Upcoming 2022 Coin Releases! What we know so far…

We’ve been keeping our eyes on the latest Royal Proclamations and there’s some very exciting coins on the horizon for 2022!

I’m sure you’re just as pleased as I am to hear which themes we can expect for these coins, so read on to find out more…

150 Years of the FA Cup £2

According to the latest Royal Proclamation, a £2 coin is set to be issued in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the FA Cup.

The 1923 Final. Source: Wikimedia Commons

Whilst the design remains top secret, the proclamation suggests we can expect to see the inscription “CELEBRATING 150 YEARS OF THE FA CUP” and in incuse letters an inscription that reads, “FOOTBALL’S GREATEST CUP COMPETITION”.

We can’t wait to see the design of this brand new £2 coin!

100th Anniversary of the BBC 50p

The British Broadcasting Company (BBC) was formed on 18 October 1922 by a group of leading wireless manufacturers including Guglielmo Marconi.

Since establishment, the BBC has been shaped by some of the UK’s biggest innovators, from Marconi, to John Logie Baird. Baird used BBC frequencies to broadcast some of his first experimental television broadcasts from studios near Covent Garden in London.

John Logie Baird and television receiver. Credit: Orrin Dunlap, Jr. via Wikimedia Commons

The BBC is highly regarded for its award-winning creative output, trusted and impartial news services and innovative use of technology.

To commemorate the centenary of the BBC, The Royal Mint have confirmed that they will be issuing a brand new 50p in 2022, which has definitely got Change Checker excited!

As of the Royal Proclamation, on 16th December 2021, the design is said to feature a globe with transmitter waves accompanied by the inscription “1922-2022 100 YEARS OF OUR BBC INFORM EDUCATE ENTERTAIN”.

50th Anniversary of Pride 50p

Pride is an annual global event which is celebrated every June. From parades and concerts, to workshops and exhibitions, the events of Pride month enable LGBTQ+ people and allies to celebrate their genders and sexualities, discuss LGBTQ+ history, and advocate for further change. 

Since the start of the modern LGBTQ+ liberation movement in the 1970s, hundreds of independent Pride events have sprung up in cities worldwide, each distinctly local and generally tied in some way to the foundational Stonewall Riots in June.

The increased visibility and activism of LGBT individuals back in the 1970s helped the Pride movement make progress on multiple fronts.

In 2022, to celebrate over 50 years of Pride, the latest royal proclamation has confirmed a brand new 50p is set to be issued, with a design depicting elements of the Pride flag, accompanied with the inscription, “PRIDE PROTEST VISIBILITY UNITY EQUALITY”.

50p Commemorating Life of Alan Turing

Alan Turing. Credit: Numista

Alan Turing was most famously known for accelerating Allied efforts to read German Naval messages enciphered with the Enigma machine.

His work is said to have been key to shortening World War Two and saving millions of lives.

In addition to his work during World War Two, Turing played a pivotal role in the development of early computers, first at the National Physical Laboratory and later at the University of Manchester.

In 2013, he was given a posthumous royal pardon for his 1952 conviction for gross indecency. 

To commemorate his life and achievements, a brand new 50p is set to be issued, depicting a cogwheel accompanied by the inscription “ALAN TURING” set against a background of letters.

2022 Winnie the Pooh 50ps

The original Winnie the Pooh toys. Credit: Wikimedia Commons

In 2020, The Royal Mint confirmed a brand new 9-coin series of 50ps celebrating 95 years of fun-filled adventure, each featuring a different inhabitant of Hundred Acre Wood.

The Winnie the Pooh 50p series continues in 2022, with the final three coins in the series being confirmed in the latest Royal Proclamation.

We can expect the final coins to depict designs of the following characters from A. A. Milne’s classic tale:

  • Winnie the Pooh and Friends
  • Kanga and Roo
  • Eeyore

These are some of the most famous characters from the story and we’re sure collectors will be racing to get their hands on these coins as soon as they’re issued!

The £2 Turns 25

It’s incredible to think that the bi-metallic £2 coin turns 25 in 2022! To celebrate a number of incredible issues are set to be released, including some of our favourites, all unified by the inscription, “CELEBRATING 25 YEARS OF THE £2”.

The coins include:

  1. Brunel £2
  2. Florence Nightingale £2
  3. Robert Burns £2
  4. Charles Darwin £2
  5. DNA £2
  6. Wireless Transmission £2
  7. 60th Anniversary of the end of World War Two £2
  8. Charles Dickens £2
  9. First World War (Navy) £2
  10. First World War (Kitchener) £2
  11. First World War aircraft £2
  12. Jane Austen £2
  13. Frankenstein £2
  14. D-Day 75th Anniversary £2

HRH Prince William’s 40th Birthday £5

Prince William. Credit: Wikimedia Commons

The Duke of Cambridge (Prince William) is the second in line to the throne and the elder son of The Prince of Wales and Diana, Princess of Wales. 

In 2022, His Royal Highness will celebrate his 40th birthday and to mark the occasion, The Royal Mint are set to issue a brand new £5 coin.

The £5 coin, which is traditionally reserved for the UK’s most significant royal and historical anniversaries, is said to feature a portrait of the Duke of Cambridge.

120 Years of Peter Rabbit £5

Original illustration of Peter Rabbit. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter was first published in 1902 and since then the iconic rabbit in a blue jacket has gone on to win the hearts of millions of families around the world.

2022 marks 120 years since Peter Rabbit’s very first appearance and to commemorate the anniversary, The Royal Mint will issue a brand new £5 coin.

Featuring a depiction of the children’s character and the inscription “120 YEARS” and “THE TALE OF PETER RABBIT”, we’re sure this £5 coin will be a huge hit with collectors!


We’re certainly excited for these coins to be issued in 2022! Which coins are you looking forward to? Let us know in the comments below.


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16 Comments

  1. John burkin on January 8, 2022 at 4:54 pm

    Is the 2022 commonwealth Games 50p going to be released individually?



    • Alexandra on January 11, 2022 at 10:35 am

      All of the coins in the Annual Coin Set will be individually issued throughout 2022 🙂



  2. Paul Murkett on December 18, 2021 at 12:52 pm

    Hi Alex great blog am really looking forward to the 2 pound issues as I have all the 2 pound coins except for the Northern Ireland commonwealth 2 pound coin still on the hunt for this one, its been so long since we’ve saw some new 2 pound coins,Do you think they’ll be issued individually and in annual sets and will they all be dated the year 2022 any help appreciated Alex,thanks paul.



    • Alexandra on December 20, 2021 at 8:11 am

      Hi Paul,

      It sounds like you’ve got a very impressive collection of £2 coins already! Keep searching for the Northern Ireland Commonwealth Games £2 coin – it’s tricky to find because of its low mintage but keep checking because you never know what treasure could turn up in your change the next time you look 🙂

      We’re awaiting further details of what the designs of the £2 coins issued as part of the 25th anniversary will look like – including what dates we can expect to see on them.

      It would be great if they were issued individually – it would make for fantastic pairing alongside the original issues. Let’s keep our fingers crossed!

      Of course, to find out more and to stay updated with any upcoming coins, keep your eyes on our Change Checker blog, as we’ll update you as soon as we hear more.

      Best,
      Alex



  3. Martin Streames on December 17, 2021 at 11:40 pm

    How can 2022 be the 60th anniversary of the end WW2 & also the 75th anniversary of the D-DAY landings could you explain pls



    • Alexandra on December 20, 2021 at 8:06 am

      Hi Martin,

      To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the £2 coin, The Royal Mint are re-issuing some of the UK’s most popular £2 coins. This means that the 2005 60th anniversary of the end of WW2 £2, the 2019 75th anniversary of D-Day, and more of our favourites are set to be re-issued, all unified by the inscription, “CELEBRATING 25 YEARS OF THE £2”.

      I hope this clarifies.

      Best,
      Alex



      • Sean on January 11, 2022 at 6:11 pm

        Some great coins to look forward to and great news about the £2 reissues in celebration of 25 years of the bi-metallic £2 coin



  4. Paul on December 17, 2021 at 7:01 pm

    Paul



  5. Adriana on December 17, 2021 at 1:13 pm

    This is Fantastic news, Something to look forward to. I really can’t wait for the Winnie The Pooh 50p series, Also The Alan Turing coin… Peter Rabbit.. Wow!! Such great variety, something for everyone.



    • Alexandra on December 20, 2021 at 8:11 am

      There’s some fantastic coins and anniversaries to look forward to! So glad you’re as excited as we are 🙂



  6. Paul Bradshaw on December 17, 2021 at 10:53 am

    Wow a lot of new coins to look forward to
    Can’t wait….I’m not sure my bank balance can cope lol!!



  7. James Davis on December 16, 2021 at 9:09 pm

    None of them will be for circulation I bet, it’s getting worse and worse for circulation hunters every year. Fewer £2 coins at first and now with most 50p’s as well.



    • Alexandra on December 20, 2021 at 8:12 am

      We’re certainly keeping our fingers crossed that some of these coins will enter circulation – it would be great to see some new issues circulating in our change 🙂

      We’ll keep you updated when we hear of any updates.

      Best,
      Alex



  8. Lliam on December 16, 2021 at 8:04 pm

    Am I correct in reading that the New £2s are reissues of previous designs?



    • Alexandra on December 20, 2021 at 8:14 am

      We can certainly expect to see some of our favourite £2 coins to return in 2022. It would be great to see some re-issues as it would make for a fantastic pairing with the original issues. We’ll keep Change Checkers updated as soon as we hear more 🙂

      Best,
      Alex



    • Neil on December 20, 2021 at 10:01 am

      Will the reissue £2 coins be available in uncirculated sets like the 50th anniversary of the 50p bunc sets. Two sets of 7 bunc £2 coins