2017 Change Checker Awards

We’re delighted to announce the 2017 Change Checker Awards in association with Stamp and Coin Mart where we’ll be celebrating the very best of the change collecting world.


We’re looking for the 2017 Change Checker of the Year and the 2017 Junior Change Checker of the year and we need your help!

Are you or do you know somebody that deserves to be crowned Change Checker of the year? If so, we’d love to hear why.

Did you complete the Great £1 coin race in record time? Do you know somebody who’s gone above and beyond to help other Change Checkers complete their collections? Or have you introduced all your friends to the world of change collecting?

If you or a friend has been the perfect Change Checker, we want to hear from you.

Send an email outlining why you, your family or friends deserve to win this coveted award to [email protected]. Alternatively, you can submit your entry using the sign-up form at the bottom of this blog. Finally, you can leave a comment on any of our social media pages but be sure to use the hashtag #CCAwards2017.

To qualify for Junior Change Checker of the year the application must be aged 16 or younger. The closing date for entries is 5pm on Friday 24th November.

Junior Change Checker of the Year applicants must aged 16 or younger.

All entries will be judged by our panel and the results announced on Friday 8th December.

The victorious Change Checker and Junior Change Checker of the year will each win an exclusive Change Checker trophy and a bundle of goodies worth over £70!



The other categories that make up the Change Checker Awards are:

  • UK Coin Design of the Year 2017
  • Coin Photograph of the year 2017
  • Coin Story of the year 2017

These categories will be judged by our panel and the winners also announced on December 8th.

Good Luck!

Terms and Conditions

  • The winners will receive an exclusive Change Checker trophy and a bundle of goodies worth over £70. There is no cash alternative.
  • Participants agree to meet reasonable requests to assist publicity.
  • The Change Checker Awards 2017 are promoted by The Westminster Collection / Change Checker, trading divisions of 288 Group Ltd.
  • Employees of 288 Group and their families are not eligible to enter.



  1. Cindy Fuller on December 3, 2017 at 12:42 am

    Hi all, I would like to put myself forward for change checker of the year please.
    I started collecting in 2008 when I saw that the design was changing and collected both sets, I then started collecting other specials. My husband bought me an album, but it filled up too quickly and so I moved them too a case with trays. I have all the specials of the 50ps, £1s, and £2 coins, except some of this years, and managed to collect all the different years of each £1 coin design before they finished. I have got some friends, family, work colleagues and even customers interested in coins with information that they didn’t know and they have kept an eye out for coins for me. I love this hobby, and still get excited when I find a new coin in my change. My daughter loves coins too, and I hope to pass my collection to her and my son one day.

  2. Steve on November 8, 2017 at 11:16 pm

    Is this another scam? like the £1 moments chance to win a coin, only 18 made the effort including myself to end up with nothing and no follow up, for shame

    • Luke Hearn on November 9, 2017 at 8:07 am

      Hi Steve, I am a bit confused with your comments. The ‘£1 Memories’ ran across all our social media channels including our blog. 8 of the people who commented on the blog were chosen as winners. In total we rewarded 50 people with a Gold Plated Participant’s medal. So I can assure you this is not a scam. Please feel free to enter if you wish; I’m sorry you did not win a ‘£1 Memories’ prize however we had a very large number of applicants. Thanks Luke

      • Steve on November 9, 2017 at 7:19 pm

        I do appologise if I am wrong but I only saw 18 entrants right up to the end, then untill now hear nowt more, if I can I will retract my post, I have used change checker to assist in collecting my coins and swops too, regards steve hobson

  3. Mrs Lavinia Stevenson on November 8, 2017 at 3:31 pm

    I would like to nominate myself for this award. I have completed the full set of the round pounds in record time and have had friends, family, local co-op and my local Nationwide Building Society help search for them. I also have a complete set of the Beatrix Potter 50p coins and am now fervently collecting all other 50p coins and the £2 coins too. It is a daily challenging feat. I have at times swapped coins with other people on the swap section. I am collecting all my coins and saving them in my Change Checker Folder. I hope to eventually obtain all the coins which I shall pass on as a family heirloom. It is a very rewarding and enjoyable pastime.

  4. Steve champion on November 8, 2017 at 9:42 am

    Hey all at change checker , since starting out change checking this year I have completed my round pound collection & am continuing collecting other monetary coins, I’ve found people very helpful with swaps etc as I have helped others to complete their collections also , I’d like to put myself forward for recognition , I was lucky enough to win a completers medal recently & despite a error when receiving my change checker album , the staff at change checker were very helpful in completing my order , Thankyou