2023 Change Checker Awards – Winners Revealed!

The 2023 Change Checker Awards were opened to celebrate the very best collectors from the past year.

It’s been wonderful to see so many nominations for incredible Change Checkers and Junior Change Checkers – a great dedication to our beloved collecting hobby!

But our well deserved winners have now been selected…

Change Checker of the Year

Jeff Savage has been crowned as our 2023 Change Checker of the Year!

Jeff’s colleague nominated him for Change Checker of the Year saying that he has an impressive coin collection and his knowledge of past coins is second to none. He’s even given coins to friends, colleagues and family members to keep, inspiring them to start their own collections and encouraging the next generation of collectors.

It was even mentioned that Jeff might just be the biggest coin collector in Herefordshire!

Well done Jeff, keep up the good work and spreading the word of collecting!

Junior Change Checker of the Year

Wilf Ross and his brother Hugo have happily accepted the titles of 2023 Junior Change Checkers of the Year!

Wilf nominated himself and his brother for Junior Change Checkers of the year, as they love the collecting hobby and have been eagerly trying to expand their collection in the past year. Hugo and Wilf also said they’ve been talking to their teachers about coins and inspiring them to look out for commemorative issues in their change.

Wilf is aiming to collect every commemorative circulating 50p and £2 coin – good luck with your hunt Wilf!

Both Jeff and Wilf & Hugo will be receiving a personalized engraved Change Checker trophy, a Change Checker bundle of goodies worth £50 AND a year’s subscription to Coin Collector Magazine! A big thank you to All About Coins for gifting the subscriptions for this year’s Change Checker Awards – I think we can all agree it makes a fantastic prize!

2023 Coin Design of the Year

This year, we also asked you to vote for your favourite 2023 UK coin design!

With some incredible UK coins issued this year, it’s hard to chose just one – but the votes are in and it seems there is a clear winner…

First Place: The Flying Scotsman £2

With 17.01% of the votes, the Flying Scotsman £2 is your favourite coin from 2023!

It was issued at the beginning of the year to mark the centenary of world’s most famous locomotive – The Flying Scotsman. It was included in the 2023 Annual Coin Set, meaning collectors have had nearly a whole year to enjoy it’s beautiful design.

2023 UK Flying Scotsman £2
2023 UK Flying Scotsman £2

Find out more about the Flying Scotsman £2 here >>

Second Place: Bee £1

In second place is one of the coins from the New UK Coinage Set which was released in October – the Bee £1. The long awaited new coins for King Charles III proved incredibly popular with collectors, with their wildlife and nature designs perfectly representing The King’s passion for conservation. Click here to hear what the people of Poole thought of the UK’s New Coinage.

2023 UK Bee £1
2023 UK Bee £1

You can find out more about the UK’s New Coinage here >>

Third Place: J.R.R. Tolkien £2

The third most popular coin design of 2023 was another £2 from the 2023 Annual Coin Set – the J.R.R. Tolkien £2. It was issued to celebrate legendary fantasy author J.R.R. Tolkien and marks 50 years since his passing. Best known for creating The Lord of the Rings books, Tolkien is often referred to as the ‘Father of Fantasy’.

2023 UK J.R.R. Tolkien £2
2023 UK J.R.R. Tolkien £2

Find out more about the J.R.R. Tolkien £2 here >>

A big thank you once again to All About Coins for supporting us this year and of course a huge congratulations to all of our winners!

We’d like to thank each and every one of you for your continued support in 2023 and hope that 2024 is a fantastic year of Change Checking for you all!

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  1. Paul B Toovey on December 9, 2023 at 2:51 pm

    I feel so privileged that I own the whole 2023 uk coinage set change checker style! thank you ,@change checker and co

  2. Danny Ram on December 8, 2023 at 11:03 pm

    Mine was the NHS!

  3. Stephen B on December 8, 2023 at 4:04 pm

    Congratulations to the winners. A big thank you to all at Change Checker for providing an excellent service without which I would not be able to appreciate my collection that I have accumulated over the years. And a Merry Xmas.

  4. Jim Taroni on December 8, 2023 at 3:59 pm

    How rare is the MARY ROSE £2 Coin

  5. Alan Coverdale on December 8, 2023 at 10:26 am

    I never win