Like many of you, we were waiting in high anticipation for the Tokyo Olympics this year, but as we’ll now have to wait a little longer, we’ve decided to host our very own Change Checker version of events…

So, we’re proud to present (for the first-time ever!) the 2020 Change Checker Games.

And you’ve been invited to get involved!

Every Friday we’ll be running a different coin-based challenge for you to take part in, which you can find out all about on our Facebook page!

Each video will showcase a demonstration of the week’s event and all you need to do to be in with the chance of winning some incredible prizes is:

  • Watch our weekly video here
  • Have a go at the challenge yourself, and
  • Leave a picture or video of your attempt in the comments on our Facebook post!

For each event, there will be a Gold, Silver and Bronze winner, who will each be winning a prize!

Bronze: a set of three Change Checker Trading Cards to add to your collection!

Change Checker Games Bronze Prize

Silver: a set of SIX Change Checker Trading Cards to add to your collection!

Change Checker Games Silver Prize

But, last and definitely by no means least, our Gold winners will be taking home an incredible NINE Change Checker Tradings Cards AND a year’s subscription to Coin Collector Magazine!

Change Checker Games Gold Prize

We are so grateful to Coin Collector Magazine for getting involved, so a huge thank you goes to them!

Our podium winners of each event will be announced in our closing ceremony video on Facebook on the 24th July, and you might even spot your very own challenge attempt in there too!

Our third event is now live on our Facebook channel and you can see it here.

Don’t forget to get involved by sharing a photo or video of your attempt in the comments!

Best of luck everyone! Let the games begin…

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. Crazy Honxik on June 27, 2020 at 5:43 am

    Can we use a round pound instead of a 2 pound. I don’t have a 2 pound coin available for the challenge.

    • Alexandra Siddons on June 29, 2020 at 9:02 am

      Hi there,

      Given the circumstances, it is okay to use a round pound.


  2. Rob on June 22, 2020 at 11:50 am

    What £20 notes are valuable ?

  3. Marjory Reynolds on June 19, 2020 at 11:33 am

    Not fair for us that don’t do facebook.

    • Alexandra Siddons on June 19, 2020 at 3:40 pm

      Hi Marjory,

      If you’d like to take part in the challenge, please do feel free to email in your video entry to
      We will of course still accept all entries via email. It was just Facebook based so that people could see each others attempts.

      Looking forward to seeing yours!


  4. Murat on June 19, 2020 at 10:35 am

    I’m excited

    • Alexandra Siddons on June 19, 2020 at 3:41 pm

      So are we Murat! Will you be commenting your entry to the 50p Coin Flip?

  5. Mr Alan Plater on June 19, 2020 at 9:41 am

    What is the point of these change checker cards?

    • Alexandra Siddons on June 19, 2020 at 3:43 pm

      Hi Alan,

      The Change Checker Trading Cards are collectable cards featuring United Kingdom commemorative coin designs, specifications and a key fact. They have been launched to provide a fun, new collecting challenge for Change Checkers and to raise awareness and excitement around UK commemorative coins.

      They’ve already proved incredibly popular amongst collectors. We’ve seen a huge rise in collectors swapping within the Facebook Community Group and even selling them on the secondary market!


      • Sarah-Marie Bailey on June 19, 2020 at 4:04 pm

        I would love some change checker trading cards but I get the coins i need from swapping or in my change. I would never buy a coin from the Internet unless I was desprate and some people want £2+ per card which I think is crazy. I think there should be some sort of way that you can buy the cards from your website.

      • Alexandra Siddons on June 22, 2020 at 8:29 am

        Hi Sarah-Marie,

        We’d love to be able to sell our Trading Cards too, but unfortunately we aren’t able to at the moment. We are, however, running lots of competitions and giveaways on our Facebook page and our Facebook Change Checker Community group. Keep an eye on there on how you could be in with the chance of owning some!

        Thanks 🙂

      • Shreyan Mokal on June 20, 2020 at 6:06 am

        Hello there. I am from India. So I don’t have any 50p. Can I use any other coins?. I do have some British coins. Including 2p (old). 1p(old) one round pound and 10 & 5 new pence coins. Please reply.

      • Alexandra Siddons on June 22, 2020 at 8:30 am

        Hi there,

        As long as the coin is a similar size to a 50p, this shouldn’t be a problem. Perhaps try with a 2p coin! Good luck 🙂


      • Josh Holloway on June 20, 2020 at 5:16 pm

        Hello there I am from another country. (India). Can I use any other coins instead. Coz I don’t have a 50p.

      • Alexandra Siddons on June 22, 2020 at 8:37 am

        Hi there,

        If you have a coin that has similar specifications to a 50p (e.g. it’s diameter is similar to 27.3mm) this should be fine.


  6. TJ on June 19, 2020 at 9:25 am

    Emails allowed?

    • Alexandra Siddons on June 19, 2020 at 3:44 pm

      Hi Tj,

      Video entries via email are allowed 🙂 Just email


      • TJ on June 21, 2020 at 5:38 am

        One more question,.I am from India. So I don’t have a 50p. The only British coins I have are 2p,1p,1round pound and 5&10 new pence coins. Any chance I have to enter this competition 😬. Please tell me , as I am damn excited…

      • Alexandra Siddons on June 22, 2020 at 8:37 am

        Hi TJ,

        Not to worry, you can use a 2p coin in its place!


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