Queen Elizabeth II was our longest reigning monarch – appearing on our UK coinage since 1953.
All 29 billion coins currently in circulation in the UK have Queen Elizabeth II’s effigy on the obverse.
As the nation prepares for a new monarch, questions are being asked about what happens to our UK coins and banknotes.
What happens to UK coins and banknotes with Queen Elizabeth II’s portrait and how long will they remain in circulation?
What happens to British Isles and Commonwealth coinage with Queen Elizabeth II’s portrait on it?
What do I need to do with my QEII coins and banknotes?
When will the King’s coinage start circulating in the UK?
Which direction will the King’s portrait face on our UK coins?
Will there be a new obverse designer on the coinage of the King?
What will King Charles III’s Royal Cypher look like?
Find, Collect, and Swap the coins in your change
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