2019 Change Checker Awards

We’re delighted to announce the 2019 Change Checker Awards in association with All About Coins, where we’ll be celebrating the very best of the change collecting world from 2019!

We’re looking for the 2019 Change Checker of the Year and the 2019 Junior Change Checker of the year and we need your help!

Do you know somebody who deserves to be crowned ‘Change Checker of the year’? If so, we’d love to hear why.

Has someone you know completed an epic collection? Do you know somebody who’s gone above and beyond to help other Change Checkers complete their collections? Or have you been introduced to the world of change collecting by another Change Checker?

If you know someone who has been the perfect Change Checker, we want to hear from you.

Send an email outlining why your family or friend[s] 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 #CCAwards2019.

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 6th December.

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All entries will be judged by our panel and the results announced on Thursday 12th 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 more than £50, including a year’s subscription to Coin Collector magazine!


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

Coin Story of the Year 2019 – judged by our panel


UK Coin Design of the Year 2019 – judged by you!

Change Checkers have been voting and the shortlisted results are now in…

Vote for your 2019 Coin Design of the Year from the top three coins listed below:

The winners for all Change Checker Award categories will be announced on the 12th December.

Good Luck!

Submit your Change Checker and/or Junior Change Checker of the Year nomination here:

Terms and Conditions

  • The winners will receive an exclusive Change Checker trophy and a bundle of goodies, as well as a year’s subscription to Coin Collector magazine. There is no cash alternative.
  • Participants agree to meet reasonable requests to assist publicity.
  • The Change Checker Awards 2019 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.

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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Sign up today at: www.changechecker.org/app


  1. mesqueun on December 12, 2019 at 3:29 am

    I started collect coins around one year ago and among circulated 50ps I miss only Footbal. This is the only coin I need to fill up 50p collection but it seems to be really hard to get this one. Does anyone have it for swap and is willing to help with dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s?

  2. Jacq le Breton on November 27, 2019 at 6:46 am

    Hi Change Checker Team.
    I wish to vote Ian Lambert, founder of The Great British Coin Hunt, as Change checker of the year 2019.
    This is because of his tireless efforts to help not only his followers but charities too. He has created a “family” of coin collectors, given us knowledge, advice, hope and friendship. Under Ian’s umbrella we have been able to contribute to charities. Ian Has struggled thru his own battles to continue to support this fast growing hobby.
    Thank you for reading my nomination letter

  3. Harry Hawthorne on November 13, 2019 at 11:47 am

    I would like to nominate myself as in the past year I have sparked the interest of 5 people into the world of coins. I have also helped many people with their collections by swapping over 20 coins, using the app, and helping the newly interested collectors with the beginning of their collections. In the past year my collection has progressed massively with the completion of the round pound collection, the definitive 50 p collection, finding two kew gardens in 11 days and needing only 3 more olympic 50ps. I have collected every circulated 2 pound coin including doubles of every commonwealth games. To spark the interest of others I am using coin collecting for my Duke of Edinburgh bronze and I hope I can inspire more otherst by this in the very near future.
    I would love it if you could enter me into this competition as I am only 13 and it would mean a great deal to me.
    Thanks for this opportunity, Harry Hawthorne.

    • Rachel Hooper on November 14, 2019 at 8:27 am

      Hi Harry, thanks for your nomination. It sounds like you’ve built up a very impressive collection – well done for finding those Kew Gardens!! Best of luck in the Change Checker Awards.

  4. Lethikka (Narwhal Narwhal) on November 12, 2019 at 6:18 pm

    Hi! I would like to nominate myself for this year since i have decided to bring coin collecting into the public! With your help, I have managed to ALREADY get some reserved spaces for the coin collecting club at my school! I also delivered a special presentation for the 50th anniversary of the 50p and saw some people in my class who sparked up an intrest. The club will start soon and I am very thankful of you helping out. Yet again, I would like to nominate myself! Thank you!

    • Rachel Hooper on November 13, 2019 at 8:21 am

      Thanks for your nomination Lethikka! It’s really great to hear how you’ve been encouraging others to get into coin collecting and your passion for the hobby is just fantastic 🙂