2021 Change Checker Awards NOW OPEN!

We’re delighted to announce the 2021 Change Checker Awards in association with All About Coins, where we’ll be celebrating the very best of the change collecting world from 2021!

We’re looking for the 2021 Change Checker of the Year and the 2021 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.

*** UPDATE ***

Submissions for Change Checker and Junior Change Checker of the Year have now closed.

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All entries will be judged by our panel and the results announced on Monday 13th December. Please see terms and conditions.

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!

  • Coin Story of the Year 2021 – chosen by our panel.
  • UK Coin Design of the Year 2021 – judged by you.

UK Coin Design of the Year 2021

We’ve been asking you to vote for your favourite 50p, £2, and £5 coin design of the year! The votes are now closed. Stay tuned to find out which Coin Design came out on top on Monday 13th December.

The winners for all Change Checker Award categories will be announced on the 13th December.

Good Luck!

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 2021 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.
  • The judges’ decision will be final and no explanation, correspondence or discussion will be offered or entered into before or following the judges’ decision.

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  1. David Eakins on December 3, 2021 at 9:53 pm

    Love The Queens Beasts have most of them only missing two the Black Bull of Clarence and Falcon of The Plantagenets. All fantastic designs. Hope it wins the award. My collection is growing nicely bit by bit thanks to Change Checkers.

    • Alexandra on December 6, 2021 at 10:07 am

      It’s a truly stunning coin and a fantastic series of coins before it too 🙂

      We’re excited to find out which coin comes out on top when we announce the winners of all of the Change Checker Awards categories on Monday 13th December!

  2. Gwynne on December 3, 2021 at 2:57 pm

    I don’t feel as if I can vote for the coin deigns suggested as I still haven’t seen them in circulation … as indeed I haven’t seen many of the issues over the last 4 years! As such I consider them not to be valid coinage as they are only available in sets which are, after all, a money making exercise (no pun intended!).

    I have always been a change checker since I was old enough to have pocket money. I’m now 65 and it saddens me that new designs are no longer really available to new collectors unless they pay over face for a coin that hasn’t actually been used. (Now I’m sounding like a grumpy old man … wait! I am a grumpy old man. :0)

    • Les kent on December 7, 2021 at 10:34 am

      Hi Gwiynne
      I am enclined to agree with you with the way the coins are going now, I have also been with change checker a long time now and found them very helpful but I do have to say the coins are getting very thin on the ground but I have managed to get a great collection or two together and a lot of spare coins, I am just trying to finish the ww1 & ww11 coins and a few others but that just might be it me with the coins but I have to say I really did DO enjoy collecting, if you fancy a chat or two about the coins or things then get back to me, [email protected]
      From another grumpy old git

  3. Les Kent on December 3, 2021 at 2:26 pm

    Here is a story for you
    Back in 2011 I was talking to a well known coin dealer who told me he had a rare 2009 anniversary proof 50p coin set which I had never heard off till then so I bought it and he the asked if I am collecting the Olympic coins to which I said yes, I had the first two coins he then asked if I had heard of the original Aquatics coin with the lines across the swimmer face has been called back as the mint don’t like them and had produced another, he then and if I wanted one to which I said yes please how much is that, he said he would put it in with the proof set I bought as a thank you, he then asked me if I wanted a box of them and not even thinking about it I just said no thank you.
    But now days every now and then when I think about it a little tear runs down my face.

  4. lee on December 3, 2021 at 12:05 pm

    All three designs deserve to be No1 coin of the year.