Have you found the King Charles III 50p in circulation?

Today, an estimated 4.9 million 50ps entered circulation bearing the first portrait of King Charles III! Have you found it?

The 2022 UK King Charles III 50p - now in circulation!
The 2022 UK King Charles III 50p – now in circulation!

This is the first coin in His Majesty’s reign to enter circulation, meaning collectors will be racing to find to it.

An estimated 4.9 million coins are being distributed via post offices – with the potential for more to enter circulation.

However, this will only happen if there is demand, or if previous Queen Elizabeth II coins become damaged or worn and need replacing.

We asked you to help us hunt down this 50p by popping your postcode in our map below as soon as you found the new 50p. We’ve tracked this coin up and down the country, from Inverness to Penzance!

The Change Checker Charles III 50p Collector Map.
The Change Checker Charles 50p Collector Map.

How much is the 50p worth?

Any avid collectors knows the worth of a scarce coin.

But, how much is the new King Charles III 50p worth? Find out on our blog >>

Swap your coins for the King Charles III 50p in our Facebook Community Group!

If you do struggle to find the 50p in your change you should head the Change Checker Community Group on Facebook. You can get tips, tricks, and even swap with other collectors – completely for free!

Join the Change Checker Community Group here >>

Display your 50p in the First Effigy Collecting Pack!

As soon as you find the KCIII 50p in your change, you can slot it into your First Effigy 50p collecting pack, alongside the King Charles III £5 coin.

Get the King Charles III First Effigy Collecting Pack for JUST £15.99 (+p&p) here >>


  1. Tracey Ainsley on December 23, 2022 at 1:17 pm

    Got two today at local post office in Whickham Gateshead. Added for map

  2. michael burman on December 22, 2022 at 9:26 pm

    Got at a post office in Birmingham and also seen them in Coventry

  3. Sarah Bates-Fidler on December 21, 2022 at 10:57 am

    Got 2 today at post office in Highcliffe BH23

  4. George Blunt on December 15, 2022 at 4:55 pm

    Yes got my first King Charles III coin in my change today at my local shop on Prince of Wales Lane in Birmingham I’ve put my postcode on the map.

  5. Barry Wilshaw on December 14, 2022 at 5:58 pm

    Got mine today in my change at Sainsbury’s very good design.

  6. Edward on December 14, 2022 at 5:34 pm

    I was lucky enough to get a couple at local post office today.

  7. Robert gillies on December 12, 2022 at 10:23 am

    You can get them at my local post office in scotland got mine in sauchie alloa

  8. steven king on December 10, 2022 at 11:47 am

    I have 2 charles coin which picked up from my local post office nice design I’ve added them to my collection.

  9. tango-doll on December 9, 2022 at 12:32 am

    I was lucky today, I got a King Charles III coin in my change at my local Post Office. Yay! Kent area.

    • Alexandra on December 9, 2022 at 8:46 am

      That’s fantastic news! Have you put your postcode into the map? 🙂

  10. Ian Maclachlan on December 8, 2022 at 4:22 pm

    Looking forward to getting one as I used to love the “Old Currency” like the excitement of getting a “Bun Victoria “ the oldest ! Also “ A baldy Shilling” Edward V11 !