Vote for the overall Coin Design of the Year 2018!

Since announcing the Coin Design of the Year category as part of our 2018 Change Checker Awards, the votes have been pouring in for your favourite 2018 coin from each nomination, and we now have our results!

You’ve shortlisted the top 4 coins, so we’ve been joined by Luke and Rowena in this video to reveal them to you and open up the vote for the overall Coin Design of the Year 2018:



So now it’s over to Change Checkers to pick the overall winner out of our shortlisted top 4 coins for 2018. Cast your vote using the poll below and let us know why you think your favourite coin deserves to be crowned the champion in the comments section at the bottom of this blog.



To find out more about the Change Checker Awards and to submit your nomination for the Change Checker of the Year or Junior Change Checker of the Year 2018, click here.

The lucky winners will be announced on the 7th of December, alongside the Coin Design of the Year and Coin Story of the Year.

Best of luck!



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  1. Kenneth Sutera on December 4, 2018 at 10:41 pm

    All coins mentioned deserve the recognition received. However Snowman in my judgement would be a overall worthy winner

  2. Wayne Burgess on December 4, 2018 at 4:49 pm

    its very hard to choose which 2018 coin I would vote for as iam a big fan of £5 coins and £2 coins but I do love the new captain cook £2 coin which ive secured to my collection already so would have to say the captain cook coin for my vote for the best 2018 coin I carn t wait to get the other too to had to my captain cook coin

  3. Jim GRINNELL on November 29, 2018 at 8:11 pm

    To all those who gave their lives and those who served so we would have a better life. Rest In Peace .

  4. Richard Atkin on November 29, 2018 at 5:51 pm

    100 years from the end of the great war. The Remembrance coin is an outstanding design commemorating virtually the most important event!

  5. Jim on November 29, 2018 at 7:22 am

    Great video Change-Checker team (plus the monthly updates you do are always of interest and well presented, hope they continue through 2019). I voted for the “R” 10p as the A-Z theme has captured the imagination and added to the fun of collecting from change (and difficult to find which is part of the challenge), plus probably brought more people into the hobby.

    • Rachel Hooper on November 29, 2018 at 8:21 am

      Thanks for the kind words Jim. We really enjoy filming our newsletters and sharing the top news and stories from the past month. I’m so glad you voted for ‘R’ (not that I’m biased or anything!!). Looking forward to seeing the results next week! Thanks, Rachel

  6. Ant on November 29, 2018 at 12:07 am

    It’s 2018, it has to be the Remembrance coin. Regardless of the design, this is the coin that we should all want to win. 100 years…

  7. David James on November 28, 2018 at 6:25 pm

    Steeped in history, the fallen will never be forgotten

  8. J Cumpsty on November 28, 2018 at 5:37 pm

    I have three of the 50p Kew gardens in my collection, I got them in the year they was released, as I worked in the cashiers and was a coin collector at the time,I have also got three of the 20p undated coins,so I don’t want them re-realist again unless they have the date 2019 and not the date they was released originally.

    • Rachel Hooper on November 29, 2018 at 8:24 am

      That’s an amazing collection you’ve got there! The new coins will be dated 2019 so it won’t affect the scarcity of the original coins 🙂

  9. Omar Khan on November 28, 2018 at 5:16 pm

    It teaches all of us a lesson of the sacrifices made by others for us!

  10. DG Congalton on November 28, 2018 at 4:45 pm

    My favourite was the Frankenstein £2 but it wasn’t listed, so I voted for my second choice.

    • Rachel Hooper on November 28, 2018 at 5:00 pm

      We’ve now shortlisted the coins and unfortunately the Frankenstein £2 didn’t make the cut. It is a lovely coin though.

  11. brian dignall on November 28, 2018 at 4:25 pm

    as 2019 is 50 years of the 50p why not reissue early ones like kew gardens

  12. Philip Marsh on November 28, 2018 at 4:16 pm

    Pity in Bournemouth we don’t seem to get any of the new coins. Why is this?

    • Rachel Hooper on November 28, 2018 at 4:19 pm

      That’s a shame Philip. The 50p coins are starting to turn up now so hopefully you’ll find some soon.

  13. Martin Wood on November 28, 2018 at 4:11 pm

    Simply a brilliant design, that really captures the whole feel of the Snowman story

  14. glenys edwards on November 28, 2018 at 3:49 pm

    Beautiful design or the iconic flower the poppy and a beautiful coin to remember all our brave men that gave their lives to give us the freedom we enjoy today.

  15. Carolyn A Bianchi on November 28, 2018 at 3:26 pm

    All lovely coins.

  16. JEFFREY ONEILL on November 28, 2018 at 3:20 pm

    Children’s favourite coin which is easily reconnised the coloured proof coin is outstanding and a firm favorite with children and adults stunning coin.