Top 10 Change Collecting Tips this Easter

With the Easter holidays just around the corner, what better activity could there be to keep excited little kiddies entertained than to start collecting coins as a family?

@mrlmeldrum and his children using the Change Checker album

It’s not just eggs you should be hunting for this Easter…

The release of book character themed coins, such as the Beatrix Potter 50ps, Paddington, The Snowman and The Gruffalo have proved increasingly popular with children, families and collectors alike, as well as fans of the books.

Book character themed 50ps

Whether your family is new to the game, or if you’re a seasoned collector, there’s nothing quite like the thrill of hunting down a coin you need for your collection.

And so this Easter forget the Easter egg hunt, because we’re challenging you to see how many commemorative coins you and your family can find in your change!

So here are our TOP 10 Change Collecting tips, put together with help from your fellow Change Checkers.

With so many wonderful coins in circulation, it won’t take long for you to start building your collection using these Top Tips.

We’d love to hear how you get on with your coin hunting over the holidays, so make sure you leave us a comment below with the coins you’ve been lucky enough to find!

Best of luck Change Checkers!

If you’re interested in coin collecting, our Change Checker web app is completely free to use and allows users to:

– Find and identify the coins in their pocket
– Collect and track the coins they have
– Swap their spare coins with other Change Checkers

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  1. Angus Bell on April 20, 2019 at 2:08 am

    Stunner on Wednesday. Came home from Uni and was at a church event for the young people, and I was posted on Tuck Shop! Found an Olympic Badminton 50p, a Jersey 10p and a Tom Kitten 50p, before packing everything away into the cupboard where I found three round pounds! Tip 11- get near a tuck shop if you can!

    • Rachel Hooper on April 23, 2019 at 8:32 am

      That’s fantastic! You were really lucky Angus and what a great tip!

  2. Maggie Baldwin on April 10, 2019 at 2:07 pm

    Hi is there anywhere to find a list of what is in a collection ie Olympics Book characters etc ,
    Many thanks

  3. Vincent O'Sullivan on April 9, 2019 at 5:53 pm

    The heading of your article would appear to say that the Snowman and Gruffalo 50p coins were issued for circulation and that they can be found in change. is this correct?
    I thought that they were only issued in Proof and Brilliant Uncirculated

    • Rachel Hooper on April 10, 2019 at 12:26 pm

      Hi Vincent, the Snowman and Gruffalo 50ps were issued as collector’s editions only so can’t be found in your change, but they are certainly very popular coins with families and alongside the Beatrix Potter 50ps, these coins have encouraged younger generations to take an interest in coins, which is why they have been mentioned in the blog.

  4. Verdisol on April 9, 2019 at 12:35 pm

    I have bin lucky lately
    Wend i go on hunting for change coins
    I purchase a 50 pence chocolate bar
    The change of it keeps me amazed
    Am bilding a great colection based on spar stores change