Change Checker Live Coin Swap

We’re hosting our second Live Coin Swap on Saturday 21st October at The Oracle Shopping Centre in Reading, Berkshire from 10am – 4pm.

We’ve had lots of reports from Change Checkers who are struggling to complete their 2016 Beatrix Potter sets, so we’ve decided to help.

You’ll be able to swap ANY 50p coin for either the 2016 Petter Rabbit 50p, the 2016 Beatrix Potter 50p or the 2016 Squirrel Nutkin 50p coin.

Beatrix Potter 2016 Series

You can swap ANY 50p for the 2016 Peter Rabbit, Beatrix Potter or Squirrel Nutkin 50p coin.

Plus you’ll get the 2016 Beatrix Potter collector pack absolutely free, so you’ll have space to add the rest of the coins when you find them.

This time we’ll also be retailing some of our most popular products including the Change Checker Collectors Album, The 2017 Beatrix Potter 50p collectors pack and the very popular Change Checker ‘Phonescope’ and Microscope.

The Oracle

The Oracle is one of the premier shopping centres in the Thames Valley. We’ll be located on Level 2 outside House of Fraser and near to the Riverside entrance – marked as L1 on the map.

The Oracle

Our Live Coin Swap will take place at ‘L1’ on level 2 of The Oracle Shopping Centre

For those travelling by car the two main car parks are:  Holy Brook Car Park: RG1 2LR, Bridge Street and The Riverside Car Park: RG1 2AG, Mill Lane

If travelling by train, the Oracle is a short walk from the Station and there’s good park and ride services if travelling by bus.

The Oracle Location Map

The Oracle is in the heart of Reading and only a short walk from the train station

The full address is: The Oracle Shopping Centre, Reading, RG1 2AG

Can I swap more than one coin?

Such is the popularity of our Live Coin Swaps and to ensure that it is fair for everybody, we’ll be limiting the number of swaps to 1 coin per person.

Will you be doing any more Live Coin Swaps?

That’s the plan! We looked at all your comments and determined that Reading would be a good location for our second event.

We will be holding more Live Coin Swaps in the future and the plan is to visit a different area of the country each time, giving as many people as possible the opportunity to attend.

Can I bring other coins in my collection for you to take a look at?

You are very welcome to bring along other coins in your collection and if there is time we’d be happy to take a look at them for you. We expect the event to be very busy so we apologise in advance if you have a short wait.

Register for our Live Coin Swap now

You can pre-register for our Live Coin Swap to save you time on the day. Simply fill in the form below and you’ll be able to beat the queues.



  1. Chris on October 9, 2017 at 11:58 am

    What about Bristol, we have great people here

  2. LadyB1328 on October 9, 2017 at 10:10 am

    Is the coin swap just for swapping coins with you ie Change Checker, or can others bring their own coins and swap with each other? It would be great if you could arrange a coin swap event in Birmingham.

    • Luke Hearn on October 9, 2017 at 10:14 am

      Good morning, at this event, people are able to swap any 50p coin for one of the 2016 Beatrix Potter coins and collecting pack. There is not an arranged ‘swap shop’ at the event. Thanks Luke

  3. Mrs Helen Yeo-Wright on October 8, 2017 at 8:37 pm

    Is the phone scope available now to buy online?

  4. Natasha Smith on October 7, 2017 at 7:39 pm

    Please can you do a live event in Scotland at some point ?

  5. Diane Holloway on October 7, 2017 at 4:14 pm

    Can you come to the East Midlands sometime please

  6. John Cook on October 7, 2017 at 4:02 pm

    Why not try coming north of Watford? There are actually proper living people in Bradford !!

  7. Johnson on October 7, 2017 at 3:54 pm

    Luke don’t you think it would drum up moor people if you went to a coin fair just off the m42 N.E.C motorbike museum see you there may-be one weekend ???

  8. Robert W Black on October 7, 2017 at 2:36 pm

    It’s impossible for me to get down to Reading. Can you do a swap online?

  9. Dee Miles on October 7, 2017 at 2:12 pm

    What a great idea. Unfortunately Reading is much too far for me to travel but I will hope that one of your future events will be nearer to home. I live in Bognor Regis, West Sussex.

  10. Stephen hall on October 7, 2017 at 10:56 am

    Would be great if it could be in northeast newcastle Upon Tyne
    At weekend