The A-Z of Great Britain 10p coins

26 new UK commemorative 10p coins are being released into circulation…TODAY! 

We get excited when 1 new coin is announced, so imagine the scenes at Change Checker HQ when The Royal Mint announced that they would be releasing 26 (yes 26!!) brand new commemorative 10p coins!

The coins will each feature a different letter from A-Z and each letter will celebrate a different Great British icon.

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Will we find the A-Z 10p coins in our change?

The circulating coins will be distributed through The Post Office network from the first week of March.  They will be distributing the coins through normal transactions so you’ll be able to find these coins in your change throughout the month.  It is unlikely that most Post Offices will be willing to simply swap a 10p coin.

The Royal Mint will also release additional coins in relevant locations across the UK throughout 2018.

How many coins are being made?

Initially, more than 2.6 million circulating 10p coins have been struck across the 26 designs and more coins will continue to be struck throughout the year to meet the demand from The Post Office, banks and cash centres.

How scarce are the A-Z 10p coins?

We expect these coins to be very collectible. Take a look at past history and you’ll see that over 75% of the 2012 Olympic 50p coins have now been taken out of circulation.

With more coins to be released, and some letters likely to be more popular than others, it’s impossible to determine an accurate scarcity for these coins at the moment.

We will release the first A-Z of Great Britain 10p Scarcity Index early April when we have collected vital information from our web app and Swap Centre.

Scarcity Index updates will continue to be released throughout the year to ensure you have access to the most accurate scarcity ratings for your 10p coins.

Who designed the A-Z 10p coins?

The coin designs were created by a whole team of people, including Royal Mint designers. Each design had to be approved by Her Majesty The Queen.

Can I collect and swap these coins online?

Yes.  You can find, collect and swap your coins online with the free Change Checker web app:

The Complete CERTIFIED Early Strike A-Z 10p Set

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  1. David on March 6, 2018 at 9:10 pm

    What are the mintage figures of the A-Z Silver Proofs? Are they worth investing in?

  2. Jamie Jones on March 5, 2018 at 1:16 pm

    hi could i ask if theres a difference between the 10p alphabet silver proof coins on the royal mint website selling for 35 pounds and the ones being sold on this website for 45 pounds thank you

    • Luke Hearn on March 5, 2018 at 2:01 pm

      Hi Jamie, the £35 silver proof coins on The Royal Mint website are those that come in a capsule, which we are not retailing. The silver A-Z 10p coins we are retailing come in a Perspex presentation block and at £45, are the same price as The Mint. I hope this makes sense, thanks Luke

  3. Kelly on March 5, 2018 at 10:25 am

    Hi wherw can i purchase just a collecting folder please

  4. Julie on March 2, 2018 at 10:49 am

    I note there is a collectors medal but it says not made by the Royal Mint, do you know any more infomration about this coin please? I’ve not been able to get the information from the phone lines at WC.

  5. Kate on March 1, 2018 at 10:21 pm

    I have the folder so don’t need another one- but where can I get the proper sheels with slots to put the new 10p coins in?

  6. Susan Hearn on March 1, 2018 at 6:55 pm

    Is there a folder available to collect them in

  7. David on March 1, 2018 at 6:42 pm

    Hi, what is the mintage of the Early Strike coins? Thx

    • Luke Hearn on March 1, 2018 at 7:01 pm

      Hi David, Initially 2.6 million coins have been struck but more are expected due to Post Office and bank demands. Thanks Luke

  8. James allan on March 1, 2018 at 8:46 am

    Can u buy them in BUNC ?

    • Luke Hearn on March 1, 2018 at 4:13 pm

      Hi James, There are no BUNC coins however we are retailing CERTIFIED EARLY STRIKE coins, these have been taken from the first production coins struck by The Royal Mint whilst the dies are in their very finest condition. It has then been protectively encapsulated in official Change Checker packaging directly from The Royal Mint to ensure its quality is preserved forever. Here’s the link: Thanks Luke