love most of them. I really love the Beatrix potter series and think the wars and Shakespeare have important aspects but the detail in the great fire of London is brilliant. I need to open a shop so I can have a better chance of collecting and swapping

  9. Gabriel on June 29, 2016 at 4:08 pm

    I wish I can vote… but… until the Royal Mint decides to release’em all… 😛