Join us at Tankfest 2019 for our next Change Checker Live Swap!

We can’t wait to bring you the next Change Checker Live Coin Swap and this time we’re taking part in something very special…

Join us at Tankfest, the world’s biggest and best live display of historic armour, living history and much more on the 28th, 29th and 30th of June at Bovington Tank Museum.

This is going to be one of our most exciting events yet, and in keeping with the military theme, we’ll be swapping the brand new 2019 D Day £2 for ANY UK circulation £2 coin you have in your change.

About Tankfest

Tankfest takes place each year at the Bovington Tank Museum, bringing the story of tanks, tank crew and soldiers to life.

The event takes place over three days, with an action packed line up of displays, vehicle rides, living history and more.

Explore the Tank Museum, trade stalls, explosive display arena and living history encampments.

Tickets must be purchased in advance from

Live Swap Details

Our next event takes place from Friday 28th to Sunday 30th June at the Tank Museum, Bovington, from 9am to 6pm each day.

Join us there and swap ANY £2 coin for one of the brand new 2019 D Day £2 coins in Brilliant Uncirculated condition!

Please note: Swaps are limited to 1 per person, while stocks last.

Getting here

There’s a number of ways to get to the event:

Road: The Tank Museum, Lindsay Road, Bovington, BH20 6JG

Rail: Nearest station is Wool, Dorset (2.5 miles) –

Air: Nearest airport is Bournemouth, Dorset (25 miles) –

Sea: Poole, Dorset offers routes from Cherbourg, or Portsmouth from Le Harve, Cherbourg and St Malo –

Car parking at Tankfest is free and there is a dedicated taxi/vehicle drop off and pick up point close to the entrance.

We’ll be updating you on the exact location of the Change Checker trade stand nearer to the time. Details will also be available here:


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 strictly 1 coin per person.

Will you be doing any more Live Coin Swaps?

That’s the plan!

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.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Secure the D Day £2 for your collection!

The D Day £2 is now available to purchase individually in Brilliant Uncirculated quality.

Click here to add the coin to your collection.


  1. Steve Hallett on June 30, 2019 at 7:23 am

    Hi Racheal,
    Where can you be found within the Tankfest. Were coming down today and you will be my first port of call.
    Thanks very much.

  2. Richard Schofield on June 27, 2019 at 11:46 pm

    Will you be coming to the Norfolk Tank museum festival they do? Where the tank Guy Martin help build is. I’d really like that coin for my set and that is close to me ?

    • Rachel Hooper on June 28, 2019 at 8:37 am

      We won’t be this year Richard, but thanks for the suggestion as we’ll be starting to think about next year’s events soon 🙂

  3. Scott paczensky on June 27, 2019 at 5:11 pm

    Do you no when you will be coming down the to the south east for a con swap.
    Thanks Scott

    • Rachel Hooper on June 28, 2019 at 8:06 am

      Hi Scott, we haven’t confirmed dates or venues for our next coin swap yet but keep an eye on our blog and social media channels for when we announce the next one.

  4. John on May 31, 2019 at 2:29 pm

    Is anyone surprised another southern venue

    • Rachel Hooper on May 31, 2019 at 2:59 pm

      Hi John, we are based down in Poole so it definitely made sense for us to take part in Tankfest this year. So far we have been to 8 different venues across the country, ranging from Plymouth to Manchester. We hope to visit more locations in future and work our way around as much of the UK as we can 🙂

      • John on May 31, 2019 at 4:04 pm

        One event in north seven in the south north /south bias????

      • Rachel Hooper on June 3, 2019 at 10:01 am

        Sorry John, we are based directly on the South coast so logistically it is difficult to get everywhere in the UK, but we are trying our best to get to as many locations as we can.

      • Sadie Cox on June 1, 2019 at 9:49 am

        Hi are you definitely at Tank fest on the Friday? I’d love for my children to swap a have a coin each. Their grandad was a Normandy Veteran and only passed away a few months ago. Their real life hero ,they are 14, 19 and 21 none of their friends understand the importance.

      • Rachel Hooper on June 3, 2019 at 9:59 am

        Hi Sadie, we will be there from Friday to Sunday and would love to see you and your children there. It sounds like this coin will be a very meaningful one for them.

  5. Linda Alexander McEwan King on May 31, 2019 at 12:32 pm

    Hi I’ve been looking on your site at rare 50p coins. There is a comment that the 1997 50p is the rarest. I did notice that it had been withdrawn from circulation. Also that the 1997 50p was issued as collections from the royal mint. I also saw that there was a certain amount issued out for public circulation. I am asking if you know of anywhere that I can find out how many of these 50p there are. I have two of them in front of me right now. So if the above is fact how many do you think are actually out there and do you know how rare they are. How much are these 50p worth if anything. If you don’t have access to the information can you please let me know what sites are the best to search on. Thanx

    • Rachel Hooper on May 31, 2019 at 1:40 pm

      Hi Linda, in 1997 the 50p coin changed specifications to become smaller. The new smaller specification 1997 Britannia 50p was issued for circulation and has a mintage of 456,364,100 which actually makes it the most common 50p in circulation. You can see how it compares using the mintage charts on this blog:

      The larger specification coin was only issued in year sets. Unfortunately we don’t have the figures for how many year sets were struck.

      I hope that helps. Thanks, Rachel